Get a thumbnail for a Youtube video using the video ID

Getting the thumbnail image for a YouTube video is very easy. Just use the following link, replacing the <video-id> with the id of the video.

Large image:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/0.jpg

Thumb image:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/1.jpg

Thumb image (different position):

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/2.jpg

Thumb image (different position):

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/3.jpg

Default thumb image:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/default.jpg

High quality large image:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/hqdefault.jpg

Very large (max res) image:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<video-id>/maxresdefault.jpg

Click here to see how to get Vimeo video thumbnails.