Unfortunately it is the same icon that appears in thumbnails when a video page does not work because its YouTube original has been removed or made private. URL: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9cwQ2UbsN0s/default.jpg. So the Amara thumbnail gives the impression that the video pages on which it's being used don't work either.
I can imagine it might be confusing to some, however, since the thumbnail has been taken from YouTube directly, much in the same way every other thumbnail for video shows up, it's not something we are controlling or can establish on our end.
However, any user when they notice this on their videos, can chose to upload a different thumbnail image so translators and subtitlers are not discouraged or confused.
almost 9 years ago
Sorry I was not clear: nothing against the http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9cwQ2UbsN0s/default.jpg youtube-originating thumbnail for Amara video pages that don't work because the YT original video has been removed or made private: as in the Assange videos mentioned before.
This continues to be misleading for users who might give up viewing or subtitling the video, thinking it does not work. Can developers please do something to prevent the software from replacing the original thumbnail by this misleading icon?
We understand your concern, and it has been added to the queue. However, since we are in the process of doing major changes to Amara, it might be that this will continue while our developers focus on different areas or fixing other bugs. Thank you for your patience!