Kinda need some way to pointing an embedded youtube video at a particular minute or second so I can take the video straight to where I want to refering to. This is very useful especially at times I want to show a certain part of the video on the forums post. Googling it, found this trick on some blog refering google video and write down here as my note …
The short version direct link to video is looks like this :
Notice the “#t=6m52s” on the end of the url? That link will take you 6 minutes and 52 seconds into that video. See? That link takes you straight to certain part of the video when JJ said :
I’m thankful for my years spent with this family, for everything we shared, every chance we had to grow. I’ll take the best of them with me and lead by their example wherever I go. A friend told me to be honest with you, so here it goes. This isn’t what I want, but I’ll take the high road. Maybe it’s because I look at everything as a lesson, or because I don’t want to walk around angry, or maybe it’s because I finally understand. There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept. Things we don’t want to know, but have to learn. And people we can’t live without, but have to let go.
Now, what about embedded video?
To do it on an embedded video, use the “start” parameter. Note that start takes seconds as a parameter, not minutes and seconds. For example, to start an embedded video 6 minutes and 52 seconds into a video, 6*60+52 = 412 seconds, so you would use this code:
<object width="640" height="390"><param name="movie" value="http: //www.youtube.com/v/-XJ6pcLIeJo?fs=1&hl=en_US&start=412"> </param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-XJ6pcLIeJo?fs=1&hl= en_US&start=412" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="390"></embed></object>
and it would look like this :
Yeah, I know 🙂 right after playing that video the question come into mind, what about start and stop parameter? So I could highlight just the part of a video that I cared about 🙂
I don’t know the answer and worst is too lazy to search more 🙂 … somehow I realize that some codec (especially mpeg) have difficulties to start at exact frame number because the way the codec is encoded. I agree that would be nice but I think I’ll passed on that.
I found some nice site that can do that, see this : splicd.com
Bassicaly that site let’s you enter a YouTube URL, a start and a stop time, and then it generates a unique link for you to a ‘chopped’ version of the video.
Too bad this doesn’t work for people using oembed since youtube doesn’t passed the # bit along to the oembed URL, which returned the proper start parameter… any hint ?