Mild skinning of YouTube Players

When using a YouTube video on an external site, even if its from your own brand's collection, you face an issue of the YouTube player looking like, well, the YouTube player. There are technical methods for skinning the player to achieve a look and field as you like, however those involve the API and need a tech to get involved. YouTube do allow you to do some skinning yourself to make it a little more palatable on your plate.

The link below takes you to the list of parameters available for skinning. My example below is of how you create a nice, neat player without the generic buttons getting in the way. it works well for Facebook Welcome pages for example.

Additionally, using the rel=0 parameter stops YouTube suggesting other videos.

Additionally, by using the playlist parameter you can stack up videos to play one after the other. However this was giving me errors, so instead I used the code to embedd a playlist. This has the problem of youi have to have a working playlist on your site to use. So for tightly controlled :

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