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Hi Experts,

I 'd like to add a youtube video to a website.  I don't want the video displayed in the page, instead I'd like it to pop up into a smaller window and begin playing when the user clicks the link on the page.

Anyone know where I can get a simple free solution for this or any ideas on how I would write the script to do it?

Thanks,

HNM

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You can use this code to open it in a new window:
<a href="http://youtube.com" onclick="!window.open(this.href,'windowname','location=0,status=0,width=800,height=600')">Open YouTube</a>

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If you want to autoplay it, then add "&autoplay=1" at the end of the link.
(for example "http://www.youtube.com/v/OuSdU8tbcHY&autoplay=1")
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Sorry for the first post. There is a bug, which causes opening of the link in both windows. Try this:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/OuSdU8tbcHY&autoplay=1" onclick="return(!window.open(this.href,'windowname','location=0,status=0,width=800,height=600'))" target="_blank">Open YouTube</a>

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This should work even with JavaScript turned off (without setting the size of the window).
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