30 July, 2006

Link to specific points inside a Video and Audio file -Amit Agarwal

Audio Markers make it possible for users to link to a specific point in the mp3 file so it begins to play only from that particular location, skipping all the content before that time.

Same can be done with video files. You can bookmark position(start marker) in google video so if you want the user to watch only a part of the video clip, starting from say 2min 32sec in a 10min video.

Here's an illustration.

The original URL of a particular video on google video is

We want it to resume playing at 9minutes 32 seconds, so we will append 9m32sec to the above URL

I ain't sure whether google video has stop marker facility. On second thoughts, stop marker aint really required.

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