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There are many reasons for being concerned how your embedded Youtube videos are displayed to your members. I once showed you a hack for how to embed Youtube videos with the Youtube Logo

Choose a Custom Size for Your Videos:

Keep in mind that YouTube's player is in 16x9 wide-screen format.  If you want to change the dimensions, do so using a 16:9 aspect ratio and add 25px in height for the player controls.  For example, lets say that you needed the video to be 320px wide:

--> 320(9)=Height(16) and then add 25px

--> Height=180 + 25 = 205px


Customize the URLS:

  • Turn off Title & Ratings
    • &showinfo=0
  • Turn off Search
    • &showsearch=0
  • Turn on Related Videos
    • &rel=1
  • Turn off Annotations
    • &iv_load_policy=3
  • Force Closed Captions
    • &cc_load_policy=1
  • Turn on AutoPlay (not recommended)
    • &autoplay=1
  • Loop Playback
    • &loop=1
  • Remove Full Screen Option(not sure why you'd want to)
    • &fs=0

    Customize Video Quality after Embedding:

    Youtube already allows you to customize the embed code and allows the videos to play in HD, but in case you were wondering what the codes were for this and/or how to force play back of high-quality files (not HD);

    Show in High-Definition 720p
    Show in High-Quality

    Here is an example embed code using the high-quality "hack"

    <object width= "425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="false" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

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  • NC for Hire

    nice guide

  • NC for Hire
    nice. just as an aside, does anyone else put videos on their homepage as embeds in a text box, and use autoplay?
    I sell promo spots on my site and am considering offering autoplay - thing is, it's quite annoying.
    any advice or experience to share?
    • NC for Hire

      sweetpotato  personally i have always found that unless your network is a video sharing network and it is entirely necessary, i would leave all videos off of the homepage.  ive even gone so far as to make a screenshot of a video with play button then link it to an internal video because it is the slowest loader on a home page..thats just my 2 cents

      otherwise try using a player like Jplayer

      • NC for Hire

        cheers JFarrow. I have one spot that I sell so I'm kind of stuck with it. i'll check out Jplayer

  • What does it mean "Turn off Search" ?

  • Attention, &cc_load_policy=1 code to display captions and not to close them!

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