How to create a thumbnail of the downloaded video file in php without ffmpeg?

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Is there any possiblity to create a thumbnail of uploaded video file in php without using ffmpeg.


Most server side scripts rely on ffmpeg, so if you can't use that you can either upload the video to an external service but that would mean sending the whole file OR you could try creating them client-side in the browser -- Generate thumbnails from video files using HTML5's video tag and canvas

If however you can't use ffmpeg for installtion reasons you could look at a wrapper -- It currently provides FFmpeg-PHP emulation in pure PHP so you wouldn't need to compile and install the module.