Working with video

How to select or upload a thumbnail image

When you have uploaded a video to your video website it's usually a good idea to check that the video has the best possible thumbnail. A video's thumbnail is a still image representing the video when it is not playing. The thumbnail is shown both inside the video player before the video starts playing and on any overview pages on the website where that video is present.
Thumbnails representing videos on a video website

After a video has been uploaded, a thumbnail is automatically chosen but you can specify a thumbnail for the video by clicking on the video in the backend of your video website and then choosing "Thumbnails" in the sidebar to the left.

When the video is uploaded, we process and generate up to 200 different thumbnails for you to choose from. When the process is done you can either click directly on the timeline or on the thumbnail you wish to select.
Selecting a thumbnail for a video

Watch this video on how to select a thumbnail for your video:

Uploading your own thumbnail

If you do not want to use one of the generated images as a thumbnail, you also have the option of uploading your own image: Scroll to the bottom of the the page, choose an image in the file browser and finally click the "Save thumbnail" button. Then the image will be uploaded to your video website and chosen as thumbnail for that video.
Uploading a thumbnail

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