You know how totem-xine is responsible for the video thumbnailing you see in Nautilus? It's rather slow and it can't handle h264 well (or at all), but this is all xine-lib's fault. MPlayer is known to be very quick, but no thumbnailing facility uses it in Gnome. So, I wrote a thumbnailer script that uses MPlayer.
I think I've ironed most of the bugs out and I'd like you to try it. After installing the RPM you need to run
to modify the necessary GConf keys. This can't be done as an automated systemwide install (yet) because I want it to coexist with totem-xine.
This script is loosely based on this other project
. Mine however is written in Python, and is easy to install and uninstall.
Whoops. There were some stupid bugs left and I did something stupid too. Anyway, it's fixed. Downloads are here