Today, Youtube introduced another small change to the Youtube emdedded player. Youtube videos that are embedded within pages will now display a prominent title of the video along with the video ratings information at the top of the embedded player.
For some that embed multiple videos from youtube onto a single page, this will help their users more easily decide which videos to watch, and they can skip those with low ratings.
Lets say that you are using Youtube more as a video host, and not doing much to market your videos directly on Youtube. As a result, you may have few or no ratings on your videos. If you dont want the embedded player to show this information, the fix is quite simple. Simply modify the embed code to include the parameter “showinfo=0”
Here is an example of the video embed code above with this information removed:
<object width=”510″ height=”412″><param name=”movie” value=”https://www.youtube.com/v/e-DJMenTWwQ&hl=en&fs=1&showinfo=0“></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”https://www.youtube.com/v/e-DJMenTWwQ&hl=en&fs=1&showinfo=0” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”510″ height=”412″></embed></object>
Here is an example of the embedded video with this information removed: