Posted in php
3:52 am, July 31, 2021

extract youtube image from video url

showing how you can get the image wallpaper in different sizes from a youtube video

I used to have this tool a while ago, it just passes the video id and extracts the images and also can produce the iframe embed codes for the video. 

Just paste in your youtube video address below to extract the images for the the main thumbnail images.

Here it is re-created just enter your youtube video address below.

Some example links: 

Test Video 1 

Test Video 2

Test Video 3 

Lazy Load Demo


function youtube_thumbnail($url = "", $ttype = "hqthumb", $height = "420", $autoplay = false) {
  	$url_array = parse_url($url);
  	if(!is_array($url_array)) {
  		return false;
  	if(!isset($url_array["query"])) {
  		return false;
  	parse_str($url_array["query"],$query_string_array); // pass into array rather than variables.
  	// var_dump($query_string_array);
  	if(!isset($query_string_array['v'])) { return false; }
  	$v = $query_string_array['v'];

  	$thumb = "";
  	if($ttype == "default") {
  		$thumb = "$v/default.jpg";
  	if($ttype == "hqthumb") {
  		$thumb = "$v/hqdefault.jpg";
  	if($ttype == "iframe") {
  		$thumb = "<iframe width='100%' height='$height' src='$v?rel=0' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>";
  		if($autoplay) {
  			$thumb = "<iframe width='100%' height='$height' src='$v?rel=0&autoplay=1' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>";
    if($ttype == "iframe_lazy") {
      $thumb = '<iframe width="560" height="'.$height.'" src="'. $v .'?rel=0" srcdoc="<style>*{padding:0;margin:0;overflow:hidden}html,body{height:100%}img,span{position:absolute;width:100%;top:0;bottom:0;margin:auto}span{height:1.5em;text-align:center;font:48px/1.5 sans-serif;color:white;text-shadow:0 0 0.5em black}</style><a href='. $v .'?autoplay=1><img src='. $v .'/hqdefault.jpg><span>▶</span></a>" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>';
  	return $thumb;
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