How to Change The Default and Embed Color Of YouTube Video Player
and the fun part is that you can now do away with ‘buffering’ and jump anywhere into the video. And, now comes the best part. You can now customize the video player in your Internet browser. All you need to do is just copy the embed code and the player color will change.
While custom player for playlists was already available, even individual videos can now be personalized. This enhances the user experience. You can switch colors every day! Apparently, this move by YouTube was long awaited. The new color changing feature has made the player even more interesting to use. Here, we will tell you
How to choose the default player color on the YouTube site as well as how to change the embedded player color:
Changing the color of video player in browser
All you need to do is click on the ‘customize embed’ button next to the HTML code. The next step will be to choose a theme. You can choose not to see related videos and can even add a border around the video.
You can change color 1 and color 2 in the URL. You can give any value here. The 216 web safe colors (Red, Green, Blue and Hexadecimal color codes) are good options since they are recognized by all operating systems and web browsers. But remember to change ‘#’ with ‘0x’.
If you want to manually change and edit the color code, these useful parameters can come handy:
1. Border (values: 0, 1)
If the value is 1, a border around the video will be shown.
2. Rel (values: 0, 1)
If the value is 0, the player will not show related videos.
3. Autoplay (values: 0, 1)
If the value is 1, the video will automatically start playing.
Changing the color of embedded video player
Changing the color of the YouTube video player is a simpler process. We know that the YouTube video player uses two default colors. One of them is a dark theme and the other one is metallic white. A working knowledge of IFRAME is necessary here since it makes the color changing process easier. If you are use IFRAME to embed YouTube videos on your blog, you can efficiently change the player color with the addition of a new feature called ‘theme’ to the URL. As per the team at YouTube, black is set to become the default player color. But, if you love the lighter player, you’ll still have the option. You can visit hellboundbloggers.com/2011/08/14/change-embed-color-of-youtube-video-player/ and use the codes provided (for light as well as dark player skins) to change the color of your embedded video player.