Super long title, I know. =P But how else was I to describe it?! Anyways, this is a really simple little trick that does hide the video part of an embedded You Tube video. Basically it makes it just a music player instead of a video. So if you wanted to share a song but didn't want your readers to be distracted by the video part or if you didn't like the video part, this simple trick is what you'll need to know.
So you take the code for the YouTube video that you want to share and copy/paste it into the 'Edit HTML' section of your post. This is what it will look like:
<iframe width="400" height="330" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-FribXzqHVE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
All you need to do is change the height to 27 like this:
<iframe width="400" height="27" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-FribXzqHVE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>It doesn't matter what size the video originally was, the bar part that you want seen is always 27. Except for every once in a while I've come across ones that are 25 instead--so be aware of these strange occurrences.
Ta-da! You did it--told ya it was simple. =)
Have a lovely Tuesday!