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Monday, June 11, 2007

Don't Like the New YouTube Player (Related Videos)? Switch Back Easily

After users started complaining about the new YouTube embedded player and its annoying scroll-through of "related" videos, YouTube relented so that it would only show up when you click the menu button.

If that still doesn't satisfy you, you can get back the old YouTube player by adding one extra parameter to the video URL.

Take this video dedication to Carl Sagan, which is embedded in the new player:

The embed code looks like this:

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/47EBLD-ISyc"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/47EBLD-ISyc" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

The video URLs are highlighted in blue. Add the parameter "&rel=0" to both of the URLs like so: http://www.youtube.com/v/47EBLD-ISyc&rel=0, and you'll get back the original player:


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