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Best Answer eric, 15 September 2014 - 02:29 PM

Edit 2: I just found out about the black bars add-on. It says that it will change the aspect ratio to 16:9 but will it also fetch the 16:9 thumbs?

 

The current implementation of the Black Bars Remover Add-On fetches the "mqdefault" thumbnail, e.g. https://img.youtube....c/mqdefault.jpg. These thumbnails are 320x180 (16:9). If you need to go larger, you could likely edit the source of the add-on to use "maxresdefault" instead of "mqdefault".

 

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#1 lakeebs

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:24 AM

 I'm using Pro and I have HQ images checked in the dashboard. I put in 235x132px for the dimensions in the dashboard, but the src of the thumbs were still feeding in with the default 120x90 for some reason so I had to enlarge them manually with CSS. You can see how blurry that turned out below. How can I make sure the thumbnails show up as 235x132?

 

I also tried putting it in the PHP statement but still no dice: 

<?php print TubePressPro::getHtmlForShortcode('hqThumbs="true" thumbHeight="131" thumbWidth="235"'); ?>


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

Hi Lakeebs,

 

I just tried visiting your site and its in maintenance mode.  Let me know once you're done with your maintenance and I'll take a look.

 

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#3 lakeebs

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:16 PM

Sorry about that. Just took it off for you.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:35 PM

Can you please turn on TubePress Debugging so I can see what's going on under the hood.

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:38 PM

Ok, done!



#6 brandon

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

Lakeebs,

 

It appears that the problem is YouTube.  The HQ thumbnail they have for the videos is low quality.  An example is this one, from the "My Dear" Video, direct from YouTube: http://i.ytimg.com/v...s/hqdefault.jpg

 

As you can see, it is fairly low quality and so gets distorted and looks bad when expanded.

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:03 PM

I've tried pulling videos from various YT users and channels (even "/user/Panasonic4K" which serves only 4K vids) and it always comes up with LQ 4:3 thumbnails for some reason. I need them to be 16:9. This is one of the big reasons I bought Pro. I've inputted 235x132 (16:9) in the TubePress options panel, yet the img src still comes up as 120x90 (4:3).

 

Edit: For example, I found the hires thumbnail for this video here which is 16:9: http://img.youtube.c...xresdefault.jpg However TubePress opts to pull the 4:3 thumbnail instead. Can you help me get this to work?

 

Edit 2: I just found out about the black bars add-on. It says that it will change the aspect ratio to 16:9 but will it also fetch the 16:9 thumbs?



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:29 PM   Best Answer

Edit 2: I just found out about the black bars add-on. It says that it will change the aspect ratio to 16:9 but will it also fetch the 16:9 thumbs?

 

The current implementation of the Black Bars Remover Add-On fetches the "mqdefault" thumbnail, e.g. https://img.youtube....c/mqdefault.jpg. These thumbnails are 320x180 (16:9). If you need to go larger, you could likely edit the source of the add-on to use "maxresdefault" instead of "mqdefault".

 

Does that answer your question?



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:27 PM

Yes, but would you be able to help me edit the source if I purchase the add-on?



#10 eric

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

Yes, but would you be able to help me edit the source if I purchase the add-on?

 

Absolutely. Please either post back here or PM me directly if you need assistance in that regard. I'll be glad to help!

 

Thanks.