No previews for vidoes (.mov)

Hello all,

I’m new to Nextcloud and got it from a cloud provider. Everything was already installed and i didnt have to do anything. Its running v 25.

How can i enable preview for videos?

Reminder that i do not have access to the operating system my nextcloud is on. I just have a list of predetermined occ commands I’m able to run. The ones labeled as previews are:

config:system:set preview_max_filesize_image --type=integer --value %VALUE%

config:system:set preview_max_memory --type=integer --value %VALUE%

preview:generate-all %USER%



I havent run the first two but tried the 3rd and 4th one yet theres no preview for any video format

Appreciate any help.

Hoping not to have misunderstood your question:
You need

  • avconv or ffmpeg to be installed on the server

When that is the case, you must

  • add this extra preview provider in the designated array of your config/config.php:
           => 'OC\\Preview\\Movie',

When one of these two requirements are not fullfiled, no preview images of videos.

I would like to refer to: Previews in nextclouds latest admin documentation

Just my 2 cent
I hope I could help

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Thank you. Unfortunately as you said its not possible because apparently the provider has disabled preview for videos for performance reasons and said they do not have any workaround.