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How to create thumbnails

There's a lot of info on what goes into a thumbnail for videos, what with VTT, but no how to or tutorials. I just want to add a custom thumbnail to my videos. Please help.

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If you are interested in adding a custom poster image to your videos you can do so in two ways, depending on your embed method.

Using the single-line embed code within your dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the videos section of your dashboard.
  2. Select your video, scroll down to the Metadata section of your video and you will see your current poster image.
  3. Select the edit button to upload a custom image or select a frame from the video as a poster image.

Using a custom embed method:

  1. Add the image property to your setup block with a URL to your poster image.

If you are interested in adding preview thumbnails to the scrub bar, check out our Adding Preview Thumbnails article on our support site. It provides details on how to format your VTT files and a provides a code example on how to embed the file within the playlist block.

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