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Posted on 2012-03-28
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using the youtube player api -
i have a handfull of youtube videos
on a web page i have them listed and represented by a thumbnail
when the thumb is clicked i want the video to load in a container div and start playing without needing to click play on the video.

all is working fine except i cannot figure out how to force it to play after it loads in the container div
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by:bartvd
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You can add ?start=1 to the URL.

For example:
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7ISz6BhrDXk?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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by:dgrafx
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thanks for the comment

if you look at your code you have ?start=1 in one place and ?autoplay=1 in another
so which one would i use?

I did try both and start causes the video to not display at all and autoplay allows the video to show but doesnt start playing

and i'm not using an iframe but see the following:

<div id="vcont"></div>

function playVid(v) {
      $('#vcont').youTubeEmbed(
            {
                  video                  : v,
                  width                  : 610,
                  progressBar      : true
            }
      );      
}

i've tried putting autoplay in these settings as well

thanks
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i went in another direction using a different api where videos just start playing when they are loaded.
thanks
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by:dgrafx
ID: 37799999
i have no need of the original question any longer.
and since the one response was not of any use to me i am deleting the question.
to clarify - even if i had stayed with this method the answer posed was not  helpful.
I appreciate responses though.
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