At the MicroConf Europe conference last weekend, Patrick McKenzie recommended replacing the default play button overlay on a product home page with one that is much, much bigger. He claimed to have measure a significant positive correlation between the size of the play button overlay and # of people viewing.
I’m trying to do this. I’ve made my button as an image, added it to the first frame of my video, and uploaded the video to YouTube. But I’m completely stumped at how to make the default play button overlay not show. Any ideas? Or recommendations for an alternative way to achieve this?