Lightweight jQuery Plugin To Lazy Load Youtube Videos - Lazy Loader

Lightweight jQuery Plugin To Lazy Load Youtube Videos - Lazy Loader
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License: MIT

YouTube Lazy Loader is a super light (~2kb minified) jQuery plugin used to lazy load & control youtube videos to improve the page load time.

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How to use it:

1. Create a container with data-youtube attribute for youtube video ID.

<div class="youtube" data-youtube="4eYSpIz2FjU"></div>

2. Include the latest jQuery javascript library and jQuery youtube laze loader plugin at the end of the document.

<script src=""></script> 
<script src=""></script> 

3. Call the plugin on the youtube container.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function () {

4. Settings.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function () {
youtubeId: '', // Use it to override the YouTube Id using JavaScript.
title: '', // Override the title text. To get the title from YouTube, leave this blank.
embedTitle: true, // Embed the video title in the container.
titlePosition: 'bottom', // Position of the title div in the container. 
idAttribute: 'data-youtube', // Attribute containing the YouTube Id.
cssClass: 'YouTubeLazyLoadBox', // Attribute containing the CSS class to be assigned to the container div.
autohide: 2,
autoplay: 0,
color: 'red',
controls: 1,
fs: 1,
loop: 0,
showinfo: 0,
theme: 'light'

Change log:


  • Big fix to add CSS class

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by abhinayrathore. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.