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MSNBC.com Lets Users Search, Clip Video Passages

First Posted: 02/16/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET

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Wall Street Journal:

Web users looking for a particular clip of Barack Obama's inauguration address won't have to wade through the entire speech to find it.

MSNBC.com, the news Web site of NBC, is adding a feature Friday to its online video player to make it easier to find specific passages of videos and allow users to paste selected clips on other sites, like blogs.

Akin to using the "find" function on a text document, the MSNBC.com video player will let viewers scan the transcript of a video to locate a specific passage. The user can then highlight the text on the transcript and the player will automatically play that portion of the video. Viewers can clip that snippet of video and transfer it to a separate blog or Web site.

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