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  • You Tube have recently introduced an annoying feature in their embedded videos which shows small scrolling thumbnails of other videos, its so annoying as it distracts my visitors from what I’m actually posting about.

    You Tube say it can be turned off by adding rel=0 to the video address but I can’t find away to do this in WordPress because it formats it to youtube=[…] and removes the rel=0.

    So does anyone know how to turn off this annoying feature in embedded You Tube videos in WordPress ?

    Any help much appreciated.

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  • Don’t use the visual editor or a plugin instead just copy the code directly from youtube into the code editor and change the code there.

    I’m having the same problem. I tried what you suggested but maybe I’m not inserting the rel=0 in the right place — although I tried it in multiple places and also with quotes around the zero. I pasted the code from Youtube into the html editor like this:

    <object width=”425″ height=”350″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AAa8MLxNLcc” rel=0></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AAa8MLxNLcc” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”425″ height=”350″></embed></object>

    Please advise what I’m doing wrong. Thanks!

    In case anyone’s out there…I just found the correct fix. What you need to insert is &rel=0 right after the url in both places it appears in the code. So in the example above, like this:

    <object width=”425″ height=”350″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AAa8MLxNLcc&rel=0″ rel=0></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AAa8MLxNLcc&rel=0″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”425″ height=”350″></embed></object>

    This issue had me tearing my hair out, so I hope this fix is helpful to others.

    OOPS, I mean this:

    <object width=”425″ height=”350″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AAa8MLxNLcc&rel=0″></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AAa8MLxNLcc&rel=0″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”425″ height=”350″></embed></object>

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