I want to express my appreciation about the "YouTubeR plugin - unique YouTube video gallery" plugin by Maxiolab for the versatility in the functioning of the plugin and especially for the excellent support received from the author to help me solve problems with the themes used. Thanks Maxiolab!
The plugin was easy to setup and has all the features I needed on my site. I was able to customize it to my liking and it worked well in visual composer.
The only minor issue I'm having is the video image pixelating when a featured video is 1/2 the width of the page or larger. I preferred the size of the 1/2 page for the featured video but had to compromise with making it 1/3 the width to avoid the pixelation. Otherwise, I'm very happy with this plugin.
Thank you very much for the review!
Try to set different "size" parameter (default / medium / high / maxres / standard). This parameter searches the appropriate thumbnail for the video if it is available.
More about parameters you can see in the documentation: http://youtuber.maxiolab.com/docs/#params
The plugin in has AWESOME customizability and the look is GREAT! Setting up the API and making sure you have the latest PHP on your site can be a bit confusing but the customer support is also AWESOME.