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Author Topic: HmsTimes  (Read 1441 times)


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« on: November 23, 2010, 07:41 PM »
HmsTimes 1.0

Reads xml chapters file.  Writes text file in HH:MM:SS format.

If you use DVDAuthorGui DVD authoring program, you may find this program useful.
It reads an xml chapter file such as you get when you extract the chapters from an .mkv file. It writes a text file of the same name but with .txt extension.  The text file is just chapter start times in HH:MM:SS format as used by DVDAuthorGui.

For years I have been pasting in the DVDAuthorGui chapters dialog from a file I made with times at 5 minute intervals.  Since MakeMKV produces an .mkv with the chapter info I though it would be desirable to have the chapters the same as the original.

I've only tried it on a couple of rips but it worked flawlessly on both.
It's a compiled AutoIt3 program. It should run on Windows XP and later.

It's free for you to use at your own risk. You may download from this link:

Just search on HmsTimes.

The included Readme.txt has a link for donations as well as sample output.

To extract the .mkv chapters to xml I recommend MKVExtractGUI-2.

Edit: A minor update.  If no chapter time tags were detecting in the input
file, an error dialog is shown.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2010, 04:38 PM by MilesAhead »