YouTube Gets a Case of the Stupids

Brian Zick

Josh Marshall discovered a new uninvited default "feature" in YouTube videos: a bottom-of-screen display of other videos to watch, which (among other problems) rather intrude on the current video being viewed. YouTube brags about this new development here, and judging by the comments, it is not being particularly well received. To prevent the display, a bit of code (&rel=0) needs to be added to the src tag in the embed link coding. Here's the tag without the code added: src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zqfFrCUrEbY" Here's the tag with the code added: src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zqfFrCUrEbY&rel=0" Apologies to viewers who have to put up with this thing in older video embeds. I'm not gonna go back to fix 'em.

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