YouTube Video-Thumbnail Resolutions

Following: list of link resources and resolutions.

  • resolution might depend on video-itself, on some point I’ve got for mqdefault a 266x150
  • if your source does not origin from HTTPS you might want to use http prefix.
  • optionally replace the i in the host i.ytimg.com to i1, i2, i3 or i4.
  • the main difference between the webp and jpg sources is that webp‘s outline margins in 4:3 image on natural-16:9-thumbnail are white.

LinkResolutionRatio
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/{YouTube-Video-ID}/default.jpg120×904:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/{YouTube-Video-ID}/0.jpg480×3604:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/{YouTube-Video-ID}/hqdefault.jpg480×3604:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/{YouTube-Video-ID}/maxresdefault.jpg1280×72016:9
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/{YouTube-Video-ID}/mqdefault.jpg320×18016:9
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/{YouTube-Video-ID}/sddefault.jpg640×4804:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/{YouTube-Video-ID}/default.webp120×904:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/{YouTube-Video-ID}/0.webp480×3604:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/{YouTube-Video-ID}/hqdefault.webp480×3604:3
https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/{YouTube-Video-ID}/maxresdefault.webp1280×72016:9
https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/{YouTube-Video-ID}/mqdefault.webp320×18016:9
https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/{YouTube-Video-ID}/sddefault.webp640×4804:3