I have upladed several videos from YouTube to my site. However not one thumbnail has been gerenated. Is this the intent? Can you have thumbnails from YouTube?

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glen201’s picture

Category:support» feature
Status:Active» Postponed (maintainer needs more info)

To my knowledge, no. HOWEVER, you may want to link to the thumbnail on youtube.com in the body of your video.

If you can figure out a programmatic way to retrieve the thumbnail to a video from youtube for me, I'll add it to the code.

--glen

netentropy’s picture

That would be great!

Searching this issue brings up many nodes on the matter. I believe CCK Embedded fields can generate them, however I found this to be the most useful

http://drupal.org/node/74779

It seems you can grab the thumbnail from you tube in the XML. This would be awesome in views for a grid view.

glen201’s picture

OK got it. We have yet to "tackle" cleaning up the youtube part of the module. I've been concerned mostly with the Ffmpeg portion and making fixes there. When I hit Youtube, I'll check into adding this. Realistically, it may not be until we rewrite the thumbnailing part of the module, as the Image module we link to is being "squeezed" by D7 and some adjustment will have to be made. We're thinking of moving this into a CCK field.

-- glen

netentropy’s picture

That would be great and from the posts above I do not think it would be too hard since you are really just taking the thumbnail from youtube.

I understand your time constraints. I used to develop for Joomla. But this is a feature that could attract more people to the module, a you tube movie directory using views to show thumbnails in a grid format would be attractive to many folks

great module, let me know if i can help you in any way

heshan.lk’s picture

Status:Postponed (maintainer needs more info)» Fixed

We fixed youtube thumbnail support, so you can now use this module with you tube thumbnails, we are working on to integrate full youtube API with the module, then you can have more features video directly upload to youtube site and modufy/delete it, and rate/comment on youtube videos etc. So all will take time, but if any volunteer I can give instructions.

bkat’s picture

Does youtube thumbnailing work in 5.x-1.5 or a newer D5 version?

heshan.lk’s picture

no, only for D6 version

netentropy’s picture

I was not able to get the thumbnailing to work

there is not thumbnail displaying in views

heshan.lk’s picture

hmm, but for me it works, what is the issue u got? try typing http://sitenem/video and if you still cannot see thumbnails then update the module

netentropy’s picture

I have updated the module. I have tried both the dev and the current release.

you can see at www.mychemistrytutor.com/video I see no thumbnails

I had thought this would appear in the view field for the thumbnail. It does not.

netentropy’s picture

fixed it, i did not see the youtube settings, sorry

Starminder’s picture

Status:Fixed» Active

I'm having what seems to be the same problem, only adding the developer key didn't resolve it. Anything else I should look at?

heshan.lk’s picture

There is no relation ship with developer id and thumbnail image, please try changing youtube settings, what is the version your using?

netentropy’s picture

I had to add the developer id to use the thumbnails also

Starminder’s picture

I'm on 2.8, what settings should I change? Thanks!

heshan.lk’s picture

Status:Active» Fixed

please see the youtube video configurations

Starminder’s picture

Thanks, the config was already done. Added a new node and went back and checked the view. I have it displaying titles but it still won't display the corresponding thumbnail.

Starminder’s picture

Status:Fixed» Active
heshan.lk’s picture

Status:Active» Closed (won't fix)