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I am embedding a YouTube video in my website. Is it possible to make the clip start loading before the user presses play?

(I would not like the video to start playing automatically.)

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You'd probably have to write your own youtube player to do it. They have coded it this way on purpose, it really cuts down on the bandwidth on youtube's servers. Think about all the people that might visit a site, but not click the button...they would still download the file anyways, wasting both their and google's bandwidth.

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Make start automatically and after a second pause it. I don't know how to do it but there's a chrome extension or firefox addon which does it.

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