What is the purpose of using "feature" parameter in YouYube embed link?

The video is working fine if I use below embed tag,

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRFnsOUoHmM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

But when I changed the src value to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRFnsOUoHmM&feature=g-upl, the video won’t play. I have added the parameter feature=g-upl in this link.

I can’t understand the purpose of this parameter. And why it is not working?

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There is no purpose to using the feature parameter in a YouTube embed link nor do I think you should be using that when embedding. When embedding a video YouTube actually has a different URL they use in the src field.

For example with the video link you are using your src field would use this url: http://www.youtube.com/embed/275VsDVauN8

When on the video's page you can click share and then embed and be presented with the options for embedding and the code you would insert into your html document to embed the video (see image below)


Using this tool on the share page should provide you with what you need to embed the right way. The feature parameter is not used in embedding.

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