Just a very quick post today to highlight something I only became aware of a couple of days ago because of Jake Archibald, when he posted a youtube link on an internal mailing list – it’s possible to deep link into an arbitrary point within YouTube videos.
I had thought that this was something most other interested people would have known about already, and that I was slow on the uptake as usual, but it turns out that when I mentioned this to Adriano Castro today he wasn’t aware. So, I present to you a method for deep linking into YouTube videos.
Take one YouTube URL.
Watch it, and find a place within it that you’d like to link to.
In this instance, I want to link 28 seconds in.
Add a fragment to the URL with the format #t=minutesmseconds
In this instance, the URL would become:
That’s all there is to it. Simples.
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