6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2012 5:08 PM by Dan Thomas (DAGWare)
Dan Thomas (DAGWare) Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

I'm hoping this gets the attention of Jon Walker.

 

Jon - In the thread https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1871438?threadID=1871438 you provide a link for a tutorial on how to use QT Pro to merge videos with chapter titles. That link is no longer valid, and I'm having the same issues the thread discusses. Any chance you can post a new link?

 

Thanks.

 

Dan

  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    Jon - In the thread https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1871438?threadID=1871438 you provide a link for a tutorial on how to use QT Pro to merge videos with chapter titles. That link is no longer valid, and I'm having the same issues the thread discusses. Any chance you can post a new link?

    Had planned to modify the site before reposting but decided to just upload the original iWeb site files "as is" (i.e., with current narration errors) as I have to leave to babysit the grandkids in about 4 minutes. In any case, here is a direct link to the specific video page. Just remember this description is for merging files of the same compression type/settings so that all data of each type is merged to the same track...

     

    http://quicknotes.walker4.me/QuickNotes/QT_Pro/Entries/2009/1/10_T030__Merging_S egments_to_a_Single_Track.html

     

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  • Dan Thomas (DAGWare) Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Thank you so much for responding so quickly. And I see what you meant by the narration errors, but it's clear to me what you meant.

     

    Unfortunately, these are the steps I've already been following. I end up with the same problem as the OP mentioned in the original thread - when I follow these steps and join 2 movies together, the chapter track for the second movie doesn't appear in the QT player's drop-down list of chapters.

     

    By the way, in case it helps, my 2 movie files were created using iMovie. Also, I swear I followed this method once and it worked, but since I can't duplicate it, I may be mistaken.

     

    I messed around with changing the options for the text track of the second movie as mentioned in the original thread (via Window->Show Movie Properties), but to no avail.

     

    In your example, the resultant combined movie shows only one text track. Mine ends up with two text tracks. It wouldn't surprise me if this was the problem, but I have no idea why it happens.

     

    Any help you can provide would be appreciated. If you need more info, just ask. Oh, and have fun with the grandkids!

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Dan

  • Dan Thomas (DAGWare) Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    More information: This procedure works on some smaller movies I tried. So it must be something about the 2 particular movies I'm trying to merge. It might be the number of chapters (they both have a lot). I'll experiment further and report back.

     

    Dan

  • Dan Thomas (DAGWare) Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    I think I figured out the problem. The 2 files I'm trying to combine don't have the same FPS. Assume that's the problem, unless I report back differently.

     

    Dan

  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    I think I figured out the problem. The 2 files I'm trying to combine don't have the same FPS. Assume that's the problem, unless I report back differently.

    You can always test your theory by re-exporting the files using the same export settings (frame rate in this case), copy chapter tracks from original file to exported files, set video-chapter references, and then try merging the exported files. If they then merge correctly, then you have your answer as to what was the most likely cause of your problem. (Sorry about taking so long to get back to you... Just got back from babysitting.)

     

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  • Dan Thomas (DAGWare) Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Yep, that was the problem. Stupid me for not seeing that right away. I made assumptions, and you know how that usually goes!

     

    Hope babysitting went well. And for goodness sake, don't appologize! I'm just thrilled you were able to help! Once I was able to see I was following the correct steps, it didn't take long to figure out what was wrong.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Dan