Daily Archives: March 27, 2011

Play (embedded) Youtube at specified time option

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I noticed today that the “start at a specified time” option for youtube does not work like I expected in a link (on facebook). It doesn’t accept the “start=” option in the URL. If you want to link to a part or portion of a youtube clip , so it immediately fast forwards and starts at a specified time, this (new?) small addition to the URL makes it all come true. Miracles do exist :

Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqfbnRglGjQ&t=2m00s try this link

Format: &t=XXmXXs
XX = Number representing the amount of minutes into the video.
YY = Number representing the amount of seconds into the video.
Make sure to mention both minutes and seconds, and don’t forget to put “m” after the minutes and “s” after the seconds. Alwasy use Lowercase letters, Youtube URL’S are case-sensitive.

To make use of this feature in Facebook, make sure to FIRST add the option to the link, and only then copy-paste that into a Facebook status field. The video will then start at the specified time when fans click on it to play..

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