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How to Specify a Starting Point in a YouTube Video

Online surfers are very impatient and they don't tend to wait for stuff to start going and they often need to skip to the fun part right away when it comes to videos. You can add URL parameters to what you share with people when it comes to YouTube videos to let them play from where exactly you wish them to see it, that is you can set a start point virtually without editing the video! And what's even more cooler is that you can embed it this way as well!

Sounds cool, eh? Here's what you gotta do:

Here's a video I submitted for Windows U Crew but the first part is my introduction which is pretty boring but in the latter part I do talk some stuff about Windows 8 which might be useful to a newbie.




The above one is the original video with the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxI-ISYevI

If I wish to give it to some friend of mine, the link, then I'll just add "#t=AmBs" at the end of the URL where A is the time in minutes and B is the time in seconds and both of them combined give the starting point of a video, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxI-ISYevI#t=1m01s starts with the windows 8 part right away.

But if you are to embed it somewhere, you need to change some stuff:




In the embed code, add a ?start=t
where t is the seconds from beginning you wish to set the start point at.

In my case:

<iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ySxI-ISYevI?start=61" width="560"></iframe></div>

Enjoy ;)

Cheers!!



 

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