Easy YouTube Video Embedding for Responsive Web Pages

This tool helps you generate HTML code to put YouTube videos on your own webpage in a nice and adjustable way. The video will look good and fit nicely on your page, no matter what size screen someone is using.



How to Generate Youtube Embedding HTML Code

  1. Enter YouTube Link: First, you need to find the YouTube video you like and copy its link. Then, paste that link into our app.

  2. Click the Button: After pasting the link, you press a button that says "Generate Embed Code." This button is like a magic button!

  3. Copy the Code: Our app then creates a special code that you can copy. This code is like a recipe for your computer to show the video in a cool way.

  4. Paste the Code: Finally, you can paste this code into your own webpage. It's like putting a picture on a wall, but instead, you're putting a YouTube video on your webpage.

How It Works

Let's break down the specific HTML and CSS used for the output video link code snippet:

<div style="position: relative; width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; overflow: hidden;">
    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cQP53mnvJ7k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen
            style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;"></iframe>

  1. <div> Container:

    • Purpose: Acts as a container for the embedded video.
    • Styles:
      • position: relative;: Allows positioning of child elements.
      • width: 100%;: Occupies the full width of its parent container.
      • padding-bottom: 56.25%;: Creates space at the bottom proportional to the width, maintaining a 16:9 aspect ratio for the video.
      • overflow: hidden;: Hides any content that overflows the container.
  2. <iframe> Element:

    • Purpose: Embeds the YouTube video on the page.
    • Attributes:
      • src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cQP53mnvJ7k": Specifies the source (URL) of the embedded content, where cQP53mnvJ7k is the unique identifier (video ID) for the YouTube video.
      • frameborder="0": Removes the border around the iframe.
      • allowfullscreen: Allows the video to be viewed in fullscreen mode.
    • Styles:
      • position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0;: Positions the iframe at the top-left corner of its containing div.
      • width: 100%; height: 100%;: Ensures the iframe takes up the full width and height of its container.

This code creates a responsive container that adjusts its size based on the width of the parent container, maintaining a 16:9 aspect ratio. The embedded <iframe> fills this container, ensuring the YouTube video is displayed correctly and responsively.

Why tool use padding-bottom: 56.25% and how this technique works

The padding-bottom technique, often used in responsive web design, is employed to maintain a consistent aspect ratio for an element, such as a video container. Let's break down why we use 56.25% and how this technique works:

  1. Aspect Ratio:

    • The aspect ratio of a video is the ratio of its width to its height. Common video aspect ratios include 16:9, 4:3, etc.
    • The 56.25% value corresponds to a 16:9 aspect ratio. It's derived from the formula: (9/16)×100(9/16)×100.
  2. How It Works:

    • The padding-bottom property is set as a percentage on the container element.
    • The percentage is based on the width of the container. In this case, 56.25% means the padding at the bottom will be 56.25% of the container's width.
    • As a result, the height of the container is determined by this percentage, creating a proportional space at the bottom.
    • This approach ensures that no matter how wide or narrow the container becomes, the space at the bottom will maintain the desired aspect ratio.
  3. Responsive Design:

    • As the width of the container changes (for example, on different screen sizes or when the webpage is viewed on various devices), the padding-bottom technique automatically adjusts the height proportionally.
    • This ensures that the embedded video, which is set to take up 100% of the width and height of its container, maintains the specified aspect ratio.
  4. Overflow:

    • The overflow: hidden; property is used to hide any content that might extend beyond the boundaries of the container. This prevents unwanted scrollbars or distortion of the layout.

In summary, the 56.25% value is specifically chosen to represent the aspect ratio of 16:9. This technique creates a responsive container that adapts its size while keeping the proportions of the embedded video consistent, resulting in a visually pleasing and well-proportioned display on various devices.