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Hi Warriors,

It's pretty easy to grab the YouTube Embed code from YouTube pages and paste it into your web page or blog to show a video.

And you can click the little Customize icon to select a size, colors, turn off related videos for the player you embed...

But, you can also do some other things that YouTube doesn't have but you have to hack the embed code.

I got tired of that so I built a little web tool that let's you simply paste in the URL of any video that allows sharing and:
  • Set it to show in High Quality (HQ)
  • Show the video in HD (if possible)
  • Turn OFF the totally annoying Search Bar
  • Ditch the visitor stealing Related Videos & Enhanced Genie Menu
  • Customize the Colors
  • Add a border
  • More features to come...like custom video skins.

Check it out at:

YouTube Embed Code Customizer - High Quality-Search Box and related videos options

It's not totally perfect...still a work in progress but it's copy / paste easy to add High Quality settings to YouTube videos (you normally have to add a special string of text in two places to get this to work).

Hope it helps you show better YouTube video quality without some of the viewer stealing distractions!

#embed #tool #youtube #youtube embedded
  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Very nice tool Lon,

    Funny thing... I was going to charge people as part of one of our upcoming services to do all these little tricks :-)

    I've seen quite a few people creating these little scripts to make this stuff easier for those who do not want to manually modify the embed code.

    Pretty useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Awesome tool Lon,


      Actually been doing all of these things by hand, and it was a pain in the butt.

      Thank you for the tool. I will definitely add this to my video product I also have.

      Regards,

      Shannon Herod
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      • Profile picture of the author KarenKramer
        Lon..

        Thank you so much... This is exactly what I've been looking for..

        Saved me the hassle of trying to get it created...LOL

        I also think it's awesome that you are offering for free:-)
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    Very Cool!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Thanks, great little tool for sure.

    I just tried it on http://copywriter.tv and I got an extra piece of
    code [<object width="340" height="280" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></object>]

    But I deleted this and got rid of the extra space.

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    • Profile picture of the author sam520
      Thanks Lon for this great tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Whitrod
    Hey Thank you Lon
    Very generous contribution.
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    great tool...thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
      Thanks all for the great feedback!

      It seems that this tool is helping some folks out but I want to make it even better.

      I'm thinking of adding the ability to select a number of graphic "skins" to the selection process.

      This will "wrap" your YouTube videos in some nice looking graphics...effectively creating an entirely new player "look"

      Personally, I think this feature would be VERY cool but would like to know if others think it would be useful as well?

      I'm currently using such a skin on my main squeeze page and have seen a 14% gain in my conversion rate....nothing else has changed so indications are that the skin is having a positive impact...curious to see if others experience the same.

      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Maxo
        Thank you this is awesome!
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        • Profile picture of the author Wah Bhatti
          WOW LON you are defo the video go to guy you even made it to switch of related video great work this is idiot proof must have tool for easy loading of videos to your site or blog
          ps www.screencastprofits.com is looking good
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
    Hey Lon,

    Sweet tool! I love it. Beats tweaking the code. This makes it very easy to change the video player size plus all the other goodies you got on there like adding a border, auto-play, etc. Awesome. Thanks.

    Being able to add skins would be fantastic. I've used those graphic templates for videos and their a bit clunky. I would love a skin with a "Watch This Video" with a an arrow graphic to it for a squeeze page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    I was looking at the interface and wondered if you might add a redirect twist on the script, so that if I put it on a IM blog, it will send people to a particular url?

    Kind regards

    Brian
    Ps I've twittered it and put a link on a popular forum so I hope it helps some?
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    • Profile picture of the author freezzo
      Somewhat similar concept is the website I have built that allows you to create "youtube playlists" you can post on your blog or something. Its entirely free if you want to check it out too. Its in my sig called jamzee.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhobbs25
    This is a pretty cool tool, I will try it out...

    Will save me tons of time...



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