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Comments on: Embedding YouTube Video with iPhone Fallback

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:07:20 +0000


By: stefano

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:31:00 +0000

is possible to have the "full screen" button in the right down corner like the default embed youtube video?

By: fantasmo

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 08:57:58 +0000

But this leads the user to youtube instead of just opening the movie on my website? So users got lost and can not get back to my page.

By: Martin Kliehm

Fri, 28 May 2010 09:25:54 +0000

Hi Mark, I've been thinking about the “play” symbol, too, but I believe the easiest and most compatible way would be an overlay with an image. On the other hand we're talking about highly advanced browsers, so I guess something could be constructed with CSS3. Anybody up for the challenge?

Concerning your second question I don't think there's a way to return to the browser if we implement just a link. In that case the link opens in the YouTube App, and there's no way back. An alternative and even sexier approach would be native HTML5 video support. Alas I don't think the API already features that.

By: Mark

Thu, 27 May 2010 17:37:08 +0000

Thanks for the code @kliehm!

It works very well, thanks so much.

Two questions re: the user experience:

  1. Is there any way of getting the play symbol to appear over the frame of the video (without creating it in photoshop)?
  2. Once the user watches the video, is there any way of enabling the user to 'easily' navigate back to your site without having to close YouTube on the iPhone, and relaunch the web browser (safari/opera mini)?

Thanks, Mark