Enter the URL of the YouTube video and click the button to view the thumbnails.

This tool will try to find some thumbnails for a youtube video.

About thumbnails of a YouTube video

How it works ?

Using the URL of a Youtube video, our tool deduces URLs from thumbnails of a Youtube video, tests the availables thumbnails and you present them.

Why retrieve a thumbnail?

The thumbnails of a video can be used to illustrate a blog article or a document ... so many things ...

There are others thumbnails ?

This tool allows you to access the thumbnails generated by Youtube, if you want to retrieve the thumbnails corresponding to a specific moment of the video, you will have to use other methods :(

URLs for YouTube images

To retrieve thumbnail images from a YouTube video, you must first retrieve the video ID, for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmVAmlpbnD4 https://youtu.be/dmVAmlpbnD4 https://www.youtube.com/embed/dmVAmlpbnD4

All these examples point to the same video, the ID of the video in these examples is dmVAmlpbnD4. Simply replace ID in the following URLs with the identifier of your Youtube video.

  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/0.jpg First image extracted from the video and image by default.
    480 x 360 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/1.jpg Second image taken from the video.
    120 x 90 px, jpg
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/2.jpg Third image taken from the video.
    120 x 90 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/3.jpg Fourth image taken from the video.
    120 x 90 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/default.jpg Thumbnail low resolution, the same as 0.jpg.
    120 x 90 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/mqdefault.jpg Thumbnail in medium resolutionlow, the same as 0.jpg.
    320 x 180 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/hqdefault.jpg Thumbnail in medium resolutionhigh, the same as 0.jpg.
    480 x 360 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/sddefault.jpg Thumbnail in medium-high resolution, the same as 0.jpg.
    640 x 480 px, jpg.
  • http://img.youtube.com/vi/ID/maxresdefault.jpg Thumbnail in high resolution, the same as 0.jpg.
    Variable size (1920 x 1080 px / 1280 x 720 px ...), jpg.

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