Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How do I embed youtube videos a specific locations of the video?

Lets say that you want to show your students part of a Youtube video and skip the part that you don't necessarily need them to see.  Well if you understand embed codes you can embed a video and tweak the code so that the only parts of the video that play are the parts that you want.


1.  First go to youtube and find a video that you want your students to see.

2.  Underneath the video you will see a "Share" button.  Click it.

3.  Now click the "Embed" button.

4.  Make sure you enable the "Use old embed code" by click on the check box.

5.  Now you will see a box with code in it.  Click on that box and copy the code.

6.  Now go to your blog or website.  If you are using a site like Blogger then just click the "HTML" button.  Most websites and editors will also have an "HTML" button.  Moodle has one that looks like this: < > .  Once you are in your HTML code, find a location and paste the code there.  I usually find the tag </div> and hit enter after it a couple of times and then paste my code there.

7.  Now on your pasted look for the sections, there are two, that say "=en_GB".  I also highlighted them in RED.  Then add this right next to it. "&start=the number of seconds" to both places.  I highlighted that in GREEN.  The number has to be in "seconds" and not minutes so if you wanted your video to start at 1 minute and 30 seconds you would change that number to "90".

"<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Bf4iJvrAv-M?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&start=30"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Bf4iJvrAv-M?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&start=30" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>"

8.  Once you are done editing your code just save it and take a look at your blog or webpage.  It should be working great.

Below is an example of a volcano movie in which I want it to start at 30 seconds into the film.

Well that is all there is to making embedded videos more customized to fit your students' educational needs.