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Audio-only YouTube embedding with WP YouTube Lyte 0.7

Last night I finished version 0.7.0 of WP YouTube Lyte. The bump in version number (0.6.5 to 0.7.0) is because of a new feature: the ability to embed YouTube as audio-only player, as seen on Pitchfork. Because after all, as great a source for music discovery as YouTube can be, you really don’t want to force your visitors to watch yet another clumsy fan-made slideshow while they’re listening to your latest musical crush, do you?

Embedding YouTube as an audio-only player is dead-simple; add an ‘a’ instead of a ‘v’ to the YouTube link and you’re good to go!

httpa://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFjgv1MO724

becomes this audio-only embedded YouTube with Dorian Concept’s “Her Tears Taste Like Pears”;

Dorian Concept – Her Tears Taste Like Pears

Watch this video on YouTube.