Link Your Users to Any Starting Time in a YouTube Video

Oct 27, 2008 - 10:02 am 1 by
Filed Under Misc Google

How many of you have received a link to a lengthy video with the following note: "It gets good at 6:15."?

My guess is that you've seen that before and you are not a fan of having to go to YouTube, wait for the video to buffer, and then find out exactly where to put your mouse on the 6:15 marker so that you can see exactly what the guy who was sharing the video was talking about.

A DigitalPoint Forums user points out a very cool trick for viewing a YouTube video. He says that if you want to link to designated point in the video, you should append the following format to the end of your video URL:

#t=1m45s

This lets you start watching the video at 1 minute 45 seconds of run-time -- and the first 1 minute and 45 seconds doesn't even buffer. Cool! For example, try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP1-5uxZffE#t=5m45s.

All I have to say is that this rocks.

Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.

 

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