Why Can’t You Link within a Google Embedded Video?

An idle tech question: Why can’t you link to an arbitrary point within an embedded Google video?

Yes, you can do it if you link directly to the video — like this for a great new Charlie Rose interview with climber Ed Viesturs — but you can’t do it via the embed that you would put in a page like this one. Argh.

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  1. AdamD says:

    Bah! I’ve toiled with this, too. Who knew the answer would lie OUTSIDE the URL.