YouTube video thumbnail at various sizes including HD (links)

The thumbnails of a YouTube video are saved separately and they can be easily downloaded or embedded in a website. Among the thumbnails, HD image are the images with maximum size.

The HD image can be empty if the video is of lower resolution or custom thumbnail uploaded by the user is of lower resolution.

Here are the links of the thumbnails in YouTube server (Replace [VIDEO_CODE] by the code of the video):

For example, if the video is https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=bweHUR8KL8U then the [VIDEO_CODE] is bweHUR8KL8U

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/0.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/1.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/2.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/3.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/hqdefault.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/mqdefault.jpg

http://img.youtube.com/vi/[VIDEO_CODE]/maxresdefault.jpg

Let’s see what the thumbnails of the given video when I use the Video Code in the links above result into:

Thumbnail 0
http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/0.jpg

Thumbnail 1

http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/1.jpg

Thumbnail 2
http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/2.jpg

Thumbnail 3

http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/3.jpg

Thumbnail hqdefault
http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/hqdefault.jpg

Thumbnail mqdefault
http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/mqdefault

Thumbnail maxresdefault

http://img.youtube.com/vi/bweHUR8KL8U/maxresdefault.jpg

In this video, the Maxresdefault image is not available because the thumbnail uploaded is of lower resolution.

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