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Fixed. My YouTube iframe z-index is ignored and is above a fixed div.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011  | Tags: tutorials, hints, tips, advice  | Comments (16)

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 title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="" frameborder="0" wmode="Opaque">

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

Add wmode to fix youtube iframe zindex

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="" frameborder="0" wmode="Opaque">

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

Add wmode to fix youtube iframe zindex


          var url = $(this).attr("src");
          var char = "?";
          if(url.indexOf("?") != -1){
                  var char = "&";



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

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Comments (16)

Apr 17, 2013 at 04:50 PM

Thank you that worked perfectly.....

Apr 23, 2013 at 10:10 PM

thanx mate!
really worked out with the jquery code!

Apr 30, 2013 at 08:47 PM

Thanks, the JQueyr really worked out.

May 02, 2013 at 04:24 PM

My small contribution. Just add this:

var url = $(this).attr("src"), char = url.indexOf("?") != -1 ? '&' : '?';
/* In my case it is only necessary to youtube player */
if(url.indexOf("youtube") != -1){



May 03, 2013 at 09:46 AM

Thank you, really saved my time :)

Jun 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Great fix, thanks. Recently added a fixed header to the site and the iframe has been getting in the way.

Jul 02, 2013 at 06:54 AM

Thanks a lot. Really helpful :)

Jul 11, 2013 at 02:11 PM

Great fix, worked perfectly.

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Jul 20, 2013 at 01:23 AM

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Jul 24, 2013 at 02:35 PM

Really thanks man... It helped a lot! =D

Jul 25, 2013 at 09:17 AM

Man, this saved my day. Great Great Great jquery solution worked perfectly

Aug 28, 2013 at 02:11 PM

this saved me A LOT of time and frustration, thanks dude

Sep 18, 2013 at 09:24 AM

Thx!!!! Worked perfectly!!!

Oct 03, 2013 at 04:22 PM

Thank you very much! Z-index with youtube iframe was driving me crazy.

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Oct 05, 2013 at 06:14 PM

I love Fixed. My YouTube iframe z-index is ignored and is above
a fixed div.

Hajo Keffer:
Nov 01, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Brilliant! I used the html solution. YMMD

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