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How To Autoplay A YouTube Video

How To Autoplay A YouTube Video

Sun, Aug 29, 2010

Tip Of The Day

Have you ever had an instance when you wanted a YouTube Video to automatically play when someone clicked on your page?

If you work with video long enough I can guarantee there will come a time when you will want to Have your video Autoplay!

For example, I do alot of PPC (pay per click) advertising and many times I have videos in my ads, and when someone clicks on my ad I want the video to start playing automatically, instead of making the person click to play the video. This is a simple marketing strategy to make certain you get your message out, because there are people that simply won’t click on your video to make it play.

What I am going to do next is demonstrate “HOW TO AUTOPLAY A YOUTUBE VIDEO” via screen capture, and you can see just how simple it is to do.

Also before you watch the video I just want to let you know that if you ever have any questions for me, simply click on the big blue button on the right side of my blog that says “Got Questions Ask Me”, I will be glad to answer any of your questions!

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60 Responses to “How To Autoplay A YouTube Video”

  1. Coffee Shop Marketing Says:

    Hi Joseph! Great video. Could you post a picture of the code, where you inserted the new code, and what that was. I couldn’t see it on the video well enough to make proper notes! I have been looking for this information for a while. Thank you!
    Coffee Shop Marketing´s last blog ..About Steroid MarketingMy ComLuv Profile

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  2. Nelson Says:

    I just love coming to your Blog. I always go away with another gem. By the way, you got me studying “html” In a limited amount, but I am enjoying the experience of being able to stuff my noggin with something new.

    Reply

    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Nelson, Glad to hear you are studying HTML, it really comes in handy! Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment!

      Reply

  3. Christine Casey Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Yea! Another great thing that I learned from visiting your blog :-) As I have not yet started doing videos, I’ve not made much of an effort to learn how to tweak/install items such as this (for my blog). And now, when I am ready, I will have this knowledge ;-) Thanks!

    Christine
    Christine Casey´s last blog ..The Power of Networking – Share the knowledge…My ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Christine, Please do come back, and when you start doing video, if you need any help just click on the big “ask me” button over on the right, I will be glad to assist however I can!

      Reply

  4. Nat Says:

    Hey Joseph

    I see you like doing videos as much as I do! Its the best way I find to get my point across, writing actually is bores me which isn’t good when you own a blog!

    Great video on the autoplay here to. I might take some of your ideas and add to my to do list for my followers :-)

    looking forward to seeing more from you
    cheers
    Nat
    Nat´s last blog ..How to Blast Your Way To More Twitter Followers… Literally!My ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Nat, Yes I really enjoy doing video! I agree, it’s the best way for me to get my point across. I appreciate your kind comment, and thanks for visiting my blog!

      Reply

  5. Howard Hughes Says:

    Hey Joe, Thanks for making the video and posting it. It takes time and it’s information that you could have kept to yourself!
    It’s one of those things that has eluded me so, case closed.
    Howard Hughes´s last blog ..Play Your Own GameMy ComLuv Profile

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  6. belinda cunningham Says:

    Hi Joseph
    Great info I had forgotten how to do that so this time I wrote it down thanks. I have to say though I don’t do it very often as I find it a little annoying when I go to a site and the video autoplays as I have a small download allowance it don’t like to use it up unless it is a video I want to see.
    belinda
    belinda cunningham´s last blog ..What do you want the mostMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Belinda, I know sometimes videos that autoplay can be annoying, but sometimes when your video is part of an ad on a capture page, you actually want it to play automatically. I do understand what you are saying though. Thanks for your comment!

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  7. Michael Berry Says:

    Hi Joe,

    That was very useful information. I had no idea even how to embed my video on my site. Call me a newbe at the video thing.

    Thanks doe very much,

    Michael

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  8. Roz Pearcy Says:

    This was a good video and I know I will want to do PPC in the future. I’ll have to put this one in the vault for when I’m ready to utilize it. Thanks!
    Roz Pearcy´s last blog ..A Day in the Life of a Spammer I Know Because I Used to be OneMy ComLuv Profile

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  9. MaryKay Edelen Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the useful information. I want to start doing video soon, so this post was very helpful to me.

    MaryKay
    MaryKay Edelen´s last blog ..How To Stop Going Broke In MLM – Free DownloadMy ComLuv Profile

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  10. Gary Young Says:

    Joe,

    Great stuff again! Really love the tip as I am thinking of creating adds soon.
    Gary Young´s last blog ..China Sourcing and the Agent of ChangeMy ComLuv Profile

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  11. Beverly Monical Says:

    Sometimes I like the autoplay for my videos and sometimes I would rather the person push play.It is nice to know how to do it.Thanks!
    Beverly Monical´s last blog ..How To Craft The Perfect PitchMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Beverly, Yes it depends on the situation, but sometimes it’s nice to have it play automatically. Thanks for your comment, and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  12. Kyle McCauley Says:

    Hey Great Share!

    I liked this tip. I’ll have to find a reason to include it sometime! :)

    -Kyle
    Kyle McCauley´s last blog ..Are You Missing The Secret Ingredient For Online Marketing SuccessMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Kyle, I’m glad you found this tip useful! If you are video marketing, I’m sure you will eventually find good reason to autoplay a video. Thanks for your comment!

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  13. Tim Colletti Says:

    Hey Joseph,

    Great tutorial video! There are huge advantages to having the auto-play function added to your embedded YouTube video. Although, I would still be careful on where you set it up. One place I would not use it is if a had a welcome video on the sidebar of my blog. That would mean that the video would start to auto-play each time your visitor navigates to a new area of your blog. They would have to keep pushing the pause button all the time…just my 2 cents.

    ~ Tim
    Tim Colletti´s last blog ..Converting Your Website-Blog Hits Into SalesMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Tim, I agree, there are certain instances where you would not want your video to autoplay, such as a welcome video. Thanks for your comment!

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  14. Scott Pollov Says:

    Joseph,

    Great tutorial. It never ceases to amaze me how many “little” things have to get done to maximize our marketing. Video is something relatively new to me, so this video is VERY helpful. Thanks, Scott Pollov
    Scott Pollov´s last blog ..Flirting With Business ContinuityMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Scott, I’m so glad that you found this to be useful information! I’m sure as you get more involved with video you will want to use this information. Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  15. Alexander Hay Says:

    Thanks for the heads-up. I am one of those people who absolutely hate youtube videos so I know it is sometimes necessary to do the autoplay. If it starts playing on its own I might watch it, but to click on one more of an endless stream of youtube infomercials is just too much.

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  16. Andrew Sayers Says:

    Hi Joe,
    Something else I didn’t know. I’m saying that a lot lately as there’s so much to learn. My personal preference not to autoplay but I’m sure that as soon as I press submit the need to do it will arise! So thanks for the tip, much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Andrew
    Andrew Sayers´s last blog ..Get Your Mind in GearMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Andrew, If you work with video long enough I’m pretty sure the need will arise. Thanks for your kind comment!

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  17. Ted Hunsaker Says:

    Hey Joseph,

    Great Blog post about how to make a Youtube Video Auto play. This is a great way to increase conversion rates on your website.

    Ted
    Ted Hunsaker´s last blog ..How Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad Can Help You Succeed In LifeMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Ted, Yes I have ppc campaigns going and I want my videos that are in my ads to autoplay when people click on my ads. Works great! Thanks for your comment!

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  18. Debbie Lattuga Says:

    The first time I had to figure this out, it took me half a day. Thanks for the great tutorial. Saved it to Evernote so I’ll have it when I need it.

    Thanks.
    Debbie Lattuga´s last blog ..Best Idea for HumanityMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Debbie, yes this is pretty handy information to have. If you work with video long enough, there will come a time when you will want to autoplay a video. Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

  19. Beth Hewitt Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Awesome post. I never knew it was so simple to do that. Gunna spread the word about this little bad boy!

    Beth :)
    Beth Hewitt´s last blog ..Tribe Domination – TSA MasteryMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Beth, yes it really is simple to autoplay a youtube video. I’m glad you found this information useful! Thanks for your comment! :)

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  20. Glyna Humm Says:

    Joe – Thank you for such an informative video. I always wondered if this was possible on Youtube – now I know. I will have to go back and watch one more time and take notes so I can implement it. It looks like you have a lot of great tips on here – I will be back!
    Glyna Humm´s last blog ..Make Them Smile With Appreciation MarketingMy ComLuv Profile

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  21. Larry Bilich Says:

    Hello Joe,

    You are not on my list for the week but I knew you would have some valuable training and teaching offered so here I am.

    And once again, you out did yourself! Thanks for sharing. I was actually looking for this just a few days ago and you cleared it up.

    You Rock!

    Wishing you all my best :)
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Larry, I’m glad you found this to be useful information. Thanks so much for your kind comment! Make it a great day!

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  22. Janette Stoll Says:

    Hi Joe,

    I love it that you have a passion for sharing your knowledge! I wasn’t sure if there was an option for autoplay on YouTube. Excited to explore it. There’s a lot you can do on YouTube which I’ve barely tapped into so I’m encouraged to implement more video marketing. Thanks for the great tips!!

    Janette

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Janette, I do love to learn new things and share them. I remember back when I was new, I always gravatated towards websites and people that would share their knowledge. Thanks for your comment!

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  23. Linda G. Cox Says:

    Hey Joe~
    Great to connect with you here as well! I haven’t wanted to auto-play yet, but I’m sure I will! I’ve book marked this post so I can find it when I do!

    Thank you!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Linda
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Linda, If you work with video long enough there will come a time when you will want to autoplay a video. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

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  24. Debbie Wood Says:

    Hi Joe, great information here. I’ve actually tried to search this and didn’t come up with an answer that I could follow. You made it easy and your explanation was very good.

    Great blog to, by the way. I will visit often to get great tips and tools.

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  25. Melodie Kantner Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for this tip on autoplay. I have some ideas for how I will use it. I am saving your link for when I have time to do it.
    Melodie Kantner´s last blog ..How to Become Human Dynamite &amp Attract SuccessMy ComLuv Profile

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  26. Kevin Martineau Says:

    I’ve always wanted to know how to do this! Thanks for the helpful information.
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  27. Corneal Carter Says:

    Hey Joseph,
    Thanks for the great information. I just posted my first video on youtube and I like the idea of having it autoplayed. I will go back and try putting it on autoplay. Are there any code needed to do this?
    I was unable to get the video you have posted above, but would love to see it, would you send me the video info.

    Thanks for a very helpful posting, Joseph.
    ~ Corneal Carter

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Corneal, I’m glad you can use this information. I will send you the link to the video so you can watch it. Thanks for your comment!

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  28. Ted Hunsaker Says:

    Thanks for posting this Tip. Its amazing how lazy people are to click on the video to get it to play. You have to find ways to make it less work for people who visit your page.
    Ted Hunsaker´s last blog ..Ted Hunsaker Interviews MyLeadSystemPro Co Founder Brian Fanale-The Internet Rock StarMy ComLuv Profile

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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Ted, People really are lazy when it comes to things like that. Also sometimes it’s just a good strategy to have your video autoplay. i use this feature in some of my ppc campaigns.
      Thanks for visiting, and for your comment!

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  29. John Walker Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the great share. I was searching for this right now so you solved my problem. I was just wondering what editor you are using it looks extremely useful.

    Many thanks
    John
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    • Joe McDevitt Says:

      Hey John, Glad you found this to be useful! I use camtasia studio for my video editing.
      Thanks for your comment!

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  30. Nicole Says:

    IT HELPED, THANKS!

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