How to skip the introduction of a Youtube video?
To view directly a part of a video that you feel relevant to your visitors, or to skip an introduction that is too long and intrusive, a parameter must complete the code to embed provided by Youtube.
&start=a number of secondes
The number of seconds is displayed on the video panel.
This option must be added to both URLs, so that the complete reader has this form:
<object width="425" height="344"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/G4evlxq34og&hl=fr&fs=1&start=190"> </param> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/G4evlxq34og&hl=fr&fs=1&start=190" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> </embed> </object>
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Consider the case where you do not want to embed the video in a page but put a link on the video instead, you have to options.
Use a parameter recognized by Youtube:
The parameter is a number of minutes followed by the m letter and a number of seconds followed by the s letter.
Update June 2011
Now is possible to display a menu with the right mouse button and to save the URL of the video with a starting time.
This tutorial is now deprecated for an URL, but it remains useful to know how to modify the starting time when the readed is embedded in the page.