Chapter support in Matroska (MKV) video containers?
#1
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is it possible to add the chapter information (txt file from dvddecrypter ) in mkv container to allow chapter selection in bookmark window of the osd Huh :idea:

and better : add jpg picture to illustrate chapters ...  :thumbsup:

maybe this could be fine new features ?! Confusedaint:

thanks to coders for this fabulous work !!!  :bowdown:
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#2
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no ideas ? ...

eh ?! i'm in feature suggestion ?! :nuts:

if it's in feature suggestion : it could be very fine to associate a small picture to chapter, in mkv it's not very hard i think, like "chapter001.jpg", "chapter002.jpg" ... and display it in bookmark window ... :evil:
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#3
will chapters be finaly avaible? is it possible guys? :bowdown:
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#4
i would also very much like to see chapter support implemented for .mkv(matroska)-files. i have a lot of music-concert videos in matroska and the different songs can be jumped to immediately in for example media player classic using page-up and page-down keys. it would be even more beneficial in xbmc since you cannot fast forward using the mouse like on a pc.

right now if i press the skip-next button on the remote (the one you use to skip to next chapter in a dvd movie) xbmc just terminates the video and drop me back to the xbmc gui. i don't know if this is best implemented by loading the bookmarks for the video-file with the chapter-information extracted from the mkv-file or using similar routines as in the xbmc dvdplayer or some other solution, but hopefully some good dev familiar with the mkv-format could implement this.
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#5
does anyone know if xbmc supports chapters in matroska files? i have a few matroska files containing xvid video, vorbis audio and chapters, but if i press the next chapter button on the remote the playback tops and returns me to the selections list, just as if i pressed stop. if i load the file in vlc the chapters all show up.

thank you for any reply.
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#6
you can't fast forward using a mouse, but you can do basically the same thing with the right analog stick on the xbox controllers (assuming you are using one of those).
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#7
Does any version of XBMC support chapters in MKV or OGM files? If so which ones... If not how would I go about implementing it?
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#8
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I believe that chapters (working the same as DVD-Video chapters) is supported in OGM containers with the latest XBMC SVN builds of XBMC (google "T3CH XBMC binary build") using the DVDPlayer in XBMC, however in my opinion OGM is off-topic for this thread, so if you want to discuss OGM chapter support then please go to this other thread instead => http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=2441

MKV (Matroska) chapters is not yet supported in XBMC as far as I know, ...however I think I remember reading recently that chapter support for MVK has now been implemented in FFmpeg (can anyone confirm this?), and since FFmpeg is used in XBMC's DVDPlayer (one of XBMC's video player) it could possibly be as simple for our developers as updating FFmpeg in XBMC and then activating/linking that feature in the DVDPlayer, though I am not sure.
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#9
Gamester17 Wrote:I believe that chapters (working the same as DVD-Video chapters) is supported in OGM containers with the latest XBMC SVN builds of XBMC (google "T3CH XBMC binary build") using the DVDPlayer in XBMC, however in my opinion OGM is off-topic for this thread, so if you want to discuss OGM chapter support then please go to this other thread instead => http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=2441

MKV (Matroska) chapters is not yet supported in XBMC as far as I know, ...however I think I remember reading recently that chapter support for MVK has now been implemented in FFmpeg (can anyone confirm this?), and since FFmpeg is used in XBMC's DVDPlayer (one of XBMC's video player) it could possibly be as simple for our developers as updating FFmpeg in XBMC and then activating/linking that feature in the DVDPlayer, though I am not sure.

Thanks I'll check it out!
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#10
any progress on this?
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#11
I do not know (do not have a Matroska file with chapters to test), why don't you simply try playing back a file with the DVDPlayer to find out?
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#12
Gamester17 Wrote:I do not know (do not have a Matroska file with chapters to test), why don't you simply try playing back a file with the DVDPlayer to find out?

Sorry for the long delay... I didn't get a notification that you replied.

I tried using DVDPlayer on the November 25th SVN build, and it doesn't work.

I'll try updating to the latest SVN and report back.

Wes
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#13
Doesn't work on January 6th, 2008 SVN either, with mplayer or DVDPlayer.
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#14
Just to bump this up a bit, I thought I'd try clarifying what I mean when I'm requesting "chapter support" in matroska.

I use Handbrake to rip our family's DVD's to MKV files (using xVid) with the chapter markers preserved. A MediaInfo dump of the meta information in the MKV looks like this:

Code:
General #0
Complete name        : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\DVDs\xVids\BatmanBeginsxVidAC3.mkv
Format               : Mk
File size            : 1.91 GiB
PlayTime             : 2h 19mn
Bit rate             : 1953 Kbps
Writing application  : HandBrake 0.9.1
Writing library      : libmkv 0.6.1.2

Video #0
Codec                : MPEG-4 ASP
Codec/Info           : MPEG4 ISO advanced simple profile
PlayTime             : 2h 19mn
Width                : 720 pixels
Height               : 360 pixels
Display Aspect ratio : 2.35
Frame rate           : 23.976 fps

Audio #0
Codec                : AC3
Codec/Info           : Dolby AC3
Channel(s)           : 2 channels
Sampling rate        : 48 KHz
Language             : English

Chapters #0
1                    : 00:00:00.000 Chapter 01
2                    : 00:03:38.301 Chapter 02
3                    : 00:07:30.324 Chapter 03
4                    : 00:11:33.025 Chapter 04
5                    : 00:16:14.682 Chapter 05
6                    : 00:19:43.348 Chapter 06
7                    : 00:24:18.373 Chapter 07
8                    : 00:28:23.785 Chapter 08
9                    : 00:31:24.299 Chapter 09
10                   : 00:35:52.859 Chapter 10
11                   : 00:38:23.676 Chapter 11
12                   : 00:41:13.679 Chapter 12
13                   : 00:43:07.167 Chapter 13
14                   : 00:46:56.855 Chapter 14
15                   : 00:49:42.896 Chapter 15
16                   : 00:53:25.076 Chapter 16
17                   : 00:55:54.100 Chapter 17
18                   : 00:58:01.352 Chapter 18
19                   : 01:03:30.848 Chapter 19
20                   : 01:05:51.989 Chapter 20
21                   : 01:08:37.822 Chapter 21
22                   : 01:11:24.822 Chapter 22
23                   : 01:13:18.435 Chapter 23
24                   : 01:16:15.112 Chapter 24
25                   : 01:19:49.743 Chapter 25
26                   : 01:23:53.361 Chapter 26
27                   : 01:29:01.627 Chapter 27
28                   : 01:32:35.716 Chapter 28
29                   : 01:37:47.987 Chapter 29
30                   : 01:40:32.651 Chapter 30
31                   : 01:45:08.135 Chapter 31
32                   : 01:49:31.106 Chapter 32
33                   : 01:51:28.348 Chapter 33
34                   : 01:54:48.006 Chapter 34
35                   : 01:58:10.083 Chapter 35
36                   : 02:01:54.015 Chapter 36
37                   : 02:05:00.159 Chapter 37
38                   : 02:06:05.891 Chapter 38
39                   : 02:09:17.541 Chapter 39
40                   : 02:10:56.056 Chapter 40

What I'm specifically requesting is the ability to press |<< or >>| on the remote control and skip to the previous/next chapter marker in the Matroska file, using either DVDPlayer or MPlayer.

Would be great if this worked in AVI files and other containers that support chapters as well, but Matroska is the most desirable, I think.

Hope this helps.

-Wes
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#15
I'd like to second this request. Now that I've finally installed xbmc onto Linux, all my pretty chapters don't do anything in my hd mkv files. It's possible that there isn't a great demand for this yet (or possibly ever), but it sure would be nice to see some mkv chapter love.
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