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The Truth About Iframes and Autoplay

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by thecg, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. thecg

    thecg BANNED BANNED

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    I have been reading many people asking questions about Iframes and Autoplay to increase their views. Many people say they work, and some say they don't. Many people still do not know the TRUE answer, so thats why i made this thread..to tell you that:

    Putting your 'Video URL' in a normal iframe does work!
    Embedding your video on any site does work.

    Anything using 'Autoplay' does not work. So if you have a video embedded in an iframe using autoplay it will not work.

    So basically, sending loads of traffic to your website with your Video URL in an iframe WILL increase your views. Just don't put your video embedded on your website on autoplay and everything will be fine.

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. albaniax

    albaniax Elite Member

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    So what's the difference between a normal embed and iframing?!

    Both count, no advantage from the iframe.
     
  3. 420kking

    420kking Newbie

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    Adding a video to a hidden iframe and having it played automatically through javascript instead of the "AutoPlay" feature does work.
     
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  4. student32

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    Thank you. I don't know many times I've had to clarify this in the old thread...
     
  5. thecg

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    Your wrong. If you embed a video on autoplay in an iframe or not, it WILL NOT work.

    If you embed a video on autoplay not in an iframe, it WILL NOT work.

    So basically, never put your video on autoplay, just put the video link in an iframe, e.g, http://youtube.com/watch?=v

    Then it will work.
     
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  6. astradamasta

    astradamasta Registered Member

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    can someone provide the code to use an iframe with a youtube url in it
     
  7. albaniax

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    Damn yes of course, a simply iframe of the video works, and it starts playing.

    I iframed a video on one of my sites yesterday, and today it has about 700 views, so it already passed the freeze point. Actually it should be more views, but I don't think that the views are ALWAYS updated live.
     
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  8. LonelyPlanet

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    Great share.. thanks :)
     
  9. jazza

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    so what code do we need for the iframe?
     
  10. Sleinad

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    Oh god. Huge bumping, but a code for this would be:

    Code:
    <iframe src="http://youtube.com/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" height="1" width="1" frameborder="0"></iframe>
     
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  11. yzall

    yzall Newbie

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    but if the video does not autoplay... how would it get counted as a view?
     
  12. Sleinad

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    Omg seriously...think about it.

    When you go to a video page you don't have to press play do you? It autoplays.

    All your doing with an iframe is putting the video in a frame, which will load when someone goes onto the webpage.

    Can you understand this simple concept now?
     
  13. yzall

    yzall Newbie

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    i was talking about when you embed a video on your own site.

    i know on youtube the videos autoplay, but when you embed a video on your site it comes up with a 'play' button... hence the need to set it up to autoplay.

    and people above were saying there is no need to set it to autoplay... thus arose my confusion :)
     
  14. Sleinad

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    Wow. Do you not read?

    Autoplay DOES NOT WORK.

    Embedding does work, but users have to press play.
     
  15. yzall

    yzall Newbie

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    I guess you don't really understand the point.

    people are trying to work out how to increase the views-per-visitor automatically!

    if the visitors have to press play, you will lose the views from people who are not interested.

    if, for example, there are visitors coming from a domain redirect to your embedded video, and you have a video on 'how to increase reading speed', then the conversion rate of these random (untargeted) visitors will be very low.

    you will have to send 1000 visitors to get 50 views.

    what we are trying to do here is create 1000 views from 1000 visitors!

    so if you don't know how to do this, there is no need to write sarcastic comments which only serve to highlight your ignorance.
     
  16. Sleinad

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    Oh for ffs. Do you have mental issues? If you do, just say and I will let you off...If you haven't then just fucking read what has been put.

    I will make this very simple, so even a child can do it.

    1. Create a webpage.
    2. Edit that webpage.
    3. Add this code to the webpage:<iframe src="http://youtube.com/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" height="1" width="1" frameborder="0"></iframe>
    4. Go to the video you want to promote.
    5. Copy (Ctrl+C) the url for that video.
    6. Past (Ctrl+V) the url of the video into the code where the sample url is.
    7. Save the page.
    8. Type in the url of the page you just made.
    9. Use your eyes to see if it is working.
    10. You then wait for people to visit the page.
    11. Do not reply to this thread again with a stupid comment.

    Hope that helped my very good friend :)
     
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  17. yzall

    yzall Newbie

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    i get what you're saying but as you pointed out in an earlier post, the visitor still has to click the 'play' button... correct?

    how about if you embed the video on your site, set it to autoplay but do not iframe it.

    what are your thoughts on that?

    i'm not a youtube expert but i imagine that this would result in a 1:1 visitor to view ratio.
     
  18. Sleinad

    Sleinad Senior Member

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    I'm not actually joking now, are you taking the piss?

    A-U-T-O-P-L-A-Y
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    W-O-R-K


    How hard is it to understand that all you do is put the video url in an iframe? That's it. Its not complicated. Simple. Easy.

    This has been said about 5 times now in this thread.

    Autoplay does not work.
    Iframe does work with video url in it.
     
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  19. yzall

    yzall Newbie

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    you know what?

    i was being retarded :)

    I misread two of the old posts and got confused... my bad.

    you obviously know more than me so i have a question:

    you know how the view count gets limited by youtube when it reaches 300 (not sure if it's true but it has been said by several people)... do you think it might be possible to bypass that by iframing the video on your site?

    also, is it possible to iframe multiple videos on the same page, therefore increasing the views on multiple videos at once?

    i'm new to coding but i'm wondering whether you could hide another video using css within the iframe so the visitor only see's one but the bots register both videos.

    BTW you're from the UK, right? whereabout?
     
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  20. marco2379

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    The moral of the exchange between yzall and Sleinad is not to argue with a fool. Your chances of winning the argument are next to none, the fool will stay in blissful ignorance and you'll only end up frustrated.

    Back to the topic, iframing without autoplay works but is there a way to mute the video that comes through the iframe, so that the visitor isn't alerted that a video is playing in the background? Other than uploading a video without sound, of course.
     
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