Start embedded Youtube video at specific time
When you share a video on Youtube you can select to start the shared video at a certain point of time in the video. Like this (selected to start at 0:40).
This option however is not availible when embedding a video. It can be solved manually though. The embed code from Youtube looks something like this:
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/6bHSP9Ddw5w” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
To start the video from a specific time, you add the ?start=XXX where XXX is the point counted in seconds. So if the start time includes minutes you have to convert into seconds. If I want the embedded video to start at 0:40 I add ?start=40 like this:
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/6bHSP9Ddw5w?start=40” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
This is the embedded video starting at 0:40 (and yes, that is me reverse driving an articulated 18 meter bus – sometimes, when I’m not busy ruling Nerdia or working as an IT consultant I walk out into the real world where I sometimes work as a bus driver and it is great fun! :)):