You want to embed a video in your podcast show notes, but you don’t want to make viewers watch everything that leads up to the clip that makes your point. You can set your embedded YouTube video to begin playing at a given time.
You see this video on YouTube and you decide to embed it:
Click the embed button:
Copy the embed code:
Paste it in your text editor and you should have:
How far into the video do you want it to start playing?
Calculate how many seconds that is. Less than a minute is easy, but if you want to start 2:10 into the video, that would be 130 seconds (2 minutes x 60 seconds + 10 seconds = 130 seconds)
In the following code, replace “SECONDS” with the number you just calculated:
the example would be “&start=130”
Now you get to edit the embed code. Add the above code to the end of each URL in the embed code
The embed code should now look like this:(but with your seconds value)
(First change is highlighted and the second one is under the pointer.)
Now, use this code to embed the video. It looks the same as any other embed, but when you press play, the video will skip to the point that you selected. Try it below: