View Full Version : Marking a certain spot on a YouTube video

09-06-2009, 03:39 PM
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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SmF3B3734E&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideosearch%3 Fq%3Dvan%2520jones%26hl%3Den%26oe%3DUTF-8%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN%26tab%3Div%26start%3D0&feature=player_embedded#t=90)

09-06-2009, 04:16 PM
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



All you have to do is append a little code to get it to start where you want.

the code is:


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


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 (http://www.online-tech-tips.com/cool-websites/how-to-specify-a-starting-point-on-a-youtube-or-google-video/)