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I want to wake up to the sound of a particular YouTube video. Is there a way I can set an alarm-clock/youtube-video-timer on my computer, so that the video will start playing at a predefined time?

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www.timer-tab.com lets you do precisely that.

Look at the bottom, at settings, and paste a YouTube link in the "YouTube alarm" field.

You can use the t argument to make Timer Tab play the video at a predefined time. For example, if you enter the following address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZX3lG306N4&t=10, Timer Tab will play the video at the 10th second.

Also, you can make Timer Tab repeat the YouTube video by appending &repeat to the YouTube link, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZX3lG306N4&t=10&repeat. Which can be handy to make sure you wake up.

Disclosure: I wrote this web app.

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Naked links don't make for good answers. Please add some information about this. –  ChrisF Nov 1 '11 at 8:47
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If you're using Windows you can use the Task Scheduler to launch your favorite browser to the URL of the YouTube video. You would set the action to something like:

C:\Path\to\browser.exe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxx

Not a web oriented solution but it works.

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I use Alarm Clock Server, which is based on YouTube videos. Love to wake up with my favorite song.

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