So, there are times when you want to share a segment of a YouTube video with friends for laughs but you want to skip to where the fun starts.
To do this, just append &t=3m14s to the video’s URL and the video will start from the 3:14 mark in the video. The following is an example of disturbed Cosplay fans in an episode of the Phillip DeFranco Show started at the 3:14 mark:
If you have embedded a YouTube video to your site, you can use the start & end parameters in the src URL of the object. However, the values for start and end times need to be converted from seconds (eg 3:14 becomes 194)
The following is an example of the same video (embedded), started at the 3:14 (194) mark and then ended at the 4:41 (281) mark:
iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m12p5bXo-Z8?start=194&end=281" frameborder="0" width="420" height="315"></iframe>
Many thanks to the following sites for this information:
- YouTue API Blog – All Good Things Must Come to an end=
- YouTubeTime – Which is a great page where you enter the YouTube URL and the Start Time where you wish the video to start and they will auto-create the URL for you.