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    You may want to be sure you have the "&rel=0" parameter set in your embedded youtube videos. We have many embedded videos and we use the "&rel=0" setting to prevent undue bandwidth usage. This parameter prevents the related videos from displaying once a customer has viewed your video. Folks may get a little too comfy viewing utube and may just remain on your video pages and viewing other videos! So, when the video is over, other videos are not displayed, only the "replay video" options. Also, we "sized" our output to fit within our listing template to prevent horizontal scrolling. We found the optimum width to be 593px. And, the 4:3 ratio woked out to a height value of 460px. Hope this helps!

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    Are you adding the video through the image tab of the product?

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    • #3
      We are still using the embed code from youtube and putting it in "extra_field_10". We haven't tried the new video feature yet. Not sure how that works yet. Might take a look at it. :)
      Oh, and just curious, does it really use "our" bandwidth when you embed a video or is it coming direct from utube?

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      • #4
        Am i missing something here? If they are viewing other vids on your vid page, they are using Youtubes bandwidth not your sites bandwidth correct?

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        • #5
          That's what I'm not sure about. Whether embeded videos/content use your bandwidth or not. Anyway, we think it looks cleaner to not display related videos once the video ends. :)

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          • #6
            It should be using google's bandwidth. The files are placed on their servers, all your doing is embedding the video in your page, the video still comes from them.

            The user's browser pulls data from your site for things like css files, html files, js files, and so forth. It pulls all external scripts and files from where the come from, google for example. All your site is doing is telling them where the files are located.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark View Post
              You may want to be sure you have the "&rel=0" parameter set in your embedded youtube videos. We have many embedded videos and we use the "&rel=0" setting to prevent undue bandwidth usage. This parameter prevents the related videos from displaying once a customer has viewed your video. Folks may get a little too comfy viewing utube and may just remain on your video pages and viewing other videos! So, when the video is over, other videos are not displayed, only the "replay video" options. Also, we "sized" our output to fit within our listing template to prevent horizontal scrolling. We found the optimum width to be 593px. And, the 4:3 ratio woked out to a height value of 460px. Hope this helps!
              Thanks for this tip! We've started using the feature in 3dCart to add our YouTube videos to our product pages and just adding the "&rel=0" to the end of the string stops the related videos from showing at the end of the video.

              Much cleaner look. Thanks!

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