I have checked and read lot of post about one single issue that is far more complicated than it seems.
I have a website that uses a lot of videos taken from wwebsite as on the internet ^^ (services like youtube, vimeo, videobuzzy, etc) and we would like to generate on the fly a thumbnail of the embedded video.
Each service uses its own API so I should adapt code for each, which it far too much code and I could never manage every service.
A webserver propose something like that : http://embed.ly but I tried them and, as exemple, videos from videobuzzy doesn't work. So that's a partial solution.
Another solution would be to use a screenshot service that could request the video's URL, render it, take a snapshot and generate an image. Tempting, but results tends to add delays, and I have to find a snapshot service and generate the code (well, this could be the fun part).
The simpliest would be to take a screen capture and create an image ourselves, then upload it.
I would rather propose something more user-friendly but I have no more clue.
Is anyone has some advice on it and do I get the picture right ?
If I could, instead of the thumbnails, just embed the video (usually an iframe) into a with specific size, that could do the trick...