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Youtube Video Thumbnail Exact Timing

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by acotut, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    Hello,

    I need a little help from the Youtube Crowd,I'm trying to start a small project and I got stuck with something that should've been easy.

    I haven't worked with youtube lately and for about 2 days i'm struggling with Timing to set my youtube Video thumbnail.
    Unfortunatelly the channel I use isn't monetized and I don't have the option to upload a random image as my video thumbnail.
    The videos that I try to upload are about 90 Minutes long,and placing "my thumbnail" at the middle of the video is not working anymore.
    Can you guys send me some directions?
    I tried using this calculator http://www.brotherhood2.com/thumbfinder/ but unfortunatelly,it's outdated.

    Cheers
     
  2. microban

    microban Registered Member

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    I don't think you can unless its a partnered channel.
     
  3. fadingstarr

    fadingstarr Newbie

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    i think for non partners, you now get the choice between 3 pics that are taken from your video, and there's mostly bound to be 1 good one in it. Youtube doesn't just pick something from exactly the middle anymore. I think.

    I've been a partner for 2 months now, so I don't really remember.
     
  4. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    It's difficult to get the exact timing on which thumbnail YouTube pick, unless you are a partner. Just make sure you have some good images at the beginning, middle and at the end of the video.
     
  5. ChEcKeD

    ChEcKeD Senior Member

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    They changed it I think. I upload a 4 second thumbnail directly in the middle of the video, but sometimes it doesn't work.
     
  6. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    reaction Registered Member Premium Member

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    Always such a pain in the ass to get this right. Sometimes they give you the worst thumbnails to choose from.
     
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    There should be a button under the suggested thumbnails that says "Custom Thumbnail" by the way im not a partner so don't know why you wouldn't have it.
     
  9. thegamekind

    thegamekind Newbie

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    im not a partner and i can get custom thumbnails on youtube?
     
  10. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    Are you sure you have the costum thumbnail options and you're not a partner?

    In what country you live?


    Ps. Some nasty kids flagged my video after 2 days and 5k views,i feel like crying lol,but now i'm gonna place 4 videos at a time.