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


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.:

See a discussion about this subject here in the village pump on Commons:

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


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
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Husky created this task.Via LegacySep 14 2009, 10:30 PM
brion added a comment.Via ConduitSep 15 2009, 12:43 AM

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