Incorporating Thumbnail in .mp4 file

Budgie ajebay at
Sun Apr 5 03:09:05 PDT 2015

On 05/04/15 02:07, Vangelis forthnet wrote:
> On Sat Apr 4 23:40:31 BST 2015, Budgie wrote:
>> I understand it is possible to run something like ffmpeg
>> and incorporate the .jpg into the .mp4 container. Please could
>> somebody give me some directions on this.
> You'd better stay away from FFmpeg - it transforms the image file to a
> video stream; this is not what you want!
> Use a dedicated MP4/M4A tagger, like AtomicParsley, MP4Box etc.
> Read more at:
> "Print" help files for AP/MP4Box for more detailed "How-To"s...
> If on Windows and prefer a GUI, Peter's suggestion works fine!
> If you are not trimming/deleting your get_iplayer history file and
> you've managed to get AP properly installed now, there's a good chance
> your history file contains entries for those tagless files. E.g. if your
> tagless mp4/m4a file corresponds to pid=xxxxxxxx,
> you can place it inside GiP's download folder (where it was initially
> created) and then "tag from history":
> get_iplayer --history pid:xxxxxxxx --tag-only
> This should work if
> 1. There's only ONE instance of xxxxxxxx inside history; I have found
> that if I re-downloaded via --force and a second instance was created,
> the above command fails (@ dinkypumpkin: possible bug?).
> 2. The file was not downloaded before the Oct 2014 BBC changes (death of
> XML feeds). In that case, history points to a non-existing thumbnail
> resource.
> Regards,
> Vangelis.
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Hi Vangelis,
Many thanks.  Files date from 2012 so cannot use your neat suggestion.

I have a linux equivalent of Peter's suggested tagger; Puddletag.  Will 
see if that can do the job.

Many thanks again,

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