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Custom "Thumbnail" for a YouTube Video | jQuery? Javascript?

I have a YouTube video I would like to embed on my website.

The thumbnails YouTube provides aren't really too good, though.

What I would like to do is create my own image with a play button on it.  Something a bit more slick and put together.

Then, when people click this "thumbnail" I would want the actual YouTube iframe to take its place and begin playing.

I'm sure there's a Javascript / jQuery solution, but, unfortunately, that solution is unknown to me.

I'm hoping one of you can help.  Millions of points to the best answer.
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michaelsmith1994Author Commented:
I appreciate the response.  I would really like to find a solution that allows me to keep the YouTube video involved, though.

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