Today, Youtube introduced another small change to the Youtube emdedded player.  Youtube videos that are embedded within pages will now display a prominent title of the video along with the video ratings information at the top of the embedded player.

For some that embed multiple videos from youtube onto a single page, this will help their users more easily decide which videos to watch, and they can skip those with low ratings.

Lets say that you are using Youtube more as a video host, and not doing much to market your videos directly on Youtube.  As a result, you may have few or no ratings on your videos.  If you dont want the embedded player to show this information, the fix is quite simple.  Simply modify the embed code to include the parameter "showinfo=0"

Here is an example of the video embed code above with this information removed:

<object width="510" height="412"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="412"></embed></object>

Here is an example of the embedded video with this information removed:

  • Beblie Caunan

    Works for me.... great...

  • Ben Riddell

    This did not quite work for me. Aren't the parameters passed as 'get' variables? In that case, the first key-pair should be preceded by a? and not a &:



    Yours does seem to work with the ampersand, but my embed did not work unless there was a question mark before "hl=en".


  • Matthew Burnell

    Thanks. Worked great.

  • Larry A Steele

    Worked great, Thanks.

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  • beatmatchinfo

    Thanks, been looking for this.

  • FlissheartsNick

    Yesss! Thank youuu! :D

  • Mwahaha

    i found out how to fix it. you just add &showinfo=0 to the end of both urls. even if it doesn't have it. just add it to the end of the urls in the code. it should work.

  • Dazzz

    Worked perfectly for me. Thx.

  • Lyndahewell

    This worked for me, thanks!!

  • Ana | Traffic Generation Cafe

    Such a simple thing, yet makes such a big difference to your video appearance.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ana Hoffman/YourNetBiz Scam

  • GirlieM

    thanks for this, i've been looking for a solution to remove it,

  • jazzedupforlife

    It Works Again ;) Thanks Mark !

    • Mark Robertson

      You're welcome :-)

  • jazzedupforlife

    It Works Again ;) Thanks Mark !

  • matt mcinvale

    worked great, thanks!

    • Chris

      worked a treat, thanks!

  • thankss

    thanks for the help ! it works

  • Jessi

    thanks!!! : )

  • Jonathan

    Thanks much! Been looking for this.

  • Bla

    hey this works! thanks :P

  • Babaji M P

    Hi Mark,

    It's working. Thanks.

  • Vvvv

    Thank you so much for this.

    I love you.

  • Donna Laframboise

    Many thanks for the tip. I appreciate it.

  • tony

    I also use a little tweak that disables the 'related videos' thing at the end, this stops your viewers escaping to Youtube so freely ie: . Just add ‘&rel=0′ to the end of the url part of the embed code to remove :-)

  • Von James

    Thanks Mark! It's working in both FF3 & IE6 perfectly. My YouTube video is embedded here:

  • tony

    ...and now it apears their is no title/ratings displayed! great i also dislike that info

  • RG001

    Thanks Mark. Waiting for your solution :) . I just hate the title and rating on my embeds.

    • Mark R Robertson

      Still havent found it yet... There is a way that you can mask the youtube player altogether using their API but looks like they have disabled the ability for the title piece. Ill keep my eye out..

  • Eduardo

    Please find a solution!

  • Leo

    Hey Mark, Thanks for the post. I think YouTube's still got some kinks to work out on the showinfo=0 parameter. I've haven't had luck getting it to work consistently & even in your properly coded example, YouTube is showing the title:

    • reelseo

      Bummer, you guys are correct. Looks like they either disabled or changed this option. Ill see what I can find out. Thanks for reading...

  • tester

    Seems like is not working anymore :(, maybe they decide to disable this option.