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Customizing an Embedded Video

There are a few options you can choose that affect how an embedded video looks on your web page. You access these options by clicking the Customize button next to the Embed box on the original video page, as shown in Figure 9.3. These options include the following:

  • Include related videos. Check this option to display related videos when the embedded video is done playing; uncheck this option to not show related videos.
  • Show Border. Check this option to put a border around the embedded video player.
  • Enable delayed cookies. The title of this option is a little confusing, but in essence when this option is selected, YouTube doesn't leave cookies on viewers' computers—which is better for viewers' security.
  • Color scheme. Choose from seven different color schemes for the embedded video player.
  • Size. Choose from four different sizes for the embedded video player. For standard aspect videos, the available sizes are 320 x 265, 425 x 344, 480 x 385, and 640 x505 (HQ pixels). For widescreen videos, the available sizes are 480 x 295, 560 x 340, 640 x 385, and 853 x 505 (HD pixels).
    Figure 9.3

    Figure 9.3 Customizing the code for an embedded video.

Choosing any of these options changes the HTML code for the embedded video. Make sure you made your choices before copying the embed code.


In this lesson, you learned how to link to and embed YouTube videos. In the next lesson, you learn how to post YouTube videos to your blog.

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