How to Add and Use Chapter Markers for VOD

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What are Chapter Markers?

Chapter markers are indicators of sequences on your video on demand (VOD) content. These are designed to help your audience navigate through your content to find bits of information that they need. 

Benefits of Using Chapter Markers

Chapter markers allow you to organize your video content and provide your viewers with a global vision of what is your video about.

They also help to maximize the impact of your video content by helping your audience find the section of the video that interests them the most.

When chapter markers have been added to a VOD file, viewers just have to go over the seek bar to read the different chapters and click on the one they want to access to:

Please note that chapter markers won’t be visible when the content is played in a playlist.

How to Add Chapter Markers to Your VOD Content

To add chapter markers to your on-demand videos, navigate to the “Videos” section on your left menu bar on the advanced video hosting platform on Dacast. 

Select the video on which you want to add chapter markers. Next, click on the new tab called “Chapters” next to “General”:

add chapter marker VOD

In this section, you will be able to create, edit, and delete your chapters.

You can create chapter markers in four easy steps.

STEP 1: Click on play to start your video and pause when you want to add your first chapter marker.

You can use the buttons “Previous frame” and “Next frame” to find the exact frame for the beginning of your chapter markers.

 

chapter marker VOD frames

STEP 2: Once you are satisfied, click on “Add Chapter Marker”:

chapter marker VOD - add new marker

STEP 3: Edit the title of your chapter marker and adjust manually the time if needed.

STEP 4: Once you are happy with your chapter marker, click SAVE

You can preview your chapter in the player displayed only after clicking on SAVE.

Repeat steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 until you have the number of chapter markers you want for your VODs.

Please contact us if you need any further assistance with adding chapter markers to your VOD content.

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4 thoughts on “How to Add and Use Chapter Markers for VOD

  1. Stephen Outram says:

    Is it possible to set the VOD to begin playing at a specific chapter marker? For example, it can be difficult to time the start of an event, especially as auto-record may take up to 15 minutes to begin. So we are looking at a way to trim the unwanted from part of a VOD. Thanks.

    • Etienne Noualhat says:

      Hey Stephen, this is something you can actually do on your own, though it might record you to know your way in software engineering. But let me agree that this feature would be interesting.

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Bruce, I see that Patricia responded to you on May 3rd. Let me know how can I help you and I would be happy to help. Have a great day. Best,

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