The YouTube version3 player
by, 11-29-2010 at 01:51 PM (28028 Views)
The player used on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID is YouTube's version3 player. If you want to use it directly (without the watch?v= part) you can do, for instance: http://www.youtube.com/v/EUSsXdhxFIM?version=3. (You may have to press CTRL if you want this to work in IE).
The advantage of the version3-player over other versions is that a click on a playing video doesn't open a new YouTube window containing all sorts of information that you may not be interested in. The click event just pauses the video.
You can include a version3-video with something like:
Demos and explanations HERE.