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Marking a certain spot on a YouTube video


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rsherid

 
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How do I mark a certain spot in a video, share it, and then have viewers start watching at that point? Here's an example: YouTube - Eco-Equity with Van Jones
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I didn't even know you could do that until I did some research. It's actually rather easy. You know how you have a link to a youtube video - that has the video ID at the end

ie:
Code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_JFCBDdPq4
All you have to do is append a little code to get it to start where you want.

the code is:

#t=XmYs

where you replace X and Y with values representing where you want to start the video. Using the link above, if I did:

Code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_JFCBDdPq4#t=1m30s
That would start the video at 1 minute 30 seconds

This is the article I read to get this information:
How to specify a starting point on a Youtube or Google Video

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