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February 12, 2011

Helpful Hints from joeeze: YouTube Deep Links


Wait just a minute, joe: what the heck is a "Deep Link?"

I'm glad you asked.

Wrote J.D. Biersdorfer in her New York Times Q&A column's Tip of the Week, "Want to share just the good part of a long YouTube video with a friend and spare your pal from having to sit through the boring stuff at the beginning of the clip? Thanks to YouTube’s Deep Links feature, you can e-mail a URL that takes the recipient directly to a specific time within the video."

"To send a Deep Link, first copy the YouTube video's URL into your e-mail message, like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uprjmoSMJ-o. On the end of the address, add on the time code for the place you want to start in the clip. For example, if you want to direct your viewer to the section four minutes and 30 seconds into a clip, type #t=4m30s at the end of the video’s URL so the whole thing looks like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uprjmoSMJ-o#t=4m30s. When your recipient clicks on the link, the video loads and jumps to the spot you have indicated [top]."

"Google has more on using Deep Links with YouTube videos here."


Very cool.

February 12, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Too very, very cool!

Posted by: Kay | Feb 12, 2011 3:40:07 PM

Useful. Thanks.

Posted by: John A | Feb 12, 2011 2:25:35 PM

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