How to get a YouTube video thumbnail

Apr 5, 2013

Just learned how to get a YouTube video thumbnail. Turns out that after I had created my own thumbnails with photoshop, all I needed to do was to go to the youTube site. It is all there. Each YouTube video has 4 auto-generated images. They are available at these urls:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/0.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/1.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/2.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/3.jpg

You can find the youTube video ID right in the url. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cVk98YImc4 here the ID is 1cVk98YImc4

Add new comment