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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.

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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. – BrainSlugs83 May 2 '17 at 0:58
  • @BrainSlugs83 It must have been a temporary problem, because I just tested it and it still works. – user14334 May 15 '17 at 14:14
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iv_load_policy=3 also works on embedded links. For example:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/HNrgK8h2xBc?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3

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