Remove YouTube’s Logo on Embedded Videos

How to Remove YouTube’s Logo from Embedded Videos & Players

So, although this is not a default option within the embed code box on YouTube videos, this can be done quite simply by adding the following to the end of a YouTube embed URL:


So for example, the standard iFrame embed code you would get for a video like the one above would be:

<iframe width="560" height="349" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

In this case, you merely need to add "?modestbranding=1" to the end of the src= tag like so:

... src="" ...

You would do the same, adding "?modestbranding=1" to each instance of the YouTube player URL for the old embed code -> like this:

<object width="560" height="349">
<param name="movie" value=";version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param>
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param>
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param>
<embed src=";version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="349" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed>
Issues, Tips & WorkArounds:

This only works if you use it as the first parameter after the video id.  IE – it can not be added after any other parameters or it will break and the logo will reappear when the video starts.  To illustrate what I mean, you can NOT do something like this:

... src=";modestbranding=1" ...

The modestbranding parameter needs to come first.

Additionally, this will not work with a few of the other embed player parameters like "showinfo" which can be used to set whether or not the title shows at the top of the video (0= no title).  For whatever reason, if you continue to use "showinfo=0", the "modestbranding" parameter will not function as it’s supposed to and the logo will reappear when you press play.

As a work around to this, I discovered a new parameter that they dont publicize => "title=".  So, if you would like to remove the logo AND you want to remove the title from the player, you need to structure the embed src player string as follows, leaving "title=" blank:

... src=";title=" ...

As just a fun little note on this – I found out that you can actually change that title to be whatever you want. See this example.

More YouTube Embed Customization:

I’ve written a post in the past about how to customize the YouTube embed code HERE – which contains many of the additional embed player parameters that you can use to tweak your YouTube embeds.  It’s a bit dated of a post but still relevant as all of the parameters can still be used with both the older AS2 and newest AS3 players.  Additionally, these work with both the old object/embed code as well as the YouTube iFrame embed code.

Source: How to Remove YouTube Logo & Branding from Embedded Videos & Player

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