External Hyperlink to Index

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I have built a video project that contains markers with a table of contents. Obviously, the table of contents will allow the user to jump to a point in time in the video.

Is there a way to produce a hyperlink for that marker so that a user can jump to that point in the video without accessing the table of contents first?

Here is some additional background to illustrate what I am trying to accomplish. The video will contain a lesson with key concepts scattered throughout the full video. Each key concept will be marked and available in the table of contents. Some users will be required to complete the full video. However, we would like others to have the ability to click a hyperlink and immediately jump to a key concept without having to access the full video from the beginning or navigate from the table of contents. I'd like to generate a hyperlink that I could send someone in an email and when they click it, it will automatically open to that point in the video.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Maybe the link below to another thread helps?

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Try this. To get hyperlinks to work at all, your video must be stored on a web server that supports incoming hyperlink requests, including your own website or a streaming service. Get the base URL for your video and write that into the email. Then append to the end of that string "#<Marker Text>", substituting the text of the marker. See if that works; I have not tried it. Keep in mind spaces are not allowed in URLs. Use "%20" to substitute for a space, like this: "Marker%20Text". Let me know how it works.
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David B. Demyan

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Yeah, try the time code thing first. I don't think mine will work.
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Will do. Thanks David.
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yes; use a time query URL

required format ... xxx.html?t=xmys where x is time[point in video in minutes; y is time point in seconds

example ...

http://www.cookbookplus.com/Videos/PhotoViewerVideosBySubject/2010-07-26-OshkoshAirShow-001-100-2019-08-09/2010-07-26-OshkoshAirShow-001-100-2019-08-09_player.html?t=0m48s

click the start button to navigate to that point in time

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example using tutorial video hosted on Screencast.com

https://www.screencast.com/t/BBnRZSJMo8e?t=9m35s


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