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How to change video picture

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Venas, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Venas

    Venas Junior Member

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    1. I upload video on youtube
    2. Youtube automaticaly choose 3 pictures and you can choose which you want show in searching

    But what to do if I want another picture? Always youtube choose picture which isnt good for my video in searching.

    Exapmle:

    I upload video about dogs. Youtube chose some 3 pictures which are bad. And I want picture with big head of dog to looks interesting for people in searching. How to do it? Thx
     
  2. nubcakes

    nubcakes BANNED BANNED

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    Log into your youtube account then click on Video Manager or whatever Its called then it will show you 3 pics just select one of them
     
  3. Venas

    Venas Junior Member

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    I know but what if I dont want the picture of theese 3 pics selected? What I want another picture which isnt selected???
     
  4. skittles

    skittles BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Add the picture you want at the end of your video for the longest time you can... YT eventually will pick it up. Select that as your thumbnail then cut it out in video manager so when people watch your video they won't see that static picture there.

    Hope makes sense 4am here lol
     
  5. 1997ads

    1997ads Newbie

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    Yeah I've seen that many a times.
    Wonder how they do that.
    (Hint: Only Partnered Accounts have it)
     
  6. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Only YouTube partners can do that. Add a random picture of anything and make it their thumbnail.

    Add an image at exactly half way through the video. That'll make it one of the 3 pictures.
     
  7. OMGWTFISTHIS

    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    What ipwned and Skittles are both correct. Do one of each, and it'll work. I prefer Skittle's method, as you can simply edit out the image without having some random image pop up half way through the video. :p
     
  8. Crewchief007

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    I've never seen this work...


    If you use the YT Video Editor to cut out frames, you have to click the "Publish" button and that produces a whole NEW video. It does not change the initial video you are attempting to edit! And the 2nd video that it produces, may or may not have the "thumbnail" that you desire.

    Am I missing something?
     
  9. Crewchief007

    Crewchief007 Power Member

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    Never mind, I just realized that you DO NOT use the YT Video Editor to get this done.

    You click on "Enhancements" and select the "TRIM" button, select the frames you want to trim and then click the save trim button and you are done!
     
  10. skittles

    skittles BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    You got it:)

    I used to do that for a while and today I just realized I have an option to add my own thumnail lol
     
  11. Crewchief007

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    NO! That was an EPIC FAIL also!

    I tried the "trim" as stated but it changed all of the "thumbnails."

    Am I missing something?

    The objective is to choose your own thumbnails and I thought this method might work, but it hasn't for me. If anybody has this working, let me know the steps please.
     
  12. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    skittles method doesn't work, I have tried it several times and it doesn't work, if it used to work it was a long time ago.
     
  13. skittles

    skittles BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Yes I guess they changed it I haven't been to my YT channel in so long but that's how it used to be - I am sure there is another way around :D
     
  14. Venas

    Venas Junior Member

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    So nobody know how to do it?
     
  15. Vrolijk

    Vrolijk Registered Member

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    With this ¿

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    Upload vid
    Next to Thunbails generated, Click on "Thunbail button" (NEW)
     
  17. Vrolijk

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    Indeed, You can upload any picture you want with that option...

    Go to "Edit" and under the three thumbnails you find the option "Custom Thumbnail"
    There you can upload any picture from your hard disk with a max of 2MB...

    I got this option for a while now and it is working fine for me.. Also check the Invideo Programming in you settings, That's a cool option too!!

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  18. Venas

    Venas Junior Member

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    But there isnt option "Custom Thumbnail" Probably it have only some accounts?
     
  19. skittles

    skittles BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Maybe your account is fairly new with not much content - so you haven't been awarded that yet.
     
  20. Jdog82

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    I thought in the past you could choose your pic but now you cant. Sucks because they give you some horrible choices to choose from sometime.