Change default video thumbnail frame

Set the timing of the frame used for the video thumbnail

When an attached video file is opened in file preview, or when the video file is embedded in a page, a thumbnail image is used to represent the video. By default, the thumbnail image is the frame that is five seconds into the video. With this configuration setting, you choose the time in the video where the thumbnail image is pulled from.

Example: If you want to use the frame that is 15 seconds into the video as the default thumbnail image, set the value for this configuration setting to 15.

Example of a video thumbnail in file preview. This thumbnail is the frame 5 seconds into the video.

Change default thumbnail for all videos

  1. Go to the Admin panelAdvanced section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type video in the Search config settings field to narrow the config settings results.
  3. Find the config setting
  4. Click in the Value column beside the config setting. Enter the time (in seconds) into the video that the thumbnail image should be selected from.
  5. Click Save.
If you wish to change the video thumbnail for a specific video, see How to add a video thumbnail image.