Play YouTube video as page background using jQuery

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Play YouTube video as page background using Jquery

In my last tutorial I have used a jQuery plugin to display responsive full screen background image/ image slideshow, this one is for video lovers, In this tutorial I will be explaining how to play YouTube video as page background using jQuery.

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Jquery Tubular plugin

Tubular is a jQuery plugin that lets you set a YouTube video as your page background. All you need is to attach it to your page element, set some options, and you are done. You can also download the source code at google code.

Please Note: THIS WILL ONLY RUN ON A WEB SERVER

Steps to Add YouTube video to page background

Create a simple html file say index.html and add this code below. Add a container with unique ID/class (mandatory).

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
	<title>Play YouTube video as page background using Jquery - aarafacademy.com</title>
	</head>
	<body>
		<!-- you can also use class or your choice -->
		<!-- <div class="bigcontainer"></div> -->
		<div id="container"></div>
	</body>
</html>

Attach jQuery library file and jQuery tabular library file. You need to add jQuery library file to make this work.
<script src= "jquery-2.1.3.min.js" ></script>
<script src="jquery.tubular.1.0.js"></script>

Call the tabular plugin on the div ID/class which you have already set before.
<script type="text/javascript">
            $(document).ready(function() {
                var options = { videoId: 'AFbBgtWHPks', start: 3, mute : false, playButtonClass: 'play', pauseButtonClass: 'pause', muteButtonClass: 'mute', volumeUpClass: 'vol-up', volumeDownClass: 'vol-down', increaseVolumeBy: 5};
                $('#container').tubular(options);
            });
</script>

How can you get the YouTube video ID

When you play any video in YouTube, in the address bar you will get a link for e.g.

I have a video in YouTube ( Online Inventory System with PHP and MySQL )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_vK9Se8TRM

E_vK9Se8TRM is the video ID

Option for tabular plugins

Option Default
ratio 16/9 ( 4/3 or 16/9 )
videoId ZCAnLxRvNNc
mute true
repeat true
width $(window).width()
wrapperZIndex 99
playButtonClass ‘tubular-play’
pauseButtonClass ‘tubular-pause’
muteButtonClass ‘tubular-mute’
volumeUpClass ‘tubular-volume-up’
volumeDownClass ‘tubular-volume-down’
increaseVolumeBy 10 (range is 1-100)
start 0 ( starting position in seconds)

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