Popup YouTube Player using JavaScript and DHTML

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UPDATE: Please use the latest jQuery plugin: jQuery YouTube Popup Player Plugin
YouTube provides a very neat customizable player to embed on your web pages, but not always you want most of your page area consumed by YouTube Video windows. So for that reason I have created an easy to use YouTube Popup window which can be embedded dynamically into the page just by clicking a link.
Using the popup div tag concept from my previous post, I have modified it to create dynamic div tags using JavaScript which makes it easier to embed multiple videos on the page without creating static div containers for the videos. To embed a video you just need to create any kind of image or text link which calls the JavaScriptopenYouTube() function on mouse click to create dynamic popup window. The link should appear something like this:
<a href="#" onclick="openYouTube('video_id')">Video Title</a>
Where video_id can be extracted from YouTube URL’s as shown in red below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AJ0SkbPxAk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuAVgWJ28Hw&feature=related
 
Video Id consists of all the characters between “v=” and “&” (if any).
Advantages of using this popup YouTube player:
  1. Zero coding required!!!
  2. Piece of cake to embed YouTube popup windows by just calling the openYouTube() function from any link/button.
  3. Easily customizable YouTube parameters in the JavaScript function.
  4. No static Div tags required for each YouTube link.
This is how the Popup YouTube player looks like:Popup YouTube Player
The openYouTube() function contains customizable YouTube parameters like video width & height, full screen control, auto play control and high definition playback control. You can modify this function and pass all these YouTube parameters as function parameters in openYouTube() which will give you individual control over all the videos on a single page.
UPDATE: Please use the latest jQuery plugin: jQuery YouTube Popup Player Plugin
Popup YouTube Player JavaScript code: <script language="javascript"> 
function openYouTube(id){ 
      //YouTube Player Parameters 
      var width = 640; 
      var height = 505; 
      var FullScreen = "yes"
      var AutoPlay = "yes"
      var HighDef = "yes"
      
      //Calculate Page width and height 
      var pageWidth = window.innerWidth; 
      var pageHeight = window.innerHeight; 
      if (typeof pageWidth != "number"){ 
      if (document.compatMode == "CSS1Compat"){ 
            pageWidth = document.documentElement.clientWidth; 
            pageHeight = document.documentElement.clientHeight; 
      } else { 
            pageWidth = document.body.clientWidth; 
            pageHeight = document.body.clientHeight; 
            } 
      } 
      // Make Background visible... 
      var divbg = document.getElementById('bg'); 
      divbg.style.visibility = "visible"
      
      //Create dynamic Div container for YouTube Popup Div 
      var divobj = document.createElement('div'); 
      divobj.setAttribute('id',id); // Set id to YouTube id 
      divobj.className = "popup"
      divobj.style.visibility = "visible"
      var divWidth = width + 4; 
      var divHeight = height + 20; 
      divobj.style.width = divWidth + "px"
      divobj.style.height = divHeight + "px"
      var divLeft = (pageWidth - divWidth) / 2; 
      var divTop = (pageHeight - divHeight) / 2 - 10; 
      //Set Left and top coordinates for the div tag 
      divobj.style.left = divLeft + "px"
      divobj.style.top = divTop + "px"
      
      //Create dynamic Close Button Div 
      var closebutton = document.createElement('div'); 
      closebutton.style.visibility = "visible"
      closebutton.innerHTML = "<span onclick=\"closeYouTube('" + id +"')\" class=\"close_button\">X</span>"
      //Add Close Button Div to YouTube Popup Div container 
      divobj.appendChild(closebutton); 

      //Create dynamic YouTube Div 
      var ytobj = document.createElement('div'); 
      ytobj.setAttribute('id'"yt" + id); 
      ytobj.className = "ytcontainer"
      ytobj.style.width = width + "px"
      ytobj.style.height = height + "px"
      if (FullScreen == "yes") FullScreen="&fs=1"else FullScreen="&fs=0"
      if (AutoPlay == "yes") AutoPlay="&autoplay=1"else AutoPlay="&autoplay=0"
      if (HighDef == "yes") HighDef="&hd=1"else HighDef="&hd=0"
      var URL = "http://www.youtube.com/v/" + id + "&hl=en&rel=0&showsearch=0" + FullScreen + AutoPlay + HighDef; 
      var YouTube = "<object width=\"" + width + "\" height=\"" + height + "\">"
      YouTube += "<param name=\"movie\" value=\"" + URL + "\"></param>"
      YouTube += "<param name=\"allowFullScreen\" value=\"true\"></param><param name=\"allowscriptaccess\" value=\"always\"></param>"
      YouTube += "<embed src=\"" + URL + "\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\" "
      YouTube += "allowscriptaccess=\"always\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\""+ width + "\" height=\"" + height + "\"></embed></object>"
      ytobj.innerHTML = YouTube; 
      //Add YouTube Div to YouTube Popup Div container 
      divobj.appendChild(ytobj); 
      
      //Add YouTube Popup Div container to HTML BODY 
      document.body.appendChild(divobj); 
} 
function closeYouTube(id){ 
      var divbg = document.getElementById('bg'); 
      divbg.style.visibility = "hidden"
      var divobj = document.getElementById(id); 
      var ytobj = document.getElementById("yt" + id); 
      divobj.removeChild(ytobj); //remove YouTube Div 
      document.body.removeChild(divobj); // remove Popup Div 
} 
</script>

Popup YouTube Div CSS code: <style type="text/css"> 
<!-- 
.popup {
      positionabsolute
      z-index2
}
.popup_bg {
      positionabsolute;     visibilityhidden
      height100%width100%
      filteralpha(opacity=70)/* for IE */ 
      opacity0.7/* CSS3 standard */ 
      left0pxtop0px
      background-color#999
      z-index1
}
.ytcontainer {
      border2px solid #666
      clearboth
}
.close_button {
      font-familyVerdana, Geneva, sans-serif
      font-sizesmallfont-weightbold
      color#666text-decorationnone
      displayblockfloatright
      background-color#FFF
      z-index3cursordefault
      border2px solid #666
      margin-bottom-2px
      padding0px 3px 0px 3px
}
body { margin0px; } 
-->
</style>

HTML code to embed YouTube Popup windows: <a href="#" onclick="openYouTube('_AJ0SkbPxAk')">Stewie Beats Brian</a><br /> 
<a href="#" onclick="openYouTube('EuAVgWJ28Hw')">Stewie Beats Brian Part-2</a><br/> 
<a href="#" onclick="openYouTube('aRn5-LQCg2s')">Family Guy - Puke-A-Thon</a><br/> 
<a href="#" onclick="openYouTube('5IQ9mpFZz9c')">Family Guy - Electric Man</a><br/>
<div id="bg" class="popup_bg"></div>
You can put the CSS and JavaScript code in separate .CSS and .JS files to keep your HTML code neat and clean.