According to a HuffingtonPost.com article, the longest video posted on YouTube is 571 hours and 101 seconds. That’s about 23 days and 19 hours. It’s about his trip to Chile. I wonder how long the trip was…is the video longer than the trip?
So what if you wanted to share just a small part of that video? Can you?
Med Kharbach, founder and author of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, wrote a blog post naming four tools that a teacher can use to shorten videos for students: TubeChop, Splicd, EmbedPlus, and YouTube Time.
However, if you use WordPress, there are some shortcuts you can use. For reference, the base URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A.
- To start at a certain point in the video, convert the time of that point from minutes and seconds to all seconds, then add that number to the end of the link with the ampersand, the word start, an equal sign, and the time in seconds. The end of the link looks like this: &start=75 (This is using an example start point of 1 minute 15 seconds):
- To specify a start and end time for a video, do the same as the above but add the end time as well. The end of the link will look like this: &start=75&end=85.
See more WordPress YouTube shortcodes.
There are probably more ways to shorten YouTube videos. What’s your favorite?