The thumbnails of Youtube videos are generally low in quality. Sometimes, the thumbnail is not enough to get the people attention. This can lead to lesser video views.
Here is a small we have written that works as follows.
- A custom thumbnail is displayed at the size of 560px width and 615px height.
- When the user clicks on it, the image fade outs. Yes it will get animated as fade out. We use jQuery fadeout function for it.
- After that the video gets displayed.