HTML: Add or Embed YouTube videos & playlists

Add or Embed YouTube Video in HTML | Embed YouTube Video in Website

Embedding a YouTube video in HTML can be a great way to enhance your website or blog with multimedia content.

The easiest way to play videos in HTML is to use YouTube.

If you like to embed the YouTube video in an HTML document, you have to follow the given steps below. 

We can easily show a YouTube video on the web page using these steps.

Add or Embed YouTube videos

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Best Solutions for Video Formats?

Converting videos to various formats can be challenging and time-consuming.

A more straightforward solution is to let YouTube play the videos on your web page.

YouTube Video Id

A YouTube video ID is a unique identifier assigned to each video uploaded to the YouTube platform. A string of characters appears at the end of the video URL after the "/watch?v=" part.

For example, in the following YouTube video URL:{alertSuccess}

The video ID is "dQw4w9WgXcQ". This ID can identify and embed a specific video into web pages, blogs, or other online content.

You can also find the video ID by right-clicking on the video and selecting "Copy video URL" or "Copy video URL at current time" to link to a specific moment in the video. 

Then, you can paste the URL into a text editor and extract the video ID.

The video ID is an essential element for sharing and promoting videos on YouTube. 

It's used in various YouTube APIs to retrieve and manipulate video data.

Playing a YouTube Video in HTML

To Play a YouTube video in an HTML document, you have to follow the given steps below. 

Here's the latest information on how to do it:

  • Upload the video to YouTube
  • Take note of the video id
  • Define an <iframe> element in your web page
  • Let the src attribute pointing to the video URL
  • Utilize the width and height attributes to define the dimension of the player
  • Add any other parameters to the URL (see below)


<!DOCTYPE html>

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="">


YouTube Autoplay + Mute

You can allow your video to play automatically when a user visits the page by adding autoplay=1 to the YouTube URL. However, automatically beginning a video is irritating for your visitors!

Add mute=1 after autoplay=1 to allow your video to begin playing automatically (but muted).

Example: YouTube - Autoplay + Muted

<!DOCTYPE html>

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="">



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