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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Start YouTube Video At Specific Time

When embedding a YouTube video, you can add a “start” parameter to define the number of seconds at which the video should start, as Google Operating System explains. Here’s a sample snippet:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

This parameter works when embedding but Ionut says it won’t work when linking to a URL at YouTube (though one could create a generic wrapper site for that purpose). Google Video made this possible once, but the feature there is flaky and currently doesn’t seem to work.


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