Its new feature time for webthumb again. Today i’m making the alpha release of video thumb.
Videothumb gives you the option of getting back a thumbnail of the video on a given url instead of that page. So if you thumbnail Simon’s Cat ‘Cat Man Do’ you can get
Videothumb gives you a thumbnail from the beginning of the movie (this may change) one from 1 second and one from 5 seconds, and all the normal sizes made from the first first frame snapshot.
To enable videothumb for your requests just add a videothumb tag to yours requests like:
<webthumb> <apikey>key here</apikey> <request> <url>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q</url> <videothumb>1</videothumb> </request> </webthumb>
If a supported video url isn’t detected a normal thumbnail will be created, so you can easily enable videothumb for all your requests.
Videothumb currently only works with youtube but I will be adding support for a bunch of other sites over the next couple days.
Currently videothumb is only available as an addon to webthumb, but may be made available as a separate api with additional features if there is demand.