The /video/thumbs Robot
We offer a variety of video encoding features like optimizing for different devices, merging, injecting ads, changing audio tracks, or adding company logos.
/video/thumbs Robot extracts any number of images from videos for use as previews.
||The number of thumbnails to be extracted. As some videos have incorrect durations, the actual number of thumbnails generated may be less in rare cases. The maximum number of thumbails we currently allow is 999.|
||Array of Integers / Array of Strings||
||An array of offsets representing seconds of the file duration, such as
||The format of the extracted thumbnail. Supported values are
||Width of the video||The width of the thumbnail, in pixels.|
||Height of the video||The height of the thumbnail, in pixels.|
||One of the available resize strategies.|
||The background color of the resulting thumbnails in the "rrggbbaa" format (red, green, blue, alpha) when used with the
||Integer||Auto||Forces the video to be rotated by the specified degree integer. Currently, only multiples of 90 are supported. We automatically correct the orientation of many videos when the orientation is provided by the camera. This option is only useful for videos requiring rotation because it was not detected by the camera.|
Our /video/thumbs Robot can be used in combination
with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case.
Here are a few example scenarios, and the required the Assembly Instructions to implement them.
You can also try demos of these examples right here, live on our website.
Encode a video, extract 8 thumbnails and store everything in an S3 bucket
Specify multiple encoding Steps for a single file
Automatically process multiple file types
Make video compatible for all devices
Convert any video to animated GIF
Encode video for browsers in 720p
Extract 10 thumbnails and modify their size
Blog posts about our /video/thumbs Robot
Over the years we wrote the following posts about our /video/thumbs Robot on our blog:
- Upgrading Encoding Engines July 31, 2015
- Kicking Transloadit Into Gear for the New Year February 1, 2015
Did you know?
You can easily combine Robots to create powerful workflows, unique to your business.
This is the power of Transloadit.