In this article I will explain with an example, how to play (embed) YouTube Videos without using IFRAME in HTML Page.
In order to play (embed) YouTube Videos without using IFRAME, the EMBED element needs to be used as the HTML5 Video tag is not meant to play videos from other domain URLs and hence the only solution other than IFRAME is the EMBED tag.
 
 
Play (Embed) YouTube Videos using EMBED element in HTML Page
The following HTML Markup consists of an HTML TextBox, a Button and an EMBED element.
The Button has been assigned a jQuery click event handler. When the Button is clicked, first the YouTube Video URL is fetched from the TextBox and then YouTube Video ID is extracted from the URL.
The extracted YouTube Video ID is appended to the YouTube embed video URL and the URL is set to the SRC property of the EMBED element.
<input type="text" id="txtUrl" style="width: 300px" />
<input type="button" id="btnPlay" value="Play" />
<hr />
<embed id="video" src="" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    width="420" height="315" allowfullscreen="true" title="Adobe Flash Player"></embed>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $("body").on("click", "#btnPlay", function () {
        var url = $("#txtUrl").val();
        url = url.split('v=')[1];
        $("#video")[0].src = "https://www.youtube.com/v/" + url;
    });
</script>
 
 

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Play (Embed) YouTube Video without IFRAME in HTML page
 
 
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