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  1. I've been trying to embed a clip of a video from Youtube. I'm able to embed the entire video, however, haven't been able to figure out how to get it to start from a specific time.

    I thought that adding the code "t=4m39s" would get it to start at the 4min 39 second mark, but it doesn't.

    Can anyone help me?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Start an embedded YouTube video at a certain timestamp
    by Matt Cutts on March 3, 2010

  3. Hi, timethief! Thank you for the speedy response.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working. I have put the code:

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

    into my html tab, but nothing shows up.

    If I try to do the simple version:

    the video shows up, but it still plays from the beginning.

    Any further help would be great appreciated!

  4. :( Anybody else willing or able to help me out?

  5. Satinr if you didnt find the solution yet I have it for you and maybe it will help somebody else too.
    You approach was good but instead of using m and s you just calculate like this 1 min = 60 so if you want to start at min 4 and 39 sec that is 4x60=240 plus the 39 seconds it adds up to the total of 279 and your link should be like

  6. @satinr
    You use the youtube shortcode

    To make a Youtube video start from a specific point, you write the shortcode this way:
    [youtube=URL HERE&start=NUMBER HERE]

    (Number = how many seconds from beginning of video.)

  7. Thank you again for revisiting my question. I put [youtube Start=270] into my post, however the video still starts from the beginning.

  8. thistimethisspace

    You seem to have left the equal sign = out
    [youtube= Start=270]

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