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mb.YTPlayer for background videos

Play any Youtube video as background of your page or as custom player inside an element of the page.

A Chrome-less Youtube® video player that let you play any YouTube® video as background of your WordPress® page or post. You can activate it for your home page from the settings panel or on any post or page using the short code as described in the Reference section of the settings.

From version 1.0 the player is using the Youtube® iframe API displaying the video using the HTML5 VIDEO tag for all the browsers that support it.

From version 1.7.6 the plug in is internationalized; available in English, Italian and Spanish (thanks to Andrew Kurtis http://www.webhostinghub.com ).

The mb.YTPlayer doesn't work on any mobile devices (iOs, Android, Windows, etc.) due to restrictions applied by the vendors on media controls via javascript. Adding a background image to the body as mobile devices fallback is a good practice and it will also prevent unwanted white flickering on desktop browsers when the video is buffering.

note: If you doesn't want ADs on your background video and you are the owner of it you can disable this on your Youtube channel as explained here: http://candidio.com/blog/how-to-remove-ads-from-your-youtube-videos .

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This plug in has been tested successfully on:

  • Chrome 11+, Firefox 7+, Opera 9+ on Mac OsX, Windows and Linux
  • Safari 5+ on Mac OsX
  • IE7+ on Windows (via Adobe Flash player)

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-6-23
Downloads: 43,029

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