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Old 04-07-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
unzari
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Question Divx/Xvid AVI with chapters


I use 'mencoder' (via AcidRip) to make AVI files for watching on my Windows smartphone using Betaplayer. Betaplayer allows jumping to chapters, which is very useful. However, I cannot find any way to create these using Linux tools. On Windows, VirtualDub allows chapter markers to be imported from a text file.

Can somebody tell me how to create chapter markers in my AVI files on Linux?

Many thanks...
 
Old 04-08-2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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How does the text files look like? Can't it be done manually?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 02:19 AM   #3
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RE: Divx/Xvid AVI with chapters

Megaman... There are 2 or 3 different recognizable formats for the input text files containing chapter information. Mostly, people would use a tool called ChapterXtractor to create these, which reads the chapter information from the DVD and can create several different file formats (all text). VirtualDub recognizes a couple of these, I think. The information is stored in the AVI file when VirtualDub merges the streams.

So, the real question is, I guess... How is that information is stored in the AVI container... I have no idea about that one, but I know it's in there!

As for doing it manually, I tried that. I wanted to set up VirtualDub to do a straight direct stream copy to produce a new AVI and merge in the chapter information. However, VirtualDub was unable to open the AVI files produced by 'mencoder'. (!) They play fine, though.

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Old 04-08-2005, 04:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the explanation unzari. I wish I could help you out with that one though, but I never used chapters in a DivX/AVI before. But a similar "bookmark" function would be a nice add to mplayer. I'd suggest it to the mplayer developers, but I don't think they like me .

Good luck though mate!
 
  


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