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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Could someone walk me through the process of linking to a certain spot in a video clip?

Asked by Imadethisupwithnoforethought (14664points) November 4th, 2011

Often when providing links in order to support argument or further understanding on Fluther, I would like to link to a certain spot in a youtube video (or a video from another source). How can I link directly to minute 2:01, for example?

In addition, could someone describe how to link to a certain spot on a page? For example, the fifth page of a 20 page wiki document? Thanks!

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phaedryx's avatar

add #t=2m01s to the end of the youtube url

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn1MsA3ScYE#t=2m01s for example

Aethelflaed's avatar

When you open Wikipedia, it has that little contents box? Click on the one you want it to skip down to. For example, you can make it skip down the the Reign part of Marie Antoinette’s page. This will then actually change the URL, and you can copy that and link to that. Like so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Antoinette#Reign:_1774.E2.80.931792 (which you can then put into Fluther’s ””: like so).

zensky's avatar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4:_Modern_Warfare#Synopsis

Thanks guys – okay that worked with wiki – but what about a specific place in an article online, or a multi-pager?

Here’s a link to an article in the Times: – it’s long – how do I “send” you to, say, the fifth paragraph that begins “The confidence vote was essentially cast as a vote ”?

KoleraHeliko's avatar

Since it hasn’t been mentioned yet, if you get to the spot in a youtube video that you’d like to link to, pause it and right click anywhere in the video. There should be an option called something like “Copy video URL at current time”. Just paste that link wherever you need to use it.

Copying to a particular place in a given webpage is a bit more tricky. The only way it can really be done is if, during the coding stage, there is a certain piece of code added, as you’ve seen is present in things like Wikipedia articles. I’m unaware of a way in which to do this, though it’s possible that there’s a browser addon which can do it. I’ll have a look around.

Super-sneaky ninja-edit: There are actually some pretty powerful things you can do with jQuery that would do just this. Again, unfortunately, it’s dependent upon the development stage, and isn’t doable by users of the site.

jrpowell's avatar

Don’t forget about the Wadsworth Constant. Youtube actually built it in.

For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8&wadsworth=1

Note the &wadsworth=1 at the end of the url.

zensky's avatar

@KoleraHeliko
Since it hasn’t been mentioned yet, if you get to the spot in a youtube video that you’d like to link to, pause it and right click anywhere in the video. There should be an option called something like “Copy video URL at current time”. Just paste that link wherever you need to use it.

Brilliant. Thanks. Welcome to Fluther.

:-)

Thanks Ryan!

Kardamom's avatar

Wow! Thanks @KoleraHeliko !!! I had no idea about the Copy video URL at current time thingy!

Would love to give you a million lurve for this one!

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