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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.


  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.

  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!

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

  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...

  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

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

  7. can this be automated, programatically controlled, and/or scripted?


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