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Why did my cute little youtube play button turn into a really small screen that makes it impossible to pause?
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Because a recent YouTube site update included changes to the player.
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Why did my cute little youtube play button turn into a really small screen that makes it impossible to pause?

As faolan barely explained, it's because Youtube changed how their players work, which has caused all sorts of problems for people who have youtube videos and play buttons on their profile.

To fix it, take your original youtube URL that looks something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID
for example:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0XpNvLWimo


And change it to look like this (the red is the part that you change):
http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/VIDEO_ID&version=2
for example:
http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g0XpNvLWimo&version=2
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kittymmeow
iKusk Muubi
Why did my cute little youtube play button turn into a really small screen that makes it impossible to pause?

As faolan barely explained, it's because Youtube changed how their players work, which has caused all sorts of problems for people who have youtube videos and play buttons on their profile.

To fix it, take your original youtube URL that looks something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID
for example:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0XpNvLWimo


And change it to look like this (the red is the part that you change):
http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/VIDEO_ID&version=2
for example:
http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g0XpNvLWimo&version=2

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