Does your DIV TAG CODE drop behind an embedded video?

If you have a youtube video embedded within your web page that ignores the z-index of fixed or absolutely positioned DIV elements then here is both the html and the JavaScript (jquery) fix.

Instead of embedding the youtube iframe like this

<iframe src=”” frameborder=”0″ width=”640″ height=”360″></iframe>

add ?wmode=transparent to the embedded link like this:

FYI the “?” in front of –> wmode=transaprent is NOT part of the YOUTUBE VIDEO URL, it is part of wmode=transaprent !!!

Add wmode to fix youtube iframe zindex

<iframe title=”YouTube video player” width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ wmode=”Opaque”></iframe>

Or, add the following Jquery javascript youtube iframe z-index fix:

Add wmode to fix youtube iframe zindex

$(document).ready(function ()


var url = $(this).attr(“src”)




Voilla, your youtube video will now acknowledge it’s z-index and will appear below your other div elements that have a higher z-index.


This FIX is courtesy of Andrew Ward and it was worth repeating!

Thanks Andrew :)

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