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Author Topic: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media)  (Read 3322 times)

brotherS

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Hi folks,

after switching more and more to digital media I needed (wanted) to find software that would make it easy to use digital files like physical media. While you can easily put a piece of paper as a physical bookmark into a paper book, it's not that easy with formats like PDF, MP3, AVI, etc. Finally, I found these (all are freeware/donationware) for personal use:

sound files:
1by1: http://mpesch3.de1.cc/ (Plugin pack: http://mpex.net/foru...iewtopic.php?t=18563)
Trout: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=16157.0

PDF files:
Foxit Reader: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/ (you need to enable an option)

Now I'm searching something for video files. Is there a solution out there? Either 'automatic bookmarking' or a somewhat manual solution? There MUST be something better than having to write down where you stopped...
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Oh, and of course the solution should not modify the files themselves.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2009, 04:19:55 AM by brotherS »

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Re: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media)
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 05:53:13 AM »
Two players that comes to mind are the open source SMPlayer (should come pre-configured for this)and Zoom Player (not pre-configured, but it's easy to to. See attached image).
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Re: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 06:10:29 AM »
Thanks!

I am using Zoom Player already, but never saw that option - I checked again and now I know why not: it's greyed out. Do I need to buy the Pro version for this feature?  :(

SMPlayer looks pretty good! Before I test it, let me ask you: does it support keyboard usage as well (or similarly well) as Zoom Player? Skipping around in a file, volume up/down, etc.?

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Re: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media)
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 06:21:11 AM »
Thanks!

I am using Zoom Player already, but never saw that option - I checked again and now I know why not: it's greyed out. Do I need to buy the Pro version for this feature?  :(

SMPlayer looks pretty good! Before I test it, let me ask you: does it support keyboard usage as well (or similarly well) as Zoom Player? Skipping around in a file, volume up/down, etc.?

Ah, yes you'll need the pro version of ZP for the bookmarking to work.

As for SMPlayer, it does indeed have a ton of keyboard shortcuts. It's originating from the Linux world after all ;)

EDIT: I've attached a screen in case SMPlayer is no longer configured for this by default.
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« Last Edit: May 15, 2009, 06:34:27 AM by Dirhael »

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Re: video player with 'automatic bookmarking'? (digital media)
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 08:42:00 AM »
KMPlayer also does bookmarks.

see grabs below.

bookmarks01.jpg

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