There is an error in the code that sets the time for extracting the thumbnails. I think it is a custom modification of the PHPVideoToolkit made for the Drupal version, because it is not present in the original code available in the project repository.

In lines 1855-1856 it reads:

<?php
$this
->addCommand('-ss', $this->formatTimecode($seconds - 5, $timecode_format, '%hh:%mm:%ss:%ms', $frames_per_second), TRUE);
$this->addCommand('-ss', $this->formatTimecode(5, $timecode_format, '%hh:%mm:%ss:%ms', $frames_per_second), FALSE);
?>

The timecode format is wrong. Milliseconds must use a dot "." as separator. The correct code is:

<?php
$this
->addCommand('-ss', $this->formatTimecode($seconds - 5, $timecode_format, '%hh:%mm:%ss.%ms', $frames_per_second), TRUE);
$this->addCommand('-ss', $this->formatTimecode(5, $timecode_format, '%hh:%mm:%ss.%ms', $frames_per_second), FALSE);
?>

You owe me a beer for the time wasted debugging this ;)

Files: 
CommentFileSizeAuthor
#1 video-invalid_timecode-1907504-1.patch1.09 KBJvE
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 224 pass(es).
[ View ]

Comments

Version:7.x-2.9» 7.x-2.x-dev
Component:Code» Video Transcoding
Status:Active» Needs review
StatusFileSize
new1.09 KB
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 224 pass(es).
[ View ]

Nasty bug. Wasted some of my time too.

The ffmpeg error message (for reference): "Invalid duration specification for ss"

Status:Needs review» Fixed

Thanks a lot for finding this! Next time you're in The Netherlands, I'll buy you a beer :)

Next time you are in Finland I will buy you two beers.

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.