Tacking #t=XmYYs to the end of a YouTube link will direct it to start from X:YY into the video, but can I do something similar to have the annotations off when using the link?

More generally, what arguments can I pass the YouTube player after a hash (#)?

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You can't turn off the annotations in the URL but you can in the embed link by adding iv_load_policy=3 as parameter. Source.

For your second question, other parameters can be found here as well, though note that the scheme is ?firstparam=1&secondparam=42&..., the hash is generally not used.


I use the third-party ViewPure site to link to videos without disturbances. Just modify the URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTlO8NYJ12Ehttps://viewpure.com/VTlO8NYJ12E.

  • Guess this service is broken now? -- All their videos just come up and say "That doesn't exist." -- even using their bookmarklet. May 2, 2017 at 0:58
  • @BrainSlugs83 It must have been a temporary problem, because I just tested it and it still works.
    – user14334
    May 15, 2017 at 14:14

iv_load_policy=3 also works on embedded links. For example:


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