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Solved Chapter Selector Window
I'd like to request the implementation of a chapter list/selector window.

XBMC already recognizes chapter information for all major media formats.

Use cases:
  • Browse and select songs in music videos & concert recordings. The window would probably work best if designed with a top-to-bottom list of songs, potentially with 2 columns. Without thumbs.
  • Browse and select chapters within a movie
  • Browse and select episodes of multi-episode disc/iso

For music listening DVD menus are not optimal because they stop the music.
Blu-Ray menus are not available on Linux.
MKV has no menus on its own.

There's already an implementation of such a chapter selector which doesn't seem to use the embedded chapter content in mediafiles:

I haven't been able to figure out how to test it but from the description I'm thinking that this might be a good start for implementation in XBMC trunk with some tweaks.
Things to sort out:
  • If no dedicated chapter file exists in the video folder, use embedded chapters of the video file
  • Make it possible to choose between thumbnail style and simple text list style. Default to text list style unless thumbnails are specified in chapter file

See also this thread http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=4469

+1 Nod
+2, I use chapterdb.org to tag chapters in my mkv files and miss a way to pull a list up and jump to a chapter.
+1, with odered chapters also.
+1, This would be awesome. WIth chapter images (if available) would be even better.
As mentioned in the other thread, I also think this would make for an excellent feature.
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I seen ned nicely put this in the other forum, has any developer shown any interest, its such a simple thing but would be incredible small feature for xbmc.

When you get a bluray retail its always nice you have scene selection or timeline with pictures to select individual chapters. Obviously i dont think pictures would work, but a simple timeline of the chapters to select would be great.
Bump. Hope a developer spot it and find it interesting enough soon :-)
(2013-07-04, 17:01)vidarak Wrote: Bump. Hope a developer spot it and find it interesting enough soon :-)

Yes, its been some time since Ned mentioned this in the developer section.
Hi XBMC Fellows,

Another 2 thumbs for this here!! This function is a must. Anybody doing anything about this so far?

I have plenty of TV Shows' episodes and movies (specially music concerts) that contain named chapters that are so hard to find without the name on display.


Another month.. another bump. Somehow I had expected this topic to get a bit more attention/popularity...
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Hey guys,

I'm not sure if this helps or not, but the other day I created a request in regards to building an Xbmc client for Media Browser Server:


We have this kind of chapter info in our api. They're great for not only starting from a specific scene, but also for scene selection menus during playback. Here's a couple screenshots of two different clients using chapters:

Media Browser Theater:


Web Client:


Most of our other clients are using them as well, e.g. Roku, Android, etc.
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