Author Topic: Editing Chapter Names  (Read 2393 times)

May 01, 2009, 08:51:56 AM
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catire

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Hi, I'm ripping my father's 50+ collection of concert dvds into his WDHD, I'm using DVD Decrypter and MKVmerge Gui to rip them and converting them to MKVs. Using ChapterXtractor i take the chapter information from the .IFO file and save it as an OGG text file that looks like this:
CHAPTER01=00:00:00.000
CHAPTER01NAME=Chapter 1
CHAPTER02=00:04:45.166
CHAPTER02NAME=Chapter 2
CHAPTER03=00:12:11.499
CHAPTER03NAME=Chapter 3
CHAPTER04=00:17:02.599
CHAPTER04NAME=Chapter 4
CHAPTER05=00:20:55.832
CHAPTER05NAME=Chapter 5


I want to edit the chapter names from "Chapter #" to the song title and its a PITA to do them all manually. Is there a program that would edit a text file automatically for me? I can find the song lists easily online so i could just make another text file containing the song titles.


May 02, 2009, 04:40:45 AM
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Starstream

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Don't know to be honest, sounds like a manual job. You might want to check out Notepad++ it has some advanced features and numbers like excel cells you may be able to swap the chaptername through that but its a longshot.

May 14, 2009, 03:52:17 AM
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catire

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http://jvance.com/pages/ChapterGrabber.xhtml


I found this program that allows me to add the chapter names from a text file and it also  searches through online databases and edits chapters names automatically, it also saves the chapters to an xml compatible with mkv :)

May 15, 2009, 08:35:41 AM
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Starstream

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Cool, handy application to know about.

May 18, 2009, 09:10:50 AM
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jabster

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Barnes and Noble is a good place to look up chapter names.

I actually wrote a little bash script that takes two files and outputs a MKV chapter XML file. As input it takes a file with a format like that provided by ChapterXtractor or dvdxchap (for the times), and a text file containing the chapter names, which I get by copying-n-pasting into a new file from the B&N site.

I then run the script and get a pretty XML file. :-)

If you'd like a copy let me know and I'll post it somewhere.

-john


(I haven't figured out a good, reliable way to get chapter names from the internet. Yet. :-)  )

May 23, 2009, 07:03:40 PM
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catire

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Sure i'd love a copy :)

May 24, 2009, 11:01:21 AM
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