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Set the start time of a YouTube Video

youtubeLets say you are watching an interesting 10 min video in YouTube and you would like to share it with a friend. An important part in the video starts at 6’th minute and 10’th second. 

It was not possible untill recently to start the video at a specified time. The user had to wait till the 6’th minute and 10’th second then watch the video. But now with a small tweak in the URL [eg. you can change it to

and that will start the video at 6 min 30 sec. This is a very small tweak but very very useful.

Let’s examine closely what extra # we typed does

t= time,  m=minutes, s=seconds. So if I type  #t=6m30s it means 6th minute and 30’th second ; the video will start exactly at the time specified.


3 Comments on Set the start time of a YouTube Video

  1. alain
    October 10, 2012 at 11:02 am (7 years ago)

    whai if i want to download it?

  2. tb
    April 6, 2010 at 1:12 am (9 years ago)

    This does not work while launching the video from an iPhone: any idea on how to fix this problem?


  3. venkat
    May 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm (10 years ago)

    very useful for viewing specifc portion of youtube videos as well.


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