I frequently need to share videos starting at specific times within videos. YouTube is not always feasible and I'd like to know about other possible services that also have time sharing functionality so that viewers can click on the link and the video will start at that time stamp.

What such services exist for specific time frame video sharing?

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To share a video link that will begin playback at a specific point, all you need to do is add a bit of code to the end of the URL. Just add: #t= followed by the timecode of where you'd like playback to begin.

Here is an example where playback begins one minute and two seconds into the video: https://vimeo.com/81400335#t=1m2s

You can also use this parameter for embedded videos. To do this, simply add #t=(timestamp here) to the end of the player URL in your embed code. For example:

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/81400335#t=1m2s" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

If you're embedding a video and would like it to automatically start playing, you can add the ?autoplay=1 parameter before #t= as shown in this example:

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/81400335?autoplay=1#t=1m2s" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>


parameter start number 0 - Specifies the time (in seconds) from which the video should start playing.

For a specific time just add ?start=xxxx to your url. Where xxxx is the starting time in seconds.

Example: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yp9ce?start=120 will start video at 2 minute mark.


Just add ?t=_h_m_s to the end of the url. Fill in the blanks with the timestamp.

For example, if you want to link to a spot that is at 01:18:42, your link would look like: http://www.twitch.tv/floe/b/541334138?t=01h18m42s

You can also drop starting zeros, so 01:29:19 could also look like ?t=1h29m19s. If the time is at 19:51, the link could use ?t=19m51s. This way there's no need to wade through hours of stream to find something. Hope it helps.


To share your video at a specific time navigate to the Embed and Share modal under the ▸ Video Actions menu. In the Embed & Share window, select the Social Sharing option at the top. Under the URL you'll see an option to Link to a specific time. Clicking the box will automatically link to wherever you've paused the video. You can also manually edit the time stamp.

You can do this to any Wistia link by adding the wtime= string. Examples:



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