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Pafy – Getting Best Thumbnail of the Video
  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get best thumbnail of the given youtube video in pafy. Pafy is a python library to download YouTube content and retrieve metadata. Pafy object is the object which contains all the information about the given video. Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures or videos, used to help in recognizing and organizing them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words. Best thumbnail is the thumbnail among all the available thumbnails which has highest resolution

We can get the pafy object with the help of new method, below is the command to get the pafy object for given video

video = pafy.new(url)

The video url should exist on youtube as it get the information of those videos which are present on the youtube. YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform.

In order to do this we use getbestthumb method with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.getbestthumb()



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns string which is link of the image

Below is the implementation




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vG2PNdI8axo"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url)
   
# getting best thumbnail of video
value = video.getbestthumb()
  
# printing the value
print("Best Thumbnail: " + str(value))

Output :

Best Thumbnail: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vG2PNdI8axo/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEYCKgBEF5IVfKriqkDCwgBFQAAiEIYAXAB&rs=AOn4CLC_-IzdZ3mCtOwNAt9vRGH37r3lPw

Another example




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = i6rhnSoK_gc"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting best thumbnail of video
value = video.getbestthumb()
  
# printing the value
print("Best Thumbnail: " + str(value))

Output :

Best Thumbnail: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/i6rhnSoK_gc/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEYCKgBEF5IVfKriqkDCwgBFQAAiEIYAXAB&rs=AOn4CLD-H7SG3HtUA_fpvaOGIU0cqulv4Q

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