How to render mp4 thumbnails in Nautilus?


I upgraded reinstalled from Fedora 31 to Fedora Silverblue 32.

Suddenly I have no thumbnails in Nautilus for .mp4 video files. Is there any package I have to install to get those?


After doing some digging online, it seems you may need to do one of two (or both) of the following:

  1. Install gstreamer plugins (not sure exactly which one).
  2. Clear out old thumbnail cache.

This post from the older Askbot seems to have the most information that might help you.

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Solution: rpm-ostree install totem and reboot. Of course, also the proper gstreamer plugin if missing.

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