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Standalone Image on Click YouTube Video

Posted on 2014-02-25
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I have a YouTube video on my website that before played shows the preview image that's very pixelated.  I want to put a high resolution image on my website that on click will then play the youtube video, is there a way to do this?
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Question by:Nathan Riley
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You can do something like the following

<img id="high_res_image" src="high_res_image.jpg">
<div id="youtube_video" style="display:none;">
<!-- Put YouTube Video code here -->
</div>

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This will show the image and hide the YouTube video. Then, in jQuery you'll need the following:

$( "#high_res_image" ).click(function() {
  $('#high_res_image").hide();
  $(#youtube_video).show();
  $('#youtube_video').('iframe')[0].src += "&autoplay=1";
});

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What this will do is hide the high resolution image, show the YouTube div and then add autoplay=1 to the YouTube video iframe to (hopefully) start autoplay. Haven't tested it, but I think it should work in theory.
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by:Nathan Riley
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Hmm...not working for me here is a sample of my setup here on jsfiddle:
http://jsfiddle.net/4qFrr/

Maybe I've mistyped something in my code?
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by:Nathan Riley
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Had to tweak the jquery some:
$( "#high_res_image" ).click(function() {
  $( "#youtube_video" ).show( "slow" );
  $( "#high_res_image" ).hide( "slow" );
});

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