[mythtv-users] MythArchive: Use cutpoints as chapter markers?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Sep 18 14:26:53 UTC 2006

On Sep 17, 2006, at 10:34 PM, Peter Schachte wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 02:21:59PM -0400, Kevin Slater wrote:
>> I don't know how difficult this would be, but I tape a lot of  
>> movies from
>> sources that have no commercials. It would be awesome if it were  
>> possible to go
>> in an put in a single frame cut point and have that be used for  
>> the chapter
>> marker. This would allow you to control the chapters much better.
> One problem you'd have with that is that Myth's commercial editor
> doesn't want to let you put cut points too close together.  If you
> select "delete after this frame," and then move forward a frame and
> hit enter, the menu will allow you to delete the cut point you just
> placed, or move the cut point to the new position, but it won't let
> you "delete before this frame."
> I've found you can do it, though, but putting the first cut point way
> too early (I think 30 seconds or so is about right), then move forward
> say 10 seconds, hit enter, and choose the "move cut point to this
> position" menu item.  Keep doing this until you get it where you want
> it.  I found that 1) I couldn't just move it where I wanted in one go,
> as it would tend to move the other cut point; and 2) it works better
> to put the end cut point where you want and slide the start cut point
> into place than the opposite.
> This is all under 0.19-fixes; perhaps 0.20's edit menu includes an
> item to "delete before this frame even though it's pretty close to
> another cut point."

Why would you want chapter markers a frame or two apart? I second the  
notion that it would be great to allow commflag marks as chapter  
markers. In fact, I sort of assumed it was this way when I was  
burning my first DVD.

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