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The timeline/thumbnail thing in Youtube

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On a desktop computer with Windows, if you're watching a youtube video, you can usually hover your mouse on the red/white line and see a thumbmail of different points in the video.

However, it works sometimes but in other times there is no thumbnail. I thought maybe it was because videos are older or newer. But I don't see any pattern.

Example of a video with the thumbs:

Without the thumbs:

Why does it not appear in every video?
Date: Jun 3, 2017   


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