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Getting a video still image for a web site

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I am working on a site that users can upload videos (original I know), but the site is already popular among a small niche of people and some of my users have been asking to be able to upload video.

I have everything figured out, but I want to have a little image preview from the video for the person to click on to play it like on youtube and myspace.  How the hell do you get an image preview besides watching it and taking a still?

The back end of the web site is a RoR and PHP hybrid running on top of MySQL.

So if ruby or PHP have the ability to do something like this it would be great.  I use flash to display the videos.
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You're the man.  A little more reading on that page and I found the exact solution.  rmovie is a ruby port of ffmpeg.  I was hoping to do it in Ruby over PHP.  Thanks for the tip!


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For PHP use ffmpeg
For Ruby use rmovie
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Glad to help :)
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