Embed videos & playlists

You can add a YouTube video or playlist to a website or blog by embedding it.

Subscribe to the YouTube Help channel for video tips, tricks, and how-to's.

Embed a video

  1. On a computer, go to the YouTube video you want to embed.
  2. Under the video, click Share .
  3. Click Embed.
  4. From the box that appears, copy the HTML code.
  5. Paste the code into your blog or website HTML.

Embed a playlist

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account on a computer.
  2. On the left side of the page, click Playlists.
  3. For the playlist you want to embed, click its title.
  4. Click Share .
  5. Click Embed.
  6. From the box that appears, copy the HTML code.
  7. Paste the code into your blog or website HTML.

Manage video embedding options

Turn on privacy-enhanced mode

When you turn on privacy-enhanced mode, YouTube won’t store information about visitors on your website unless they play the video.

Make an embedded video play automatically

To make an embedded video autoplay, add "&autoplay=1" to the video’s embed code right after the video ID (the series of letters that follows "v/").

Embedded videos that are autoplayed don't increment video views.

Example:

<object height="350" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OdT9z-JjtJk&autoplay=1" /><embed height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OdT9z-JjtJk&autoplay=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object>
Start an embedded video at a certain time

To have a video start playing from a specific point, add “#t=” to a video’s embed code, followed by the time at which you’d like the video to begin playing.

For example, if you want a video to start at 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the video, your embed code would look something like this:

<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UkWd0azv3fQ#t=2m30s" width="420"></iframe>
Add captions to an embedded video

Make captions automatically appear for an embedded video by adding "&cc_load_policy=1" to the video's embed code.

You can also choose a caption language for the embedded video. To specify the caption language for the video that you'd like to embed, just add "&cc_lang_pref=fr&cc_load_policy=1" to the video's embed code.

  • "cc_lang_pref" sets the language for the captions shown in the video.
  • "cc_load_policy=1" turns captions on by default.
  • "fr" represents the language code for French. You can look up 2-letter language codes in the ISO 639-1 standard.
Turn off embedding for your videos
If you've uploaded a video and don't want to allow others to embed your video on external sites, follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Video Manager.
  2. Go to the video you want to turn off embedding for and click Edit.
  3. Under the video, click Advanced settings.
  4. Under "Distribution Options,"uncheck the Allow embedding checkbox.
  5. Click Save changes.

 

Was this article helpful?