Embed videos and playlists

Add YouTube videos and playlists to a website or blog by embedding it.

Here’s how to embed a video:

  1. Click the Share link under the video.
  2. Click the Embed link.
  3. Copy the code provided into the expanded box.
  4. Paste the code into your blog or website.

Here’s how to embed a playlist:

  1. Click Playlists on the left side of your YouTube page
  2. Click the playlist title that you’d like to embed.
  3. Click the Share link.
  4. Click the Embed link.
  5. Copy the embed code that appears in the menu below.
  6. Paste the code into your website or blog.

Embedding options

Enable privacy-enhanced mode

Enabling this option means that YouTube won’t store information about visitors on your web page unless they play the video.

Make an embedded video play automatically

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

Here’s an 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

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 the following:

    <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 on 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 two-letter language codes in the ISO 639-1 standard.
Disable embedding
If you’ve uploaded a video and do not want to allow others to embed your video on external sites, here’s how to disable the option:
  1. Visit your Video Manager.
  2. Find the video you’d like to change and click Edit.
  3. Click Advanced Settings under the video.
  4. Untick the Allow Embedding tick box under the "Distribution Options" section.
  5. Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.

 

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