How To AutoPlay Embedded YouTube Videos

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When you embed a YouTube video on a website, the user usually has to click the Play button to start playing the video. If you want to tweak that to autoplay the video as soon as it loads, here’s how to do it.

Simply add &autoplay=1 to the URL part of the embed code. For example, see the bold part in the embed code below:

<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”“></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

The difference can be seen in the two embedded videos below. The first uses the default embed code provided by YouTube and hence, requires you to click on the play button, while the second one starts playing automatically since we have tweaked the code.

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User Comments

  1. Krista
    November 19, 2009

    Youtube is my super favorite website. I cant spend a day without watching music videos on Youtube.

  2. Beautiful Girls Gallery
    January 3, 2010

    Youtube is one of the best Web 2.0 service on the internet today. I really love watching music videos and funny video clips on Youtube.

  3. vi
    August 8, 2010

    omfggggggg, i’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for this. THAAANK YOU ! :)