How to get Youtube Thumbnail

If you’re a developer, designer or just trying to get the Youtube Thumbnail of any video then you are in the right place. It’s a simple process actually. Youtube currently has 4 thumbnail versions available (that I know of). Three of those thumbnails are dimensions 120×90 and the other is a large thumbnail 480x360px which you can find on the Category pages.

To get these thumbnails, use the following URL and place the Youtube ID where specified

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/IDGOESHERE/1.jpg

Example

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/rPUO2DpBPOE/1.jpg
 http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/rPUO2DpBPOE/3.jpg

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Now, there are also other screenshots taken from the video. Simply change the value of 1 to 2 or 3

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/rPUO2DpBPOE/2.jpg

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Finally, to get the large image simply use the value of 0

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/rPUO2DpBPOE/0.jpg

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I hope that helps you in your project.

B4uCode

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