YouTube adopts Wadsworth constant

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  1. Veho
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    Do you know of the Wadsworth constant? It says you can skip the first 30% of a YouTube video without missing anything important, because, as a rule, the interesting stuff starts at roughly 30% in.

    Well YouTube has now recognized and implemented the Wadsworth constant as a feature. Just add "wadsworth=1" as a parameter in the video URL, and the video will start playing 30% in, sparing you the boring intro.

    Try it.
     
  2. ProtoKun7

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    Read this earlier; haven't actually tried it yet.
    Bet he's glad about that. :ha:
     
  3. prowler

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    Or just press 3.
     
  4. ProtoKun7

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    That won't work unless you're focused on the video.
    Besides, the article even pointed that out.
     
  5. Veho
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    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    >skipping manually


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  6. prowler

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    Better than typing it manually in the URL.
     
  7. Veho
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    The feature is there for when you're sending the link to someone else. And it's a gag feature more than anything else.
     
  8. Waddy101

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    Wow, i never expected This!
    It's so cool ^_^
     
  9. Hyro-Sama

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    Heard of this thing called copy and paste?
     
  10. prowler

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    Copy and paste: Ctrl+C > Ctrl+V (and if you're on the video page, hitting enter to load the page with the tag)
    Pressing 3: 3

    All I was saying you could press 3. Jesus.
     
  11. ProtoKun7

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    More like to press 3:
    >press 3 the first time which doesn't work
    >realise it's because you aren't focussed
    >click the video frame to focus which also pauses it
    >unpause it
    >press 3

    That's even assuming when it doesn't work you're able to tell what the problem is.
     
  12. alidsl

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    This is silly, for a 10 min video you miss three minutes of it I don't approve
     
  13. prowler

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    FTFY.
     
  14. Rydian

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    You know what? I agree. I see too many videos with intros that take up too much time.
     
  15. Skelletonike

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    I wonder if that 30% thingy also refers to music videos. xP
    And well, for long stuff 30% is too much...
     
  16. ShadowNeko003

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    Interesting, but for a 5 minute music video, it skips to around 1:30. So you basically miss 1:30 minutes of music. But it's an interested concept.
     
  17. WolfSpider

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    Skipping 30% will almost always skip part of the main video.