Friday, March 14, 2014

Embedding Youtube Videos With Specific Start-Stop Times

Do you need to embed Youtube video so that just a section of it plays, rather than the whole thing? Tech Leader Suha walks you through it.

Here's the code, in case you missed it:

For starting at a certain time:   ?start=120  (120 is an example. It refers to a number of seconds.)

For starting and stopping at
a certain time:                           ?start-120&;end=130  (again, the numbers are examples.)

This technique works on blogs and Google sites, and very likely all websites. It's a nice way of highlighting the relevant section of a long video, while still respecting the copyright and creative integrity of the video's designer.

Please note: this method works today, but it may not work in the future because Youtube is always evolving. You may know of another way to do the same thing; if so, we'd love to hear about it.

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