YouTube adds a secret “Jump to exciting portion” feature

By on October 22, 2011
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Jump to 30% of movie length quickly, to skip the boring part on YouTube now.

There is an internet meme called “Wadsworth constant”, born out of reddit user comments that any video on YouTube doesn’t get interesting till 30% of time has lapsed. Apparently someone at YouTube office actually programmed that feature into the site to skip to 30% of the total time of video.

To use this feature just add &wadsworth=1 at the end of the YouTube url and the video will start to play from 30%. So, e.g. you wanted to watch a video with url:

then just change it to:

and it will work like a charm.


Dad in the day, Gamer by night. Loves everything Geek. By profession an Engineer but my hobby has been Video gaming on PC since 1989.

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