video_thumbnail

This plugin generates thumbnail from video file or URL. It returns image in memory or writes into a file. It offers rich options to control the image format, resolution and quality. Supports iOS and Android.

pub ver license

video-file video-url

Methods

functionparameterdescriptionreturn
thumbnailDataString [video], ImageFormat [imageFormat](JPEG/PNG/WEBP), int [maxHeight](0: for the original resolution of the video, or scaled by the source aspect ratio), maxWidth(0: for the original resolution of the video, or scaled by the source aspect ratio), inttimeMsgenerates the thumbnail from the frame around the specified millisecond, intquality`(0-100)generates thumbnail from [video][Future<Uint8List>]
thumbnailFileString [video], String [thumbnailPath](folder or full path where to store the thumbnail file, null to save to same folder as the video file), ImageFormat [imageFormat](JPEG/PNG/WEBP), int [maxHeight](0: for the original resolution of the video, or scaled by the source aspect ratio), int [maxWidth](0: for the original resolution of the video, or scaled by the source aspect ratio), int [timeMs] generates the thumbnail from the frame around the specified millisecond, int [quality](0-100)creates a file of the thumbnail from the [video][Future<String>]

Warning:

Giving both the maxHeight and maxWidth has different result on Android platform, it actually scales the thumbnail to the specified maxHeight and maxWidth. To generate the thumbnail from a network resource, the video must be properly URL encoded.

Usage

Installing add video_thumbnail as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

dependencies:
  video_thumbnail: ^0.2.2

import

import 'package:video_thumbnail/video_thumbnail.dart';

Generate a thumbnail in memory from video file

final uint8list = await VideoThumbnail.thumbnailData(
  video: videofile.path,
  imageFormat: ImageFormat.JPEG,
  maxWidth: 128, // specify the width of the thumbnail, let the height auto-scaled to keep the source aspect ratio
  quality: 25,
);

Generate a thumbnail file from video URL

final uint8list = await VideoThumbnail.thumbnailFile(
  video: "https://flutter.github.io/assets-for-api-docs/assets/videos/butterfly.mp4",
  thumbnailPath: (await getTemporaryDirectory()).path,
  imageFormat: ImageFormat.WEBP,
  maxHeight: 64, // specify the height of the thumbnail, let the width auto-scaled to keep the source aspect ratio
  quality: 75,
);

Notes

Fork or pull requests are always welcome. Currently it seems have a little performance issue while generating WebP thumbnail by using libwebp under iOS.

Libraries

video_thumbnail