How to generate video thumbnail from specific time index

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c19Grief
c19Grief Member Posts: 4

Hello! I'm trying to generate a video thumbnail jpg from a specific time index as an eager transformation for each video I upload to cloudinary. I searched the docs, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Any help would be much appreciated!


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  • Tamara
    Tamara Member, Cloudinary Staff Posts: 106
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out. To generate a video thumbnail from a specific time index, you can use the `start_offset` parameter when requesting the thumbnail. The `start_offset` parameter allows you to specify the time in seconds from where the thumbnail should be extracted. Here's an example:

    Original video: https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/video/upload/dog.mp4

    Thumbnail from the 10th second (note that I also changed the format to jpg): https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/video/upload/so_10/dog.jpg

    You can get code samples and read more here. Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any questions :)

    Best regards,

    Tamara

  • c19Grief
    c19Grief Member Posts: 4
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    Thank you!