I have a spreadsheet that contains links in a cell to play a particular video from my computer. The video plays fine but what if I want to start that video from a particular position. For example, I want to add a link in a spreadsheet cell to play a video from the starting position of 1 minute, 20 seconds. Is there a way to add a suffix to the URL to start at that position? I have read that Google can do that from a Drive file, but this is not on my Google Drive.
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What player or interface ? URL usually deals with a web host , if it's local on your computer you can call it with ffplay as the player using -ss for start time (hours : minutes : seconds)
ffplay -i "input.mp4" -ss 00:01:20
If it's through a html5 browser like chrome, firefox , you can use #t=00:01:20 in the src tag
<source src="input.mp4#t=00:01:20" type="video/mp4">
Try a link to a MM metafile, such as ASX or SMIL, etc. (aka "playlist"). Excel should still treat it the same, and you can edit the metafile to have a particular start time, loop time, etc.
<edit>Yep, just tried it. Works perfectly with ASX linking to an MP4. Started 2 minutes in. Just make sure you understand about relative vs. absolute paths (better if it's relative here, and should ALREADY be in same subdir when starting out).</edit>
Last edited by Cornucopia; 29th Apr 2019 at 14:30.