Tyler Clemons

Youtube Time Markers

by on May.07, 2010, under General, WebTechs

I always forget how to do this, so I am going to put it on my blog :)  If you have ever watched a youtube clip, and wanted to show your friends a particular snippet beginning at some specific time, you might send them the URL and tell them “Watch after 30seconds.” A better method of communication is to send the URL with a “time marker.” 

Take the following youtube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw1s3yXZLYc

If we add: #t=2m51s to the end of the url

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw1s3yXZLYc#t=2m51s

It directs us to the video and starts playing at 2 minutes(2m) and 51 seconds(51s).  Suppose the video is over one hour.  We can do the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo#t=1h2m30s

This allows us to start at 1 hour(1h) 2 minutes(2m) and 30 seconds(30s)

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