Screenshots for audio and video files

As you probably know, you can put audio and video files in your album.

The problem with this is that you can not automatically generate thumbnails for these files. At least there is no easy way to do it.

If you do nothing but put the files in directories, they will be displayed in album with generic video and audio thumbnail. But you can change this behaviour of phpAlbum.

Let say you have video file MOV_0001.AVI in your album. You can very easy create a screenshot locally on your computer. For example with playing the video and taking a screenshot of it and saving this as an image (PNG or JPG).
If you rename this created picture to MOV_0001.AVI.JPG and put this in the same directory in your album where you have the original movie file, phpAlbum will automatically use this as thumbnail for your video file.


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