Opening Still Frame of Videos

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  • #1252516

    jimgramze
    Member

    When I post a video, before it is played, the sample frame is often an unfortunate frame with a silly look on my face. Is there way to impose a picture or, say, the very first frame of the video to appear before the video is actually played? It is very embarrassing to have a still shot in the middle of pronouncing a word with my face in an awkward and unnatural pose.

    Is there a way to control this?

    The blog I need help with is nostolencatpictures.com.

    #1252634

    supernu
    Member

    As far as I know, “Capture Thumbnail” is the only way to capture a frame from your video, when using wordpress.

    more info http://en.support.wordpress.com/videopress/

    If you were using youtube videos, then yes they have that option.

    #1252642

    jimgramze
    Member

    supernu,

    Thanks for the link. The solution is not elegant but it does indeed work and with some trial and error and luck I can capture a thumbnail that I like. This page also enlightens me in other ways such as how to affect the video quality by selecting an appropriate size for the video.

    Very much obliged,

    Jim Gramze

    #1252761

    supernu
    Member

    You’re very welcome.

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