Friday, December 09, 2011

Start an embedded YouTube video at a certain timestamp

Updated May 2014
You can add a start parameter to the embed code that YouTube generates for you.

<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pJQnfwIdHsM?rel=0&amp;start=275" width="560"></iframe>


Updated Apr 2013
http://yousufrafi.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/start-a-youtube-video-at-a-certain-timestamp/



From 2011
From http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/start-youtube-video-minutes-seconds/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tMuSVVljg8#t=17m08s

The “#t=17m08s” takes you to 17 minutes and 8 seconds in a video.

Embedded code.
<object height="385" width="640"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8tMuSVVljg8&hl=en_US&start=1028"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8tMuSVVljg8&hl=en_US&start=1028" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
See here for the example working.

This guide gives some other good pointers, "The default (and recommended) embed size is 480x385 for a 4:3 video and 640x385 for 16:9 content."

Here is an example of using 640x385 for 4:3 video.



Friday, December 02, 2011

Easy and Free Screen Sharing

I have used other screen sharing software before.  Join.Me is easy and secure.

Who ever wants to share their screen goes to Join.Me and clicks share.  A program is downloaded.  I don't think it requires admin permission to install.  A little window at the top appears with three numbers separated by dashes.

To view the screen the sharer tells the viewer these numbers.  The viewer types it into the join box and you are done.

Key words: remote screen sharing