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Direct Link to Specific Part Within Google Video

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Amazing coincidence. Within one week after I blogged how we need direct permalink to the particular part of the video content, Google Video has come up with the exact same feature.

Google Video now allows you to link straight to a specific part of a video by appending e.g. #1m35s to the video URL.

This is what I wrote last week-

I have to download/stream the entire piece just to get to the interesting part somebody mentioned/linked. How about the ability to generate a permalink to particular portion of the podcast/vlog content– just like quoting text from a blog?

Damn! I should have asked for something else that day 😀

Written by Brajesh

July 20, 2006 at 6:32 pm

Posted in Content, Google, Media, Trends

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  1. Brajesh,

    I noticed your posting about Google’s mid-video linking feature, and thought your readers might want to hear about a more robust solution.

    My company, veotag (, has a new service that enables anyone to add clickable text to just about any video (or audio file) on the Web.

    For a sample, please go to and select any of the programs listed. You’ll see the video start to play, and the clickable text will appear right next to it (works well with Windows Media Player and IE6 or better).

    With veotag, video producers can describe for viewers what’s inside a video or audio file and let them click directly to parts they want to see, eliminating a lot of frustration. No funny codes and not just for an email link!

    The basic service is free. Please take a look and let me know what you think.


    Howard Seibel
    Vice President, Marketing
    veotag, Inc.
    1040 Avenue of the Americas, 24th floor
    New York, NY 10018

    Howard Seibel

    July 20, 2006 at 7:18 pm

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