We all know that we can embed a start time in a YouTube video URL (by adding something like &t=1m45s to the end).

But is there a way to embed both start and stop time? Like linking only a part of the video...


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According to the official YouTube Embedded Player Parameters page, start time and end time are both now possible.


Using the information provided above - here's an example of a video with start/stop times http://www.youtube.com/v/FB1cCoib7xQ?version=3&start=143&end=148&autoplay=1 the numbers correspond to the number of seconds, and you can remove either start or end term if you wish

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    this one worked for me
    – Magne
    Jan 22, 2014 at 10:17
  • As of the end of 2015, this still works. Dec 16, 2015 at 0:16
  • As of 2023, it no longer does.
    – WBT
    Apr 28 at 17:33

https://www.youtube.com/v/StlQ9vuUCcM?version=3&end=16&autoplay=1 works for me!

as Richard Bronosky said: Switch to Version 3

  • Can you elaborate on this? The solution may not be obvious to everyone.
    – ale
    Sep 18, 2012 at 19:11
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    as @Richard Bronosky pointed out, you'd need to switch to the AS3 player to make it happen, you can do that by specifying the version param in the url
    – mightyuhu
    Sep 24, 2012 at 15:06
  • My attempt fails, http://www.youtube.com/v/8lgYfdvC3EA?version=3&start=1950&end=2643&autoplay=1. I hear only audio.
    – Val
    Jan 15, 2014 at 12:49
  • Read somewhere that audio only happens if players has 'Enable hardware acceleration' turned-on. You may find it useful to disable this. Right click on player bottom control bar to menu. Select 'Settings'. This displays a pop-up dialog for 'Adobe Flash Player Settings'. Select the 'Display' icon and deselect the 'Enable Hardware acceleration'. Hope it works.
    – GuruM
    Feb 17, 2014 at 7:18

It is now supposed to be possible with AS3 player. However, I can't seem to get it to work.


Don't bother with versions. But yes, apparently the regular view no longer supports the "end" URL instruction. So just reformat the URL entirely:

  1. where it says "watch=videoID", cut the video ID, then delete everything in the URL bar except the base/stem/whatnot, https://www.youtube.com, and then add a "v" like in Mr. Smith's example: https://www.youtube.com/v.
  2. Then paste the video ID: https://www.youtube.com/v/FB1cCoib7xQ.
  3. Then add "?start=NumberOfSeconds&end=NumberOfSeconds": https://www.youtube.com/v/FB1Ccoib7xQ?start=143&end=148.

I'm not a coder or nothing, I'm just getting at it intuitively. Also, just to be clear, you obtain the numbers of seconds by taking the numbers of minutes, multiplying them by sixty, and then adding the numbers of seconds. But you probably already figured that out!

Basically just imitate Mr. Smith's URLs format, disregarding the "version=3" and it's particular ampersand joiner, of course.


Fyi - the above suggestion worked for me but if you are inserting the video in a Prezi that does not work.

Example url starts at 54secs and ends at 147secs works in browser, but not inserted in prezi



You can do something like below,


If you want to play a YouTube video from 1:20 to 2:15,

Then start time = ( 1 × 60 ) + 15 = 75 and end time = ( 2 × 60 ) + 15 = 135

source: http://bloggerseolab.blogspot.com/2016/01/embed-video-with-timestamp.html

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    What does this answer add that the other answers didn't already cover? (Besides a link to some other website.)
    – ale
    Jan 27, 2016 at 14:18

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