Pictures speak louder than words, and videos speak louder than pictures. Embedding a relevant YouTube video is one of the most popular and useful ways to enhance the quality of your posts. However, what if you need only a tiny segment of a loooooooooooooong video? To spare your reader the pain of tolerating the irrelevant segments of embedded YouTube videos in your blog-posts, read on.
There is a very common URL trick to start a YouTube video clip from a desired time. If you do not know it yet, here is how. Append the code #t=<minute_count>m<seconds_count>s So, if the original URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLzCLtPCcc and you want to start the video from 1 minute and 9 seconds append the code #t=1m9s. Hence the modified URL becomes,
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To Embed Selected Part of a YouTube Video
Append &start=<total_seconds_count> after the video URL within the embed code. Total seconds count for a time stamp of 1 minutes and 9 seconds will be (1*60 + 9=)69. Hence our example embed code will look like,
If you wish to show a selected part of it, you have to define both start and end time stamp. Append &start=<start_point_seconds_count>&end=<end_point_seconds_count> after the video URL within the embed code. So if you wish to show a video from 1 minute 9 seconds to 2 minutes 31 seconds, then the appended code should be &start=69&end=151. Check out the sample embedded video:
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Doing It The SnipSnip.it Way
SnipSnip.it is an online app that helps start a video from a desired position or time stamp.
1. Head over to the app homepage and paste the Youtube video URL in the box. Hit Enter.
2.In the next screen define the start and end points and press the button “Snip It”.
3. You will redirected to a page where you will get the embed code of the video as desired. The code is similar to the previous embed code shown earlier in this article.
Doing It The SPLICD Way
Splicd is a similar web app that does the very same job in lesser steps. Enter the video url, put in the start and end time, click “Continue”. You’ll get the embed code right away.
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The good thing about the web apps mentioned here are that you get a sharing URL too, which proves helpful if you wish to share the video with your Twitter or Facebook buddies. However if you wish to use the embed code on your web pages, editing the code yourself would be better idea.