13 Aug 2011

Remove YouTube Player Controls and Title

How to YouTube, Ninja Tricks, Video Marketing 41 Comments

We all love options right?  What if you wanted to embed a YouTube video on your site without the title or controls being visible?  Now you can following these easy steps below.  It will make your player look much more sleek and sexy on your website.  See before and after shot below.

Step 1

Visit YouTube and copy the embed code from the video you wish to add to your website.

Step 2

Paste the embed code into your webpage and look for the video file URL within the code.   This will in 2 places withing the code.   See picture below for an example of this.  URL will be in this format: http://www.youtube.com/v/XXXXXXX  – “XXXXXX” is the video ID

Step 3

Paste the follow bit of code directly after the ? in both places modestbranding=1;autohide=1&showinfo=0&controls=0;

That’s it!  See examples below.

How Player Looks WithTitle & Controls

How Player Looks Without Title & Controls

Leave me a comment below if you want to know how to put a cool image around it.

Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

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41 Responses to “Remove YouTube Player Controls and Title”

  1. Ciro Miranda says:

    You are the man Jarrett! Thanks a lot!

  2. Santanu says:

    Its working for me thank you

  3. wayne says:

    Thanks for the info! How do I put the image around it? That would be awesome. Thanx

  4. temo says:

    how i make it with autoplay?

  5. Kat says:

    Hi Jarrett

    This does not work for me. I put a test video up on my partner’s website. The controls do not appear when the video is still but as soon as I start to play the video, the controls appear. I followed the instructions exactly. Can you advise please?

    Thanks :)

  6. Bastian says:

    I see the title and control in your video. Both of them. Correct me if Im wrong.

  7. Sean says:

    Hey Jarrett,

    It looks like youtube updated there code and will not allow the removal of branding. Have you seen a solution to this yet?



  8. KammyT says:


    I tried the code and it still shoes the YT logo in lower right-hand corner when I hover over the video to click play. How to get around this?


  9. Frujilio says:

    I’m not seeing anything about how to add an image around it? Gratzi.

  10. alby says:

    how did you put the video at the beginning of the post into the image of the iPad?


  11. William says:

    Hi Jarrett,

    Thanks so much for the tips!

    Most other help zone simple explains the Parameter
    BUT did not show the example like yours above!

    One question though : Anyway, to remove the YouTube Link + Logo at the Bottom Right?

    Appreciate your kind attention,

    Cheers and have a great day!

  12. Mario says:

    Hey Jarrett, can please send me the ipad theme thanks.

  13. Jim says:

    Jarrett, I missed an ampersand “D’Oh!” all working great now. Have a great weekend cheers – Jim

  14. Jim says:

    Hi Jarrett, really useful thanks! I’m having problems with the rel=0 not being observed after I’ve pasted in your string. I’ve tried changing the position in the embed code but don’t seem to be able to crack it. Can you help please? Cheers – Jim

  15. Steve Rose says:

    Thanks! I was looking for how to do this and couldn’t find anything to get it quite right until I found your page.

  16. Dots n' Colors says:

    oh thanks a lot,
    its great tips that solve my problems.

  17. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Heya Jarret

    Realy appreciate the way you share my friend. A good lesson for all those trying to build relationships on their websites or social media platforms. I’ll make sure to bookmark the site and take a better look around. See you next time I’m doing the rounds.


  18. Don says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    I did the above in the new style TY and it worked as stated :)) It would be really good if the You Tube logo totally disappeared. Is that possible?

    You mentioned adding a cool image around the video, and the one you have above looks great so if you want to let us in on the act, it would be well received and appreciated.

    Thanks once again!

  19. Don says:

    Easy instructions. Short’n’sweeet. Epic!

    The Play in HD option has been replaced by newer Use HTTPS. Does this make any difference to the code above? Do we just check/tick the HTTPS option instead?

  20. Joshua says:

    Hey man! Great tutorial very easy to follow! Already got your skin code saved. Gota give this a go 8)

    Joshua the ZamuraiBlogger

  21. Deb says:

    Nice! Thanks Jarrett for sharing that. Titles and controls can take away from the video and the viewers experience, looks much more professional without.
    The video can still be paused if it is clicked on while playing? >> Viewer still has a measure of control?

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