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December 14, 2010

It's Easier to Link to a YouTube Timestamp

Linking to a specific timestamp of a YouTube video is not a new feature: you only need to append #t=1m30s or #t=90s to a YouTube URL to skip the first 89 seconds of the video (here's an example).

Now you no longer have to manually add the special parameter to the URL. Just right-click on the video and select "Copy video URL at current time". It's probably a good idea to pause the video before using this feature.

7 comments:

  1. Nice. I wish I had known this for my Cr-48 essay and a recent paper I did! :) Thanks for the tip, I think I'll really find it useful.

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  2. I used to use Cut To The Chase but this one looks better 'cause I don't have to set the time, it's automatically added for me.

    Thanks for the tip Alex!

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  3. this newly tool for users is amazing and effective also.Now user captures real time video and paste it

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  4. If I click "Stop Download" at any part of the video and then "Copy video URL at current time" it copies the URL with t=0s . I don't know if this is the way it should work or a bug...

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  5. This is great. Thanks. Can we add time intervals now ! For a start 1 time interval, then maybe more !

    eg to play 10 secs of the clip
    #ts=90s,te=100s

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  6. Is it just me, or these timestamps don't work on Google Sites (when you use "insert video" from the toolbar)?

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