Choose your YouTube video starting point

I was looking to start a YouTube video at a certain point and thought I’d share this with you for those in search of the answer.
In order to start a YouTube video at a certain point you would add this to the video URL:

#t=2m20s

Where “2m” indicates 2 minutes and the “20s” indicates 20 seconds. ….if you like a little bit of ‘caterpillar’ (you will see what I mean) then check this video out below with the video to begin playing at 2:20 into it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg#t=2m20s

However this method only works for directly linking to YouTube videos.

If you want to start an embedded YouTube video at a certain point?  That can also be done:

First, extract the video embed code after specifying your desired settings which is easy as YouTube provides these tools for you.

youtube settings

It will look something like this:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

You then need to add the command &start=140 (for this example we are using 140 seconds, which is the same as 2 minutes, 20 seconds) to the end of both URLs in the embed code.  It will look like this:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&start=140"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&start=140" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Please enjoy and look forward to any comments or other tips.

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