YouTube API has gone through several changes and new features are added every now and then. I was often asked the question that if there is a way to hide or remove the YouTube logo on embedded videos. I always said that I am worried about YouTube TOS until I stumbled upon the updated list of YouTube embedded player parameters. I noticed a couple of changes, in particular, the
modestbranding parameter added on June 8, 2011. This parameter works in AS3 embedded player; so if you're using an older version of the player you must switch to AS3 to take advantage of this parameter. Here is how:
- If the YouTube video URL in your embed code does not contain
version=3to load AS3 player. The AS3 player looks aesthetically pleasing and provides additional features compared to AS2 player (see demo below).
- AS2 player showed the logo overlaid on the lower right corner of the video while AS3 player displays the YouTube logo in the controls panel. To remove this logo altogether, add
modestbranding=1parameter to the YouTube video URL in your embed code.