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In this article we will see how we can get the 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. 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 thumb attribute with the pafy object of video
Syntax : video.thumb Argument : It takes no argument Return : It returns string which is link of big thumbnail
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 thumbnail of the video
value = video.thumb
  
# printing the value
print("Thumbnail : " + value)

                    
Output :
Thumbnail : http://i.ytimg.com/vi/vG2PNdI8axo/default.jpg
When we open this link, image given below appears Another example
# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vVSKoLJmn8w&t = 13s"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting thumbnail of the video
value = video.thumb
  
# printing the value
print("Thumbnail : " + value)

                    
Output :
Thumbnail : http://i.ytimg.com/vi/i6rhnSoK_gc/default.jpg


Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020
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