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New Feature: Embed videos with a specific start point

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 8/01/2006 03:40:00 PM

We've always tried to make embedding a video as easy as possible. Recently, we added the ability to link to a specific point in a video, but it wasn't clear how to embed with a specific start point. If you want to share a specific part of a video on your blog or website, these directions should be helpful.

1. Get the embed code (Click on the 'Embed - Blog - Post to MySpace' button, and then the 'Embed HTML' link):

2. Copy the code, and insert the following

FlashVars="initialTime=number"

Where "number" is the time in seconds. For now, you can only specify seconds for embedded videos.

An example of embed code using this time parameter is:

<embed FlashVars="initialTime=2171" style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-4935715412555856092">
</embed>

It looks like this:




And if you want, you can combine this with autoplay as well:

<embed FlashVars="autoPlay=true&initialTime=2171" style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-4935715412555856092">
</embed>

If you're starved for inspiration, we have a couple of long videos that are new to today's Top 100 list...

New videos appearing on the Google Video Top 100 list for August 1, 2006:

16. Click here to watch "Obsession: What The War on Terror Is Really About"
If Loose Change blew your mind, just watch this. This movie explores what all Radical Islamic Extremists, who only make up 10%-15% of the Muslim population, are really trying to do, and how.
1 hr 18 min


45. Click here to watch "Loose Change 2 - deutsche Untertitel - german subtitles - High Quality"
Loose Change 2 mit deutschen Untertiteln in guter Filmqualit├Ąt.
1 hr 22 min


92. Click here to watch "PES5 - Cristiano Ronaldo - O Treino_by_AndreH"
Cristiano Ronaldo, treinando contra 11 adversarios, e mostrando toda sua habilidade em seus magnificos dribles.
2 min


96. Click here to watch "Internet from old days"
Video report from news about "the internet" :)
6 min


To watch more top videos, visit Google Video's Top 100 and Movers and Shakers.