Watching videos on YouTube just got a little easier, especially for those who want to skip to a certain part of a video. A new feature allows you to to click anywhere on the player bar and the video will start buffering from the location that you choose. There’s no more waiting for the entire video to load! The screenshot below shows that I clicked at 1:43 into the video, and that’s where the video started buffering.
The days of waiting for the entire video to load before you can show your friends the best part are over. Google Video added a feature like this back last July, but their feature also allowed you to link to a specific time in a movie. Given that YouTube is now owned by Google, I’m surprised it’s taken them as long as it has to add the feature, and that they also didn’t include the option to link to a specific time.
Source: Digital Inspiration