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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Jun 16, 2018 1:58pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How to change the thumbnail image on the cover of the video

For video preview item images, they are system generated and picked right now -- for /details/ pages. So the only way to change the thumbnail on one of our /details/ pages is to update the video. You _can_ influence the thumbnail used slightly now with a "start" argument, though that means the click-to-play on a /details/ page jumps there, too, eg: http://archive.org/details/commute?start=30 In the future we will _probably_ give users a way to select a specific thumb, but that me some time out (priorities, etc...)
This post was modified by tracey pooh on 2018-06-16 20:58:13

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Poster: mhanley2 Date: Mar 21, 2022 7:32pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How to change the thumbnail image on the cover of the video

I agree it would be great to be able to edit the thumbnail - as people have learned on YouTube- a great thumbnail can draw in viewers and thusly enhance excitement in the general public for Internet archive! I prefer it vastly to YouTube

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Poster: globaltapestryofalternatives Date: Jun 22, 2021 8:03am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How to change the thumbnail image on the cover of the video

The "poster" property seems not to be working anymore, could you please check?

See: https://archive.org/embed/peril_of_doc_ock&poster=https://archive.org/images/map.png

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 22, 2021 6:00pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How to change the thumbnail image on the cover of the video

i think it is working. for instance:
https://archive.org/embed/peril_of_doc_ock&poster=https://archive.org/download/peril_of_doc_ock/peril_of_doc_ock.thumbs/peril_of_doc_ock_lo_000120.jpg