Hide the play button in a vimeo video

For chromeless background-style videos

TAGS: vimeo,video,froogaloop

1/27/2016

Both youtube and vimeo have protected their right to place a big play button in the center of your videos, and until recently their APIs did not allow for its easy removal. Vimeo “experimentally” added a method of hiding the play button as part of an initiative to allow background videos, as posted here, by simply using this in the embed code:


<iframe id="projectplayer" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/148894857?api=1&background=1&mute=0&loop=0"></iframe>
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where the button is disabled with the
“background=1” 
url parameter, the sound is enabled with the
mute=0” 
url parameter, and looping is disabled with the
loop=0”
.
.