Get Movie thumbnailer (mtn), extract and build it, or get a binary version.
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/moviethumbnail/mtn-200808a-linux.tgz tar xf mtn-200808a-linux.tgz
Get any suitable Truetype font, and extract it to a suitable directory.
wget http://blog.droidzone.in/files/2014/04/Walkway-rounded.ttf mkdir ~/fonts mv Walkway-rounded.ttf ~/fonts/
Add the following to ~/.bashrc:
alias mtnd='mtn -f ~/fonts/Walkway-rounded.ttf
Now run mtn:
#mtn -f ~/fonts/Walkway-rounded.ttf filename.avi
Joel G Mathew, known in tech circles by the pseudonym Droidzone, is an opensource and programming enthusiast.
His favorite pastime is grappling with GNU compilers, discovering newer Linux secrets, writing scripts, hacking roms, and programs (nothing illegal), reading, blogging. and testing out the latest gadgets.
When away from the tech world, Dr Joel G. Mathew is a practising ENT Surgeon, busy with surgeries and clinical practise.