Allow way to choose thumbnail frame for video on its File: description page
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Description

When uploading a video file (for example to Wikimedia Commons) a thumbnail for the media detail page is automatically generated, apparently somewhere around the middle of the movie. In some cases it would be very welcome if a possibility would exists to change the thumbnail, e.g.:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikilovesart_tropenmuseum_interview.ogv

See a discussion about this subject here in the village pump on Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2009Aug#Changing_thumbnails_for_videos

One suggestion is to add a special keyword to the page to change the thumbnail moment, e.g.:

{{FILEDEFAULTS:thumbtime=50}}


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42632

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Husky created this task.Sep 14 2009, 10:30 PM

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