Embedding YouTube Videos Without Sucking

Published: December 2, 2013


Using YouTube to integrate video into your website is suspiciously easy. Just use YouTube's iframe embed code and voila, you now have shiny video player on your web page.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

However, there's a lot of suck that comes with embedding YouTube videos that way. "How much suck?" you might ask. Well, each YouTube video you embed will force your user to download roughly 400K of data, before they even click play.