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ipad not recognizing chapter markers

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Larry Cohen Calculating status...
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Sep 27, 2012 8:13 PM


I can make a timeline in FCPro 7 - and I name the chapter markers with a number that corresponds  with, in this case, a horse hip number at a horse sale!


So I'll have a 30 minute movie edited in FCPro 7 with 10 chapter markers - all named with a number.


When I export to a SC movie - all chapter markers show up perfectly.  I then run the SC movie thru Compressor - and compress for iPad.  NOW, my problem begins.

When I drop the compression in iTunes and sync with my iPad (Model MB293LL)  - it syncs perfectly with the iPad - and I see the Chapter Markers - but the "names" of them are lost!  They're just renamed 1, 2, 3, etc and I've completely lost the number I've used to rename them???


So I "see" all the chapter markers - but their 'name' has been lost?


Interestingly, if I bring in the same movie to my iPhone - the Chapter markers show up perfectly!  And hold my "name" perfectly.  Is this an iPad bug?


But I could've sworn that a year or so ago, this did all work.  Anyone else have this issue - that the chater marer names are lost in iPad?




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  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,935 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to Larry Cohen)

    If you open these movies in QT X, do you see the chapter names?



  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,935 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Larry Cohen)

    So from that I'd say it doesn't seem to be a quirk of Compressor's or FCP's reading of the markers.


    Maybe an iOS or iPad-specific thing. Unfortunately, not owning an iPad, I can't try and replicate the problem.


    You might want to try a short test where you create and name the markers in Compressor and see whether the names are retained.


    Perhaps the iPad discussion forum could turn up someone who has had that experience…and a solution.


    Good luck.



  • marwandese Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:52 AM (in response to Larry Cohen)

    I have a 3rd generation iPad (32GB with Cellular), iOS 5.1.1, and I have the same problem. I converted a DVD with Handbrake to a m4v file. I manually named the chapters, and Quicktime is displaying the names correctly. When I put the video on my iPad, it does not display the names of the chapters.. How did you solve it?

  • Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to marwandese)

    marwandese, I have exactly the same problem as you on my 1st and 3rd gen iPads.  I used Handbrake to encode the DVDs and I entered the chapter names there.  It shows up fine in Quicktime and iTunes, but not the iPads.


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