Choose File > Open and select the file(s). Or drag the file(s) to the application icon.
The text data of chapter marker titles are stored in text tracks. There are two ways to create a text track.
- Choose Markers > Add Text Track, you can create a new text track with a chapter marker at the start point.
- Choose Markers > Add Text Track with Markers..., select how you would like to make the chapter markers and enter a value.
Any one of tracks references to a text track as the chapter-track, then appear the chapter markers pop-up button.
The text track is referencing itself as the chapter-track.
The chapter markers pop-up button in QuickTime Player
See also When the chapters are not shown
In the Track List, select the text track you want to remove, and then press Delete key.
In the Track List, select the text track you want to duplicate, and then choose Edit > Duplicate.
In the Track List, select the text track you want to add the new chapter marker, and then click "﹢" button or choose Markers > Add Chapter Marker. The new chapter marker with the temporary title is added at the current time.
In the Chapter Marker List, select the chapter marker you want to remove, and then click "﹣" button or choose Markers > Remove Chapter Marker.
Double-click the chapter marker time you want to edit, you can edit the time.
Double-click the chapter marker title you want to edit, you can edit the title.
Drag the current time button to the Chapter Marker List.
Or in the Chapter Marker List, select the chapter marker you want to change the time, and then choose Markers > Replace by Current Playing Time.
You can choose a playback speed.
|Space bar or Return||Play or Stop|
|Command (⌘) - ↑||Go to the beginning of a movie|
|Command (⌘) - ↓||Go to the end of a movie|
|←||Go back one frame|
|→||Go forward one frame|
|Command (⌘) - ←||Go back 5 seconds|
|Command (⌘) - →||Go forward 5 seconds|
|Command (⌘) - Option - ←||Go back 30 seconds|
|Command (⌘) - Option - →||Go forward 30 seconds|
- Choose Operation > Go to...
- Enter time values
QuickTime Player、iTunes、iPhone、iPad、iPod touch、Apple TV or more apps/devices shows chapters. But some apps could not show them depending on the language settings.
In QuickTime Player 10.4 (855): Try to set the text track language to the language which is listed in the "Preferred languages" in the "Language & Region" in the System Preferences of your Mac. Or set to “Unknown Language”.
In iTunes (v22.214.171.124): The chapters are shown regardless of the language settings. If a file has multiple text tracks for chapters, the text track placed at the top is shown as chapters.
In Apple TV (4th generation) (tvOS 9.2-13Y234): If a file has multiple text tracks, Apple TV shows the text track in the same language of Apple TV. If not has the same one, the text track placed at the top is shown.
QuickTime Player 7 or iDVD does not show chapters of mp4 files. Change the extension to m4a (audio file) or m4v (video file), chapter markers will be shown.