In order to make the video start on a specific minute and second?

I know YouTube does it and was hoping to find out if this can be done in Google Drive as well.

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You can use the same method as YouTube, but it's a little more tricky to get the correct URL.

In Drive, find your video. Click on the shared link. It'll give you something like:


You need to change the format to:


Now, like with YouTube, you can tag on your time query right to the URL:


The video will open to the correct time when someone clicks the link. Note that you need to make sure your sharing permissions allow someone to open the video.

  • Will this work for audio files? If not, is there a different (working) method for audio files?
    – Lee
    Commented Dec 8, 2019 at 13:32
  • 4
    Doesn't seem to work for videos recorded with google meet :(
    – Att Righ
    Commented Jul 13, 2020 at 12:46
  • 1
    Just tried this now and doesn't work for me either (recording from Google Meet)
    – JJLL
    Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 19:09
  • I just tested and it still works on Drive.
    – André
    Commented Sep 27, 2021 at 12:41

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