I know that a couple of topics on this topic have been started, but as far as I can tell, they have not given any conclusive answers/solutions to this challenge (please correct me if I am wrong).
Let me start by saying that I am not a programmer, but that I am a digital media producer/creator and have been developing an in-house content management system for years in order to collaborate with my team members which are often spread out across the globe, and to present results in real-time to my clients, who often need or want to be part of the creative process.
I currently work with a programmer who is based in India and who has been handling all of the development on this digital-media CMS for the past few years...I know enough about working with programmers/developers to know what to ask for and often even help out with ideas that they might not have thought of, but more on a conceptual level, rather than the actual coding parts, of course.
About 5 years ago I chose Crocodocs to handle the upload and management of non-image/video files-types (I use the Vimeo API for those), and was somewhat disconcerted about its deprecation. It was working quite adequately for me, and I currently don't have the type of funds to deal with major construction on my code-base. I did, however, just manage to get my Indian developer to carve out the time it took to move me to the new Box API (he told me it took me 30hrs to do so, and what can I really say about that, either way...I have to trust him).
The question I now have (excuse the lengthy introduction) is this:
> is there a working method to retrieve a preview thumbnail of *all* supported file-types that is part of the Box API 2.0.
> if not, what file-types can present a thumbnail?
> if there is a non Box API method, would anyone be so kind and point me/us the correct way? (maybe some sort of clever ffmpeg screen-cap method that can generate a URL-based thumbnail with a certain delay, which would be better than having to do so manually...or something of that sort)
thanks in advance for your input and for reading this far!