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Start (YouTube) Videos at a certain timestamp. #3565

InDaPond opened this issue Feb 23, 2018 · 1 comment

Start (YouTube) Videos at a certain timestamp. #3565

InDaPond opened this issue Feb 23, 2018 · 1 comment


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@InDaPond InDaPond commented Feb 23, 2018

It would be neat to start a video from a certain timestamp on the page.
This way you have more possibilities of what to show to a first visitor and you can avoid brandings.
Imagine you have this video in the background with some font on top of it "This is awesome". But the "GoPro" branding at the first 3 seconds overlaps with your font and makes it look very crappy/unprofessional.
A suggestion would be to check for extra parameters in the link (&start=x) [x is any integer] and to apply them before embedding the video.

Thank you for your time

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@OldSchool80s OldSchool80s commented Jul 5, 2018

I'm new to github stuff, so let's see if you even get this, since it's closed. :)

I like how you have the ability to set the start position of a video for Vimeo.
(Known as a video bookmark)

New: Added start/end controls for Video widget (#3565)

What I'd like to be able to do (which I can do with the ProgressAlly plugin) is use a link or button to jump to certain sections of a video (in essence setting the play head at a certain time stamp.)

This is used for allowing people to jump to certain segments they want to see. Think of a long video, say 30 minutes and you want to have 3 parts that people can jump to instead of having to watch the whole video or scrubbing. So, you set up 3 separate text links/buttons that will move the to timestamp selected for each.

34 Minute video of Glass Blowing class:
See glass preparation [Click Here] (say starts at 7:22 into video)
See glass shaping techniques [Click Here] (say starts at 14:01 into video)
See glass cool down techniques [Click Here] (say starts at 23:00 into video)

Here it is actually how it works:

  • It does mention autoplay, but I know browsers killed that now. I just want the video bookmarking option.

Vimeo How To:


With YouTube, as you can see when a link/button is pressed, all the video has to be is updated to the new time.


Again, this would help us to use longer videos and allow people to easily jump to highlighted sections.

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