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" 
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param>
<embed src="" 
    allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">


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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.

HAL-5, démonstration.

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.