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Link YouTube Video with Custom Start Time

Ever wondered if it is possible to link a video that starts at a time you define?

It is not only possible but also dead easy:

The example above features the famous Amen Break, a 6-second drum break of the song Amen Brother by The Winstons. This break can be found in many old school hip-hop and drum ā€˜nā€™ bass songs.

So, how does it work?

The added parameter #t=1m26s defines the starting point. #t=ā€¦ identifies the start time parameter. 1m26s means that the song starts at 1:26. It is, however, also possible to just provide seconds, e.g. #t=86s.

Why is that useful?

Whenever you want to cite parts of a video as e.g. an example or as proof of an argument, jumping to the right start time makes it unnecessary for the reader to search for it.

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