I added some videos to my site and I'm using views to display them. I followed a tutorial and i used the rewrite the output option of the view with allowed replacement patterns to display videos in lightbox in this way.
<a href="[field_video-video-url]" rel="lightvideo"><img src="[field_vthumb]" height="120" width="180"></a>
Here when i clicked on the a image, the video will played in the lightbox and that was great. In the above link added a custom the image field as thumbnail but that doesn't work well, because when i add more than one video all will have the same thumbnail.
But then i also came to know, that the Video Embed Module when used to add videos, auto generates the thumbails of the added youtube videos in a public directory. So again i worked on the replacement patterns and got the raw thumbnail field generated by the Video Embed Module.
Again i rewrote the output with the raw thumbnail as image
<a href="[field_video-video-url]" rel="lightvideo"><img src="[field_video-thumbnail_path]" height="120" width="180"></a>
But the thumbnail image is broken and the image path is shown as
public://video_embed_field_thumbnails/youtube/RQieoqCLWDo.jpg which i guess is not recognized by drupal.
So my point here is, Is there a way to access the raw thumbnail in the rewrite patterns so that every youtube video gets its own thumbnail without manually adding image as thumbnail.