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As an Enterprise publisher, a motion thumbnail is auto-generated when you upload a video. The motion thumbnail is created from the **first 5 seconds** of the video and is set as the default thumbnail.

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Auto-generated motion thumbnails are integrated with our player technology to help increase engagement with your media content:

  • Silent, looped playback when the player is viewable

  • Hover-over playback when in a Recommendations list

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If you are a developer or have developer resources, you can use the [motion thumbnail asset outside of the the video player](πŸ”—ο»Ώ) to build interactive sites and applications to engage audiences.

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## Requirement

  • JWP 8.11.4+

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## Display auto-generated motion thumbnails

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Motion Thumbnails toggle

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Although a motion thumbnail is generated for each video, you must enable motion thumbnails to display in the web player.

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Use the following steps to display motion thumbnails for all videos that play in the web player:

  1. From the <a href="https://dashboard.jwplayer.com/#/account/properties">**Properties**</a> page, click the name of the property for which you want to enable motion thumbnail delivery.

  2. On the **General** tab in the **Motion Thumbnails** section, click the **Auto-Generate** toggle to **ON**.

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    When toggled **OFF**, a static thumbnail appears.

  3. Click **SAVE**.

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## Display a static thumbnail for a specific video

In some instances, you may want certain videos to display the static thumbnail while the remainder display motion thumbnails. By deleting the motion thumbnail for a specific video, the player displays the static thumbnail instead. All other videos will continue to display a motion thumbnail.

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Deleting a motion thumbnail is permanent. A replacement can be uploaded for a motion thumbnail to be displayed again.

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Use the following steps to delete a motion thumbnail from a video:

  1. From your JWP dashboard <a href="https://dashboard.jwplayer.com/p/media">**Media Library**</a>, click the video you would like to edit. The video settings page appears.

  2. In the **Motion** section, under **Thumbnail**, click β‹― > **Delete**.

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