Sometimes you want to embed a funny cat video from YouTube on your blog post or website, but the particular video is full of a long, boring block of time where the cat does nothing. Wouldn’t it be great if you could send a link to someone and have the video start at exactly the spot you want it to? Well, it’s actually quite easy with YouTube. Here’s how you do it:

1. First thing you want to do is decide what time you want your video to start. Look at the time code on YouTube and make a note of it. For this example, I want the video to start at 6:39.


2. After you have your time code, grab your embed code by clicking the “Share” button, then the “Embed” tab.


3. Now you need to do a simple calculation to figure out how many seconds into the video you want it to start. Multiple the number of minutes by 60, then add the seconds. 6*60 + 39 = 399.

4. With the total number of seconds into the video where I want it to start, along with ?start=, I’ll replace the ?rel=0 code. So, my embed code will look like this:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

5. Now just copy and paste that link into your blog or website HTML editor.

Next time you embed a video and want it to start at a specific time code, follow the steps above – your readers will thank you for it.