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Any way to control which frame YouTube uses for representative still?

I’m having an issue with some videos in that the still that comes up
in the YouTube gallery is some kind of green noise, while others come
up with just a black frame.

Any way to control or predict which frame gets used?

Thanks

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2 Responses to “Any way to control which frame YouTube uses for representative still?”

  1. admin says:

    Doc wrote:
    > I’m having an issue with some videos in that the still that comes up
    > in the YouTube gallery is some kind of green noise, while others come
    > up with just a black frame.

    > Any way to control or predict which frame gets used?

    > Thanks

    You can go into the details about the video and choose from several
    still pictures. Vimeo (another video hosting service) gives you more
    choices including the ability to upload your own art. You can also
    change the video later, if for example you re-edit the piece, and keep
    the statistics. Youtube doesn’t support this.

    Chip
    http://www.vimeo.com/chipgallo

  2. admin says:

    On 5/06/2008, Doc posted this:

    > I’m having an issue with some videos in that the still that comes up
    > in the YouTube gallery is some kind of green noise, while others come
    > up with just a black frame.

    > Any way to control or predict which frame gets used?

    > Thanks

    If I had to guess (that’s a sort of joke – I know nothing about this,
    so *of course* I have to guess!) I’d say that YT chooses the first
    frame in the video. So you should make sure your video starts with a
    decent frame (by careful editing with a tool that facilitates doing
    that).

    Anyone around willing to corroborate or contradict this guess?


    Gene E. Bloch (Gino)   letters617blochg3251
    (replace the numbers by "at" and "dotcom")

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