Don’t like the presence of YouTube logo on a video and want to embed a YouTube video without the logo on your website? Now you can.
YouTube has pushed two minor upgrades to it’s video player. First upgrade is better preview thumbnails of your video which was a little choppy earlier. There is no way to control which video preview thumbnail appears on the video player once it’s embedded on your website. Since, YouTube dynamically creates the preview thumbnails during the upload process, the preview thumbnails were often assigned randomly.
But with this upgrade, things have changed slightly.
From now on, whenever you upload a new video or an HD screencast with a resolution greater than 480p, YouTube will generate a high definition thumbnail image for the video. This thumbnail image will be used whenever you embed the video on a website or blog, which is nice as it gives a really attractive look and feel to the embedded video.
YouTube says that the video sharing site will automatically assign better thumbnails to your older videos so if any of them still have older thumbnails, they will be replaced by their newer counterparts. YouTube partners on the other hand will have to upload a new thumbnail image to all their videos, if they have earlier uploaded a thumbnail image to any of their videos.
The big surprise however is that YouTube has now provided an option to remove YouTube logo before embedding a video on your website or blog. All you have to do is add ?modestbranding=1 at the end of the YouTube video URL, grab the Iframe embed code or Object embed code and the video player will appear without the YouTube logo.
Here is an example video embedded using the new code where the YouTube logo is missing from the video player
Code For Embedding YouTube Video Without The Logo
In case you want the readymade Iframe or Object embed code for the logo less YouTube video player, here is something for you (just remember to replace the ID with the actual ID of the YouTube video you are embedding).
IFrame Embed Code:
<iframe width="500" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ID?modestbranding=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> </iframe>
Object Embed Code:
<object width="500" height="314"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ID?version=3&rel=0&modestbranding=1"> </param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ID?version=3&rel=0&modestbranding=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"> </embed> </object>
If you are having problems embedding YouTube videos to you content management system e.g WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr, please refer to our earlier guide