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WP Videotube Thumbnails

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by a_ovechkin, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. a_ovechkin

    a_ovechkin Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I am making a video blog and ran into a brick wall last night... I have been search for a more information but yet im still stuck since this morning.. I got some videos from wp-videotube, but once on wordtube theme, I dont see the thumbnails, only the title in the boxes. I've tried thumbnail excerpts, thumbview from tubepress, and also youtube thumbnailer.

    Has anyone ran into this problem and know of any possible solutions?
    Anyone know of a plugin that can grab thumbnails or directly use the ones from youtube?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. hardinflash

    hardinflash Regular Member

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    I had the same problem, never found out how to fix it either. I'm definitely interested in how to fix it.
     
  3. me100rabh

    me100rabh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I also had same problem but i managed to fix it by doing some work manually. What i did was uploaded the thumbnail of required size in the videoimage folder (inside wp-content) and then added custom thumb option in the each post and link that to their respective thumb. plz note that the custom thumb code can be different, depending on what theme u r using. hope it help....
     
  4. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    New BlogSense(working on the update now) will have thumbnails included with video postings by calling them from the api directly, so they will work great with plugins like thumbnails to exceprts... but before I was having to build them manually.

    This is the function I was using to build the thumbnails... maybe it will help???

    PHP:
    function get_youtube_thumbnail($link)
    {
            
    $link explode("?v="$link);
            
    $link $link[1];
            
    $link "http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/$link/default.jpg";
            return 
    $link;
    }
     
  5. a_ovechkin

    a_ovechkin Newbie

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    Okay the problem is fixed now. To those that are stuck and need youtube thumbnails from youtube related plugins (to get videos) search up "Youtube Thumbnailer". The creator just released an updated version that works well. Make sure to check if the thumnails appear, if not, then check the custom value "thumbs" and its thumbnail url.

    Cheers