Here are some problems I face when embedding YouTube videos on my website. (Autoplaying YouTube videos.)

First, the user has to click on the “play” button for the video to play. People who are new to online video might not even know to how to do that.

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Second, at the end of the video, the “related videos” pop up taking your visitor to other sites. In other words, off your site!

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So have you ever wanted your embedded YouTube video to automatically play (autoplay) when your page loads? How about turning off the “related video” feature at the end the video?

You’ve come to the right place. After much experimenting, here are all the YouTube embed code variations to get your video just the way you want it. Just replace the video URL with the video you want to embed:

Default YouTube Embed Code:
<object width=”425″ height=”355″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EBM854BTGL0&autoplay=1″></param><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EBM854BTGL0&rel=1&border=0″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent”width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

Code to Autoplay a YouTube Movie:

<embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EBM854BTGL0&autoplay=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed>

Code to turn off RELATED MOVIES at the end of the movie
<embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EBM854BTGL0&rel=0&border=0″ width=”425″ height=”344″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent”></embed>

Code to Autoplay YouTube Movie AND turn OFF related movies at the end of the movie:
<embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EBM854BTGL0&autoplay=1&rel=0″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed>

By Brian Wong