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Scripting YouTube Video Chapters

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I watch a lot of training videos on Youtube.  Whenever a topic interests me I add the URL into a simple two field database that contains a DESCRIPTION FIELD and a URL FIELD.  The database lives on Dropbox so I can find it wherever I am.

Some of the videos last for 20-30 minutes but I am only interested in small sections that last for one minute.  I would like to find a way to find those particular sections without scrubbing through the video.

Is there a way to script opening the video and then go directly to that sequence of the video?

For example:  the part of the video I want to watch lives at 3:38/19:58.  

Could I add a third field called CHAPTER that would open the URL field and take me to 3:38 in the movie?

 

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3 hours ago, Jarvis said:

Could I add a third field called CHAPTER that would open the URL field and take me to 3:38 in the movie?

AFAIK, you just need to append:

&t=3m38s

to the URL.

 

 

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Thanks Comment!

That was exactly the code I needed.

(How do you know all this stuff???)

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When you're on a youtube video, click the share button, and notice the 'start at' checkbox. Note the way it changes the link, just as @comment described. E.g., it will append ?t=722 to start at that many seconds in.

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