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YouTube thumbnailer

This project takes a YouTube uri and provides the appropriate thumbnail images.

Links

Live page
GitHub repository

Overview

Occasionally it’s useful to have the thumbnail for a YouTube video, and I often forget the exact path for doing this. So I wrote this script that fetches the uri for the user.

Challenges

Challenge: The uri had to be parsed.
Solution: Since this is entirely Javascript based and in the browser there are no safety issues associated with the parsing. Upon failure the page simply tells the user there was a problem. (Resolved)

Screenshot

YouTube thumbnailer
YouTube thumbnailer