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News from YouTube

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I wanted to post the news some time ago, but I was afraid I was wrong. So I waited.
It seems, however, to be the truth and nothing but the truth (for the time being): YouTube have removed their ads from all videos except the ones that have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID. (And even there, the ads are gone when we use IE or Firefox).
So now we can embed YouTube videos - in an iframe or flash object - without resorting to all kinds of malicious means to remove the ads (which does not mean that I am willing to remove the 'kill-the-ads-script' I created for my music sites: you never know, do you?).
YouTube also introduced a new feature allowing us to chop videos. We already had &start=..., but now we can also add &end=... to the video-url.
Here's a full list of features that can be used in a YouTube-url. Experiment with it, by replacing '1' with '0' or the other way 'round, by filling in a value for 'start' and 'end' (in seconds, for instance: end=200) and for vq (video quality: put small, medium, large, hd720 or highres):
&rel=0&autoplay=1&showinfo=0&start=...&end=...&autohide=0&controls=1&modestbranding=1&vq=...

DEMOS:
http://www.youtube.com/v/bKZbvluHcNo...amp;vq=highres (no ads, high video-quality; you can use this url in an embed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKZbvluHcNo (ads with Google Chrome and Opera; low default video quality).
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Arie Molendijk.

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Updated 07-04-2012 at 10:47 PM by molendijk (Correction)

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