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User Guide


Opening Files

Choose File > Open and select the file(s). Or drag the file(s) to the application icon.

Adding a Text Track for Chapter Marker

The text data of chapter marker titles are stored in a text track. There are two ways to create it.

Using a Text Track as Chapter Markers

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

Removing a Text Track

In the Track List, select a text track you want to remove, and then press Delete key.

Duplicating a Text Track

In the Track List, select a text track you want to duplicate, and then choose Edit > Duplicate.

Adding a Chapter Marker

In the Track List, select a text track you want to add a 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.

Removing a Chapter Marker

In the Chapter Marker List, select a chapter marker you want to remove, and then click "﹣" button or choose Markers > Remove Chapter Marker.

Time Value and Time Scale
The time coordinate system of MOV/MP4 is managed by two integer values, Time Value and Time Scale. Each movie/audio file has its own time scale. Time Scale is not editable. It is set appropriate values when movies created. A time is represented by as follows.

(Time Value) / (Time Scale) = seconds.

For example, a time scale is 600 and a time value is 1200, it means 2 seconds. If the time value is 1500, it means 2.5 seconds. See also below.

e.g.1) Time Value: 2,160,000 Time Scale: 600
2,160,000 / 600=3600 sec
=60 min
=01:00:00.000
e.g.2) Time Value: 171,488,056 Time Scale: 44100
171,488,056 / 44100=3888 and (27256/44100) sec
=64 min 48 sec and (27256/44100) sec
=01:04:48.27256

You can see a time scale of a movie at the duration time display at the bottom-right of a main window. It's clickable to change display styles in the following order.
1. Time Value/Time Scale
2. hh:mm:ss.xxx/Time Scale
3. hh:mm:ss.xx (xx is centi-second)

Editing a Chapter Marker Time

Double-click a chapter marker time you want to edit, you can edit the time.

Editing a Chapter Marker Title

Double-click a chapter marker title you want to edit, you can edit the title.

Replacing a Chapter Marker Time with The Current Playing Time

Drag and drop the time counter button to a chapter marker you want to replace on the Chapter Marker List.
Or select the chapter marker, and then choose Markers > Replace by Current Playing Time.

Adding Chapter Markers by Importing a Text File

You can add chapter markers by importing a text file contains times and titles formatted as mChapters, QuickTime, or Vorbis Chapter format.

To import: Choose File > Chapter Title > Import..., and then select a text file. Or drag'n'drop a text file to the window.

Import Text files must be in UTF-8 encoding and plain text with extension txt. Subsecond value in all formats must be from 0 to a time scale value minus one.

mChapters Chapter Format

Example:

<@TimeScale:44100>
<@Start>
[00:00:00.00000] Top of the Show
[00:08:41.37891] All My Loving
  ・
  ・
  ・
[01:32:09.02390] Back in the U.S.S.R.
<@End>
QuickTime Chapter Format

Example:

{QTtext}{timeScale:44100}
[00:00:00.00000]
Top of the Show
[00:08:41.37891]
All My Loving
  ・
  ・
  ・
[01:32:09.02390]
Let It Be
Vorbis Chapter Format

Example:

CHAPTER001=00:00:00.000
CHAPTER001NAME=Top of the Show
CHAPTER002=00:08:41.859
CHAPTER002NAME=All My Loving
  ・
  ・
  ・
CHAPTER029=01:32:09.054
CHAPTER029NAME=Let It Be