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YouTube gives the option to share a video with a specific start time, something like this:

http://youtu.be/chElHV99xak?t=53s

The above video starts at 53 seconds elapsed.

Is there any way to provide an end time as well, like forming a small clip?

Example: start at 53s and end at 59s.

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    All supported parameters can be found here: YouTube Embedded Players and Player Parameters – and31415 Jun 8 '14 at 11:58
  • You can also use vibby. It allows you to create a video as a part of a youtube video. You copy the youtube link, select the start and the end time, save it as a New Vib and you can share it. :) It's not youtube-only solution, but it helped me with my requirement, so it might help someone ese too. :) – Filip Savic Mar 6 at 20:25
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You can use ?start=<seconds> and ?end=<seconds> to define start and end points, such as:

This only works with the above (embed) style of link (as opposed to the watch page).

Note: the time must be an integer number of seconds (e.g. 119, not 1m59s).

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    Thanks, it worked, though it needed some tweaking. Can you edit your post to make it more elaborate, giving some step wise instructions. it took me sometime to figure out that time here has to be only in seconds. – Firee Jun 8 '14 at 10:33
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    @Devid Add &autoplay=1 to the url. – grg Jun 8 '14 at 10:59
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    Here's the documentation with all the parameters you can add to the url, although start, end, and autoplay are the most relevant: developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters#Parameters – David Hobs Oct 9 '14 at 5:27
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    Not all videos allow you to share them this way. – kon psych Feb 14 '15 at 23:41
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    Does not work with certain copyright protected videos. Example: youtube.com/embed/5x5NCDYB1Lc?start=74&end=78 – johny why Jun 15 '17 at 19:59

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