YouTube is the quintessential part of Internet.
A major part of internet users use YouTube and even webmasters like us make use of YouTube to explain our tutorial process better. Check Technofare YouTube video channel here.
There are many times when we embed interesting YouTube videos on our website.
However you might sometimes want to embed just a certain portion of a video.
Like for example; there’s a documentary of 20 minutes and you just want to show only the part from 7 minutes to 9 minutes.
Though you can tell your readers to start seeing the video from desired time and end at desired time but that will sound lame.
Hence to solve this problem, here are two ways to embed only certain part of a YouTube video.
#1 – Embed YouTube Video with Start and End Time
For our demo, we’re going to use Richard Branson – Ted Talks video
Now in our demo I want the video to start on 10m 23s and end on 12m 48s; we’re going to use start parameter to set start time and end parameter to set end time.
However these two parameters accept timing only in seconds; so we need to convert our start time and end time into seconds.
Here’s how to do the math:
Start time – (10 X 60)m + 23s = 623s.
End Time – (12 X 60)m + 48s = 768s.
Play the video on YouTube and copy the url from web browser and paste it in editor section of your blog post.
Now towards the end of the link/url add ?start=623&end=768 ( without any gap). That’s it.
If you just need to custom start time then only add ?start=623 , Youtube video will start playing from 10 minutes and 23 seconds.
Below I have embedded the original video with custom start and end time.
Important Note: The link requires a ‘?’ sign for this method to work, if the ‘?’ sign is absent, it won’t work.
Let’s have a look at the 2nd method:
#2 – Embed YouTube video using Tubechop
Tubechop is a service that will help you embed certain portion of a video sans the technical part.
All you have to is visit TubeChop and paste your video URL and click on ‘Search’.
Later you’ll have option to set the start time and end time for your video. See the image below.
Once you set your start and end time; click on ‘Chop it’ to cut your video.
Once the video is chopped, you’ll need to copy the embed code and paste it on your website.
TubeChop saves lot of hassle and time and it gets your work done.
The only drawback here is, TubeChop doesn’t embed YouTube’s default player, and rather it embeds its own video player.
Well both the methods I posted here are useful in its own way.
Hope this article helps you embed certain part of a YouTube video on your site.
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