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How to add custom youtube thumbnail ??

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by shaun_shaun, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. shaun_shaun

    shaun_shaun Junior Member

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    anyone knows how to add a custom youtube video thumbnail instead of youtube's default caption images ???
     
  2. Fadi946

    Fadi946 Power Member

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    You need to be a YouTube partner to be able to do that.
     
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    Yupefer Regular Member

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  4. B.O.S.S

    B.O.S.S Power Member

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    Go to video manager. Edit video. Scroll half way down and you will have 3 still images to choose from.
     
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    B.O.S.S Power Member

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    Did he new update also remove this feature for normal users ?
     
  6. shaun_shaun

    shaun_shaun Junior Member

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    I want to add a different image thumbnail instead of those 3 captions
     
  7. B.O.S.S

    B.O.S.S Power Member

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    Sorry, you must be a partner to add different ones.
     
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    Fadi946 Power Member

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    You can't do it if you are not a YouTube partner, unless you put your costume image in the video itself for a half a second or something. (You must know where exactly to place it though, I think at the 25%/50%/75% of the length of your video)
    For example, if your video is 10 minutes, so place your picture for a half a second in minute 2:30 or 5:00 or 7:30.
    I'm just not sure about the timing.
     
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  9. Adam Rock

    Adam Rock Senior Member

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    go apply here youtube.com/partners
     
  10. danielgm55

    danielgm55 Regular Member

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    in your video editing software...add the image that you want in the timeline underneath your footage..extend the image to the end of the video (it will not be visible) this will allow the image to be part of the 3 image choices for yt
     
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    x5g7j9l3x Junior Member

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    Are you sure that this technique actually works..?
     
  12. lafflady

    lafflady Regular Member

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    I didnt know about this method.. Im gonna try that.
     
  13. laziestnoob

    laziestnoob Regular Member

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    it doesnt always work. because people did they they made it mid give or take 5 seconds so you gotta stretch it <3

    being a partner is fun
     
  14. danielgm55

    danielgm55 Regular Member

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    sorry guys after pulling the test vid that i initially did this with in 2010 and re-posting..it appears that it was either dumb luck or no longer works..sorry for the bad info
     
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    purewealthinc Regular Member

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    Just read the post above.. Be a youtube partner, don't waste your time if you don't know how to edit the videos and put in the middle of videos os something like that..

    Apply to be a youtube partner and your good to go!
     
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    lokesh111 Newbie

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    it is very exciting question i also want to know
    :)
     
  17. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    The Solution is:

    Just make sure that your thumbnail image appears as at least the last 25% of the video, since it usually takes a shot every 1/3 of it.

    I know it reduces the amount of content time, but it's the only way around it without being a partner.

    I usually do a 5 - 6 min video and use up the rest with image after image after image until 9:50 or so ( Can't remember the limit now - may be 12 mins instead of just 10 mins, dunno ) but that always makes my preferred thumbnail the last of the 3 to pick from.

    Hope that helps.