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Youtube search box

Ian Francis
Thursday 4th December, 2008 Posted by Ian Francis

We're not generally in the habit of handing out techy tips on this site, but thought this was useful. Youtube have decided in their wisdom to add a big ugly search box to embedded video. Happily someone has already worked out a way of getting rid of this by adding &showsearch=0 so that your embed text goes from this:

embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HgSRiJjmnYY&hl" type etc...

to this:

embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HgSRiJjmnYY&hl&showsearch=0" type etc...

And your video reverts from fixed to not-broken:

Oh joy, now we just have to go back through all our old youtube clips and add this code. With thanks to Troy Schneider. **Update**: They've ditched it already. Hooray.

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