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.


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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