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[Fwd: Re: YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos]

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:28:47 +0100
Message-ID: <490EC44F.2060201@cwi.nl>
To: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>

I just realize Ken's answer has not been distributed to the mailing 
list. Yves, has the message been bounced? I guess because Ken has not 
subscribed (yet?) to the mailing list ...


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Sujet : Re: YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos
Date : Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:55:46 -0700 (PDT)
De : Ken Harrenstien <klh@google.com>
Pour : RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Copie ŗ : Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
Rťfťrences : <490597E0.40402@cwi.nl>

On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, RaphaŽl Troncy wrote:

> Hi Media Fragments,
> Read this TechCrunch article:
> http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/25/youtube-enables-deep-linking-within-videos/
> YouTube allows now to send users to a specific point in a video, using the 
> hash '#' in the URL. The syntax is: "#t=1m45s" and an example is: 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bibCui3lFM#t=1m45s
> So it seems the syntax is slightly different that the one used in 
> GoogleVideo. Ken, are you involved in this work?

Not in the coding sense, although I've certainly been pushing for this
feature, because it will indirectly encourage people to caption their
videos.  For a long time Google Video has provided these links for any
search hits on caption text -- you can click on them to jump directly
to the relevant point in the video.  This is probably not well known
simply because not many videos are captioned :-(.  But hopefully this
will encourage more sites to offer similar features.

Um, has there been any discussion of a standard post-hash syntax?
(I can ask since I'm new here :-)


RaphaŽl Troncy
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