Make a YouTube Video Start at the Good Part

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So you finally managed to capture video of your kid scoring a goal. You've uploaded it to YouTube, and now you're ready to share the glory that is your offspring with friends and family.

Just one problem: the magic moment doesn't happen until about six minutes in. Before you e-mail everyone the link, why not tweak it so playback starts just before the goal? Sure, you could always tell the recipients to "skip ahead" to a certain time, but that's an added hassle for them.

It's really easy to modify the start time of a YouTube link. All you have to do is add #t=XXmYYs to the end, where XX is the number of minutes and YY is the number of seconds.

Suppose, then, that you want your video to start at the 5:45 mark. Just copy and paste the link into an e-mail like you normally would, then add #t=05m45s to the end of it (making sure there are no spaces between the link and the extra code).

That's all there is to it! Now, when anyone clicks that link, they'll jump straight to 5 minutes, 45 seconds (or whatever spot on the timeline you've chosen).

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