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Set Custom Video Thumbnail In HTML


Welcome to another exciting tutorial where we delve into the world of web development! In this guide, we’ll explore the process of setting video thumbnails in HTML, a handy skill that enhances the visual appeal of your web pages. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to seamlessly integrate video thumbnails into your projects.

Things You Will Learn:

  • HTML Video Tag: Understand the HTML <video> tag and its attributes to embed video content on your web pages.
  • Setting Thumbnails: Learn how to set a custom thumbnail for your videos, providing a visually appealing preview to entice viewers.

Video Tutorial:

If you prefer to learn by watching a video tutorial over reading this lengthy blog post you can watch the video tutorial here down below. Also do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel where I post tips, tricks, and tutorials related to web development regularly.


Project Folder Structure:

Before we start coding we take a look at the project folder structure. We start by creating a folder called – ”Set Video Thumbnail”. Inside this folder, we have 3 files. These files are :

  • index.html
  • video file
  • image file


We begin with the HTML code. Copy the code below and paste it into your HTML document.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <title>Set Video Thumbnail In HTML</title>
    <video width="640" height="360" controls poster="my-thumbnail.png">
      <source src="my-video.mp4" type="video/mp4" />


Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to set video thumbnails in HTML, adding a polished touch to your web projects. Remember to check out the video tutorial for a more immersive learning experience. Feel free to experiment with different thumbnails and video sources to enhance your web development skills further. Happy coding!



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