Fancybox Video Rather Than Embedding

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Sometimes an embedded YouTube video has an odd-looking frame displaying that detracts from the visual aesthetics of your website. You may also want to have the video play larger than the space you have available on your webpage without the visitor leaving your site. In these cases, we can setup a custom video thumbnail image and zooming functionality with  javascript-based Fancybox.

Fancybox is also a nice effect for photos.

Download the files and HTML code here and I will help you set it up.