Is it possible to hide youtube's big red play button with a parameter?


Quick example of the code I'm using at the moment to create my YouTube iframe:

player = new YT.Player('[PLAYER ID]', {
  height: '300',
  width: '480',
  videoId: '[VIDEO ID]',
  playerVars: { 'controls': 0, 'showinfo': 0 },
});

It's all working great so far, it's loading the video fine without controls or the info strip and I'm 'manually' playing the video using javascript.

The problem is that there's now no need for the big red 'play' button that is momentarily displayed as the video's starting.

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Is there any way I can get rid of this? I've looked through the documentation and can't find a suitable parameter that would allow me to hide it.


Answers:


I found it not possible. So the only way to hide Play button is to place video image above the video which can be fetched from youtube as follow. Each YouTube video has 4 generated images. They are predictably formatted as follows:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/0.jpg
http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/1.jpg
http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/2.jpg
http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/3.jpg

But once you add the overlay, clicking on the screen instead of control will not play the video, To do this add the following jQuery which plays the video

jQuery('#overlay').click(function(){
  jQuery(this).hide();
  jQuery('#youtube_id').get(0).playVideo();
});