I noticed if you use the "Old Embed Code" option from the list when getting the embed code it gives you a thumbnail!
Where is this Old Embed Code option? I'm having the same issue!
this is on youtube by the current embed tag settings...(see attached)
Exactly. This is what I've noticed too. If you just paste in the youtube link, you get thumbnails. If you paste in the embed tags, you get the youtube logo. I'm delighted to hear the old embed tags work.
My problem with the link option of uploading videos, is that I don't get to turn off "suggested videos" that appear at the end of the video--which is a major distraction for my network.
Using the old YouTube embed code works, but I cannot expect members to know this.
Thumbnails are so essential that I would like to request the option to upload images as thumbnails (the way Spruz does it), with admin privileges to do so on all (including other member’s) videos.
This approach can be cumbersome, but the generic icons is absolutely no incentive to watch videos, so thumbnails must be in place one way or another.
oddly, the thumbnails work just fine in Latest activity feed when sing the new embed tags, just not in the Ning video tool