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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


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="">

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="">

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 Filmqualität.
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.