Friday, April 26, 2013

How to get thumbnail of YouTube video link ?




Hello Googlers , in one of my project i needed the thumbnail of YouTube Videos, i have search for it and got the perfact solution,facility  that youtube has already been provided. we just have to put our you tube video ID in the youtube thumbnail URL and thats it, it works, we can also get big, small and high Quality thumbnails.


 
Each YouTube video has 4 generated images. They are predictably formatted as follows:


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

The first one in the list is a full size image and others are thumbnail images. The default thumbnail image (ie. one of 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg) is:

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



For the high quality version of the thumbnail use a url similar to this:

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



There is also a medium quality version of the thumbnail, using a url similar to the HQ:

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



For the maximum resolution version of the thumbnail use a url similar to this:

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



All of the above urls are available over https too. Just change http to https in any of the above urls.

Alternatively, you can use the YouTube API to get thumbnail images.




Hope you have enjoyed to read this post,
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