Adapting to YouTube's new "Dark Player"

After months of design, research & experimentation, YouTube has released a new embedded player theme, and I must say, it looks great! 

However, as of August 10th, YouTube is now using the "dark player" theme on all embedded videos by default.

As many people will want to stick with a lighter theme, YouTube is also releasing other themes and a way to "desaturate" the color.

To pick an alternate theme, pass in values for the "theme" and "color" player parameters. For instance, if you’d like to keep the traditional colors, you can pass parameters such as:

<iframe width="560" height="349"
src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cj6ho1-G6tw?theme=light&color=red"
frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

In the video below, I'm passing the color value of "white".

<iframe width="560" height="349"
src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cj6ho1-G6tw?theme=light&color=white"
frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Alan Houser

Squareflair, 23390 West Road, Sheridan, IN, USA