how do you embed youtube video (without it being clickable to youtube?)?

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how do you embed youtube video (without it being clickable to youtube?)?
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    I don't think this is possible. I'm happy to be proven wrong though...
  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    I think marcuslim is right. You can set a lot of variations on controls/full screen, etc. but I don't think you can disable the link back to YouTube.

    I would recommend enabling full screen. I see a lot of YouTube videos embedded on websites that do not allow "full screen" so I have to click through to YouTube to watch the video full screen.

    Better visitors can maximize if from your site, then they are still at your site when they close the video.

    Mahlon
    • Profile picture of the author myonnet
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      I think marcuslim is right. You can set a lot of variations on controls/full screen, etc. but I don't think you can disable the link back to YouTube.

      I would recommend enabling full screen. I see a lot of YouTube videos embedded on websites that do not allow "full screen" so I have to click through to YouTube to watch the video full screen.

      Better visitors can maximize if from your site, then they are still at your site when they close the video.

      Mahlon
      I'd go with onSubie's advice on let your users see the video full screen, so they rather stay on your page at the end.
  • Profile picture of the author Mitsakis
    I don't think you can do that if you embed the video directly from youtube. But you can download the flv file and host it from your server with your own flash player. Search for "JW Player".
    • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
      Originally Posted by Mitsakis View Post

      I don't think you can do that if you embed the video directly from youtube. But you can download the flv file and host it from your server with your own flash player. Search for "JW Player".
      Provided that it's your video then it's okay, otherwise you are headed for a world of trouble. You can use syndicated content in the form it has been syndicated, but not re-upload or modify it. That would be theft.

      I thought it best to clarify that one, just in case anybody got the wrong idea.

      Regards,
      Colin Palfrey
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    You mean like this:

  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    I think making the youtube video not clickable is against youtube terms. Lets not kill google services, they provide the best to us webmasters, these kind of hacks may prevent video embeds in future..


    Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author BJ Min
    that video is clickable...im asking because i have seen some sales pages have videos and it is not clickable...so visitors stay on the sales page instead of go to youtube.
    • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
      Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post

      that video is clickable...im asking because i have seen some sales pages have videos and it is not clickable...so visitors stay on the sales page instead of go to youtube.
      In IE8 and Chrome I click that video and stay right on this page. I couldn't click away if I wanted to.
  • Profile picture of the author TwinDragon
    I have to agree with highstake, keep the link. When they close YouTube, they should still be on your site.
  • Profile picture of the author localvseo
    You could always use alternate video hosting services for complete control.
  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    You can't completely remove link back to youtube source video, though you can always use Jw Player or any other OVP (online video player), that will allow to import youtube videos and embedd it in your customized video player.
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    If you're using Wordpress:

    Download the "Flash Video Player" Wordpress plugin: WordPress › Flash Video Player « WordPress Plugins

    Active the plugin.

    Enter the following short code wherever you would like the YouTube video to be displayed:

    Code:
    [flashvideo file=http://youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q /]
    (Obviously, replace the YouTube video link with your own )

    There are many options for the player itself including the ability to hide the controls, autoplay, change the size of videos, etc...

    Here's a demo of the plugin in action using all the default settings: http://marketinginunderwear.com/youtube-demo/

    The plugin works with ANY Wordpress theme.
  • Profile picture of the author Mbullard
    The closest you can get can be seen at the link in my sig. The second video on this page (scroll down, under large red arrows) was created from a simple YouTube embed code. There are a lot of customizable things you can do to YouTube embed codes. Check it out and feel free to ask me any questions. I'll also gladly give you the code to do this if you're interested, but it'll be easier if you see what I'm talking about if you check it out first.
  • Profile picture of the author dwooding
    I don't *think* you can make the videos not be clickable back to Youtube (at least not within their TOS).

    However, you can significantly customize the embed code making the video fairly "clean" by changing the embed code options, specifically:

    - disable show suggested videos when the video finishes
    - disable video controls
    - hide annotations
    - enable modest branding

    Here's a tool that will do this for you automatically:

    Youtube Embed Tool

    ... and an explanation:

    How To Customize And Embed A Youtube Video

    Dave
    • Profile picture of the author Badger
      Originally Posted by dwooding View Post

      I don't *think* you can make the videos not be clickable back to Youtube (at least not within their TOS).

      However, you can significantly customize the embed code making the video fairly "clean" by changing the embed code options, specifically:

      - disable show suggested videos when the video finishes
      - disable video controls
      - hide annotations
      - enable modest branding

      Here's a tool that will do this for you automatically:

      Youtube Embed Tool

      ... and an explanation:

      How To Customize And Embed A Youtube Video

      Dave
      Fantastic! I've been wanting a solution for this for a long time! Thanks!
    • Profile picture of the author Badger
      Originally Posted by dwooding View Post

      I don't *think* you can make the videos not be clickable back to Youtube (at least not within their TOS).

      However, you can significantly customize the embed code making the video fairly "clean" by changing the embed code options, specifically:

      - disable show suggested videos when the video finishes
      - disable video controls
      - hide annotations
      - enable modest branding

      Here's a tool that will do this for you automatically:

      Youtube Embed Tool

      ... and an explanation:

      How To Customize And Embed A Youtube Video

      Dave
      I have just embedded several Youtube videos in Wordpress and I have checked each one. The YT logo is visible once you hover over the video but it is not possible to click through to Youtube. Are you sure it doesn't violate YT's TOS?

      Can anyone shed some light on this please? What would be the consequences if it does?

      Thanks in advance!
  • Profile picture of the author DerekGann
    It's not possible.
  • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
    Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post

    how do you embed youtube video (without it being clickable to youtube?)?

    I thought about the same thing. I have an empower network video on the front of one of my lead pages with David Wood speaking. The video does not really tell you what company he is speaking about and neither does the lead page. But you are able to click through to YouTube to see what company it is. I was also trying to figure out a way to thwart that, but I just left it alone.
  • Profile picture of the author fahimk123
    While it is possible to add hyperlinks on YouTube videos via the built-in annotation features, the only problem is that you cannot link to external websites from YouTube videos – that links should either point to a video hosted on YouTube or to a video search page that’s again on YouTube.
    This may be a problem especially for content publishers as cannot provide a "click here to read more" kind of link in the video where visitors may click to read the related story.
    The problem however gets solved with LinkedTube, an online tool that lets you add hover buttons and links on YouTube videos while you embed them in web pages. Hover your mouse over the following YouTube to see LinkedTube in action.


    LinkedTube is actually a Flash widget that adds links and other sharing options to the standard YouTube video player. You could make it point to your own website or even sites like eBay in case you have uploaded a promo video to YouTube.
  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
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