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How to use just a portion of a YouTube video

I recently had to find a way to only play a portion of a YouTube video for a colleague where I work. I knew I could add a start time easily that would make the video start at a certain point but was unsure of how to make it stop at a certain point. After a while of looking around the internet I found my answer and it was extremely simple.

To start a YouTube video at a certain point.

To do this get the URL for the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGs_qK2PQA

once you have this put it in the URL bar of your web browser and type

&t=10

at the end of the URL. This will make the video start playing at ten seconds in.
 

To Play just a portion of the video.

This is the bit I learnt how to do. Using the code below we can just alter the details needed


<div videoID="XbGs_qK2PQA" startTime="112" endTime="220" height="400" width="400" id="youtube-player"></div>
     
<script src="http://labnol.googlecode.com/files/youtube-embed.js"></script>

This code is to be used within a webpage to embed the portion of the video.

The VideoID parameter is the video ID this is found in the URL of the video usually starting ?v=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGs_qK2PQA

So for the above URL the ID would be XbGs_qK2PQA.

The startTime parameter is the start time and the endTime is obviously the end time.
The time is simple to calculate, for 1 minute 52 seconds it would be (60*1 + 52) = 112.
For a time of 3 minutes 38 seconds you would do (60*3 + 38) = 218.

Once embeded you should be able to play the selection of video on the webpage.

CygnusH33L

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