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Youtube videos starting at a specific point

Standard YouTube shortcode:

[youtube=URL HERE]

To make it start from a specific point when you click the play button, you change the shortcode to this:

[youtube=URL HERE&start=NNN]

Where NNN = how many seconds from the beginning of the video.

I want to embed the video, but make it start at 1min 38sec. I’ll write:


Result (enjoy the orgy):

Note 1: If you’ve seen a different suggestion (video URL followed by #t=1m38s), this is used when you want to link to a point in a video, not when you want to embed the video.
Note 2: For other Youtube shortcode options see Support doc on YouTube.

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9 thoughts on “Youtube videos starting at a specific point

  1. Hi Panos
    interesting article that will surely come in handy.
    Thanks !

    Posted by portaleazzurro | July 25, 2011, 20:18
  2. Thanks Franco! Yes I think this is a useful feature. Unfortunately there’s no way to do the opposite (make the video stop at a certain point).

    Posted by Panos | July 25, 2011, 22:38
  3. Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by CO | July 30, 2011, 23:59
  4. My pleasure!

    Posted by Panos | July 31, 2011, 00:03
  5. Awesome stuff again, Panos, really helping me out with all these tips! Got a question though, is there anyway to start at a certain point for audio and not just videos? For example, if I wanted to embed a blog talk radio gigya link could I get it to start playing at a certain point? Would it help if I shared with you the code? Thanks!

    Posted by Josh Paunil | August 12, 2011, 05:27
  6. As far as I know, it’s not possible to do that with audio.

    Posted by Panos | August 12, 2011, 12:29
  7. Great tip! Thank you Panos.

    Posted by afrokanlife | October 20, 2011, 02:12
  8. You’re welcome! Unfortunately my nice example got removed from Youtube…

    Posted by Panos | October 21, 2011, 03:29
  9. Thanks Panos, you saved me – again. Was having a helluva time trying to get this done using the codes from Youtube!

    Posted by IzaakMak | February 25, 2012, 20:15


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