YouTube Fullscreen? August 17, 2009 1:22 AM   Subscribe

PonyFilter: Can the inline YouTube embed please support fullscreen?

My understanding is that the simple <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> will get what I'm asking for—the fullscreen button appearing on the YouTube embed. (And, come to think of it, this is something that could likely be easily enough GreaseMonkeyed, but still.)

Apologies if this has been discussed before. A cursory glance at the Google and MeTa posts tagged "youtube" returned nothing of merit.
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 1:22 AM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

There might be some sort of special mefi-jiggery-pokery that doesn't easily allow this.
posted by tellurian at 2:46 AM on August 17, 2009


The only reason I say that is because of this "it grabs the weird hash address of the video then stuffs it into some display stuff on MeFi to make it work" comment
posted by tellurian at 2:55 AM on August 17, 2009


Wouldn't it only add one click and some load time to click the actual youtube inlined clip, go to the Youtube page for that clip and then fullscreen it there?
posted by kalessin at 4:39 AM on August 17, 2009


Little known fact: There's a big link just to the right of the inline button that will bring you to a page that will allow you to fullscreen the video.
posted by Plutor at 4:48 AM on August 17, 2009


There's a big link just to the right left of the inline button (Plutor)
posted by ocherdraco at 4:50 AM on August 17, 2009


If you click that link in the middle of watching a video, it sends you to the vid's youtube page and restarts from the beginning. Having a fullscreen click in the inline keeps you from losing your place.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:57 AM on August 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


Bad Plutor.
posted by Plutor at 4:57 AM on August 17, 2009


If you click that link in the middle of watching a video, it sends you to the vid's youtube page and restarts from the beginning.

On Safari running on MacOS, if you go to the TOP of the video window and right-click the title, it will bring up a submenu, one option of which is "watch on YouTube", and in my experience, that will start the video at the point you left off running in a new window at YouTube. Full screen should be available from there.
posted by hippybear at 6:54 AM on August 17, 2009


if you go to the TOP of the video window and right-click the title, it will bring up a submenu, one option of which is "watch on YouTube"

Huh. Well what do you know! That's it! I just tried it with Firefox on OSX, Win7 and Linux(Ubuntu) - works like a charm. Thanks, hippybear!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:01 AM on August 17, 2009


it grabs the weird hash address of the video then stuffs it into some display stuff on MeFi to make it work OR IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN.

Also, I support this pony, but if it's a pain to implement, it's not the end of the world.
posted by maqsarian at 5:04 PM on August 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have definitely seen embedded YouTube with a full-screen icon to click, so this has to be feasible, and I'd appreciate it too.
posted by Deathalicious at 10:35 PM on August 18, 2009


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