Friday, March 22, 2013

Skip Youtube video to start at specific time & Embed timestamp to Blogger


Youtube has become part and parcel of our life.
-We watch videos 
-send links through mails and chats
-embed video links in Blogs and websites
-share on social media.

Many a times initial part are useless  and we wish viewers to start at specific time, we say, wish I find same video but it should start skipping initial parts, say skip 1 minute 24 seconds and then start the link.

Here is a simple solution for you, It is called YouTube Time stamping. 

Solution


- Copy the URL of your YouTube video
- Paste it in Notepad
- at end of the URL, add #t=XXmYYs (Where XX represents minutes and YY represents seconds, the time at which you wish the video to start).

Ex. - Let us choose a link :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_mOdi3O5E      (original link)

I wish it to start at 1 min 14 seconds, so I added #t=01m14s at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_mOdi3O5E#t=01m14s


Done!! Now Copy and Paste this link 
- in address bar of your browser, 
- share by email or chat,

it will start at the time you wish it to..Now, YouTube will start at your wish!!

You can Even use this trick in many ways: 
-Give your friends Shock( they'll keep thinking how you did it )
-impress someone !!

Coll.. isn't it!!


Now for the Friends, who wish to use Timestamp to their blog or sites. 

How to Embed video with time stamp in Blogger ?
- take time in seconds(in the example, 1 min 14 sec is 74 seconds)
- change the embedding code as:
- Look for your link in the html code, add &start=XXXX at end of the link before " (XXXX-time in seconds, in the example, &start=74 )

 Ex. : Lets see,original html code part(Blogger) :

<object width="320" height="266" class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="https://ytimg.googleusercontent.com/vi/g7_mOdi3O5E/0.jpg"><param name="movie" value="https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g7_mOdi3O5E&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266"  src="https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g7_mOdi3O5E&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>




Initially it was difficult for me as no exact link was present in the html code.

What I did, I looked for link with g7_mOdi3O5E and ended up on these two lines :

"https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g7_mOdi3O5E&source=uds"

"https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g7_mOdi3O5E&source=uds"


Then Modified them to get the final html code as :

<object width="320" height="266" class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="https://ytimg.googleusercontent.com/vi/g7_mOdi3O5E/0.jpg"><param name="movie" value="https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g7_mOdi3O5E&source=uds&start=74" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266"  src="https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/g7_mOdi3O5E&source=uds&start=74" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

 
Here is the Video:





Tell me how much do you like this?

Happy Surfing.. Enjoy!!
:) :)

3 comments:

  1. Good Trick
    Impressive!!

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    1. Thanks Ronit...
      Also check others posts

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  2. Wow! This explains so much!!! Thanks for the great info and insights.
    Youtube Help

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