[FFmpeg-user] Embed thumbnail on MP4

Rich Alderwick richard.alderwick at johnsonfleming.com
Thu Nov 14 16:58:59 CET 2013

Hi there

I was wondering if it was possible to embed some video art into an MP4 file using FFMPEG?

If so, can you please tell me what the command is?

I know it is possible to add video art using some software called MetaX, but I was wondering if it could be done via FFMPEG.

I have added video art to an mp4 file using MetaX, then used the "FFMPEG -i" command to see if there was any information about the image. This is what I got:

Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'input.mp4':
    major_brand     : M4V
    minor_version   : 1
    compatible_brands: M4V mp42isom
    creation_time   : 2013-10-10 13:43:27
    title           : TitleOfVideo
    description     : short des
    synopsis        : long des
    media_type      : 10
  Duration: 00:00:11.01, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 743 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (Main) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv), 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16
      creation_time   : 2013-10-10 13:43:27
      handler_name    : Mainconcept MP4 Video Media Handler
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 189 kb/s (default)
      creation_time   : 2013-10-10 13:43:27
      handler_name    : Mainconcept MP4 Sound Media Handler
    Stream #0:2: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p(pc), 160x90 [SAR 96:96 DAR 16:9], 90k tbr, 90k tbn, 90k tbc

As you can see on the bottom row, it detects the image is present because the 160x90 was the size of the image in pixels

Many thanks for any help you can offer!

Rich Alderwick
Multimedia Developer

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