How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

in dtube •  last month

Would you like to know how you can change your Dtube thumbnail because the default one is really low definition and you will like the result?

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

When I click the link in a Steemit post to go watch a video on Dtube, the first thing I see is a very low quality thumbnail. Looking at the feed on SteemPeak also shows a very low quality image for all Dtube posts because the size is much greater than in Steemit.

Unfortunately, even if your original thumbnail is of good quality, like 1,280 x 682 which I use, it is downsized when you submit it on Dtube.

As I'm starting on Dtube, I didn't want low quality thumbnails and I'm going to show you how you can have a great thumbnail and set yourself apart from others.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

First, let's see how the default thumbnail shows up on Dtube.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

I am sure that my friend had a high quality thumbnail where all the text was very neat when he uploaded it!

My Dtube thumbnails and yours are just the same if you don't change them.

Now, let's see my thumbnail, after I have changed it.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

I left the up & bottom bars there because it gives it a cinema feel, which I like. You can have it in full, if you wish.

Another example is when browsing on SteemPeak, which is an awesome website using the Steem blockchain, all images are much larger and here too, the Dtube thumbnail looks very bad there.

Here is my friend's post here.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

And this is mine!

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

You can have a look at SteemPeak here: https://steempeak.com/@gmichelbkk

So, how do I change my Dtube thumbnail?

First, go to https://globalupload.io/.

Upload your thumbnail there.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

This is the same service that Dtube uses, but you will have your original instead of the downsized one.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

Copy that link on a text file.

Now, your video is still uploading on Dtube, while you are doing that, so no time is wasted.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

Click the "Upload Snap" to upload the original thumbnail, which will be resized, and then replaced.

Then, when the process has finished and just before you submit the video, go to the "Advanced" tab.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

Delete the "Snap Hash" string that you see and replace it by the one you got from https://globalupload.io/.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

Don't paste the full URL here, just the last part of the link.

Click the "Submit" button, and that's it!

After the Dtube video is published, check if it is showing up properly on Dtube and also Steemit. On one occasion, I had the thumbnail not showing up on Steemit. If that is the case, just click "Edit" and then go to the "Advanced" tab and change the link for the thumbnail there.

How to Change the Dtube Thumbnail!

Save when you are done and this should fix the issue.

I hope that this tutorial is useful for you.

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Wow! I'm going to start doing this now! Thank you @gmichelbkk for the helpful tutorial.

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I am glad you like it. This is significant when you look at your thumbs in SteemPeak, and that was bothering me. Not sure why Dtube chose to have low def thumbs.

One of the reasons why I have to write an uploader from scratch, is that their uploader API compresses thumbnails, while mine just goes straight to IPFS without any processing 😉

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Let us know where to find it when it's ready @techcoderx.

very good information I often find beginner dtuber thumbnails are often cut off don't adjust as desired.

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Thank you for being the first to comment @armia.

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Ready for friends Have a nice day

Thanks for this tutorial. Very helpful. I want to start with Dtube in some days.

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I am glad @ikarus56 that this is useful for you.

Great tutorial. Let's see if I can now start using Dtube, been trying to for so long, but can't...Thanks. Resteeming your post too. Have a great day!

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Thank you for commenting and the resteem @roger5120.

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You’re welcome @gmichelbkk enjoy and have wonderful day.

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thanks great help by you and useful info

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I am glad this is useful @avijeetthakur.