When I embed a Youtube link into a page as a clear piece of text, the video displays, but it embeds with a massively zoomed in screen of the first frame, which isnt how I filmed it at all..?
I installed a few Youtube plugins, but none of these have solved this issue.
Link to site; If you press on play, after a second the correct title frame shows which is the one I expected should be shown on the embed screen link preview..!
We don’t have permission to view drafts since we need to be logged into your site to see them! Please publish the page, or find some other way for us to view it. Then I’ll be happy to help 🙂
The image you are looking at is the default YouTube thumbnail image. You have limited control over what this looks like since YouTube creates and assigns these automatically. You can change it to one of four that YouTube creates, but only if you own the video. If you do, follow these directions to pick a different thumbnail:
If you want to see what the thumbnails (that YouTube chose for you) are, simple type one of these into the address bar (making sure to replace <insert-youtube-video-id-here> with your video id):
In your case, the URL will look like:
I am afraid this didnt work..
the link http://img.youtube.com/vi/ZS3VsGKh8yA/3.jpg gave me the correct thumbnail when pasted into my browser, but when inserted in a WP page, it failed to recognise it.
The URL I was previously using was http://youtu.be/ZS3VsGKh8yA, but even adding /3.jpg on the end doesn’t work.
Try to create your code here:
no no no… you don’t add those links to WordPress. Those links were to show you how to see the thumbnails that YouTube generates. You need to follow the direction in the YouTube link I gave you:
Basically log into YouTube and pick a different thumbnail 🙂
There was nothing wrong with the way they were doing it. This is a YouTube problem, not a WordPress problem. YouTube is using a crappy thumbnail. They’ll need to change the thumbnail through YouTube.
What does the OP want? A video or an image? If it is a video, why not use the embed option in YouTube itself? Did he try it?
WordPress has a built in video converter… if you type, in plain text, the URL to the YouTube video, WordPress will automatically embed it. There is no need to add custom code unless you want to do more advanced things. And for some, seeing that code can confuse things.
The OP wants to use the simple embed to show the video, but he wants a different video thumbnail. YouTube, when you upload a video, will auto generate three to four thumbnails it pulls from the video itself. You have no control over this. The only control you have is picking one of the three thumbnails to use instead of the default one.
Again, this is a YouTube problem, not a WordPress issue.
Thank you wpismypuppet…..as you said it was a Youtube issue, and is now sorted.
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