Ask HN: How to Bookmark Videos on YouTube?

4 points | by rishikeshs 12 days ago


  • Leftium 12 days ago
    For podcasts/interviews, I like to download/extract the audio in m4a format. (yt-download is great for this.)

    If you simply rename the file extension as an m4b file, Apple (iPhone) treats the file as an audio book. This gives a few immediate benefits:

    - Your timestamp in the file is automatically bookmarked. If you stop in the middle of the file, the next time you open the file it starts at the same point.

    - You can jump forward/back 15/30 seconds.

    - You can control the playback speed: 2X, 1.5X, 0.5X, etc.

  • pwg 12 days ago
    Alternately, download the podcasts or interviews (yt-dlp: and then watch them with whatever local player you have that allows you to save a partial watch location and return to that point later.
    • WalterGR 12 days ago
      Right click the video. Click the appropriate option. I forget what it’s labeled.
      • Leftium 12 days ago
        It's called "Copy video URL at current time."

        I didn't know that was there. Thanks!

    • nevernothing 12 days ago
      click on share and checkbox start at, that gives you a url with timestamp in it.
      • behnamoh 12 days ago
        You can "Save" them to a (private) playlist.
        • rishikeshs 12 days ago
          But how does it solve the issue of timestamps
        • _Microft 12 days ago