Have you ever told your students to start listening to a YouTube video at a specific time (“start listening at minute 16…”)? Learn to set a start and end time for your embedded YouTube clips.


[title size=”2″]YouTube Link[/title] In the demo above, I created a weblink that started my chosen clip at a specific time.

Here is the link:


The end of this code, “?t=2m38s” sets a time for the start of the clip (time = 2 minutes and 38 seconds).


[title size=”2″]YouTube Embed Codes[/title] In testing this I discovered that things have changed a little bit. It is no longer possible to directly get this type of “stop/start” time code on an embedded clip.

Here is the embed code YouTube provided for this same video, but without timings.

<iframe width=”480″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/C6yIgN54R7k” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

That being said, it is still possible to alter this embed code to allow for specific start and stop times.

<iframe width=”480″ height=”360″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/C6yIgN54R7k?start=158&end=170” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

This is almost identical, but the follow little tag is added.


The start time is set to the 158th second (60sec x2 + 38sec = 2min & 38sec), and the end time is set to the 170th second (60sec x2 + 50sec = 2min & 50sec).

Adding this code directly after the URL in your embed code will produce the same effect.


Replace the “XXX” with the desired number of seconds.