View Full Version : Learning LW: video viewer with bookmarking?

10-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Some of the best LW instructional material, such as the works from Liberty3d.com, are exclusively video in nature. Right now I'm working thru Chazriker/Ryan Roye's "Weapon FX in LW" tutorials (recommended!).

I'd like to "bookmark" portions of the videos I watch so I can easily reference sections I need to review, with a fairly tight granularity.

(Previously, for long works such as Bryphii77's {Bryan Phillips} YouTube offerings I've just made a text reference with timestamps. meh, it 'works'. The longer the tutorial, the more valuable such a reference is, esp if you are on a slow internet connection.)

So, do you have a preferred video (MOV) viewer that supports bookmarking, luv to hear about it.

10-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Vlc might let you do what you need.

10-12-2014, 11:43 AM
I'm looking at VLC -- is there a 64 bit version? Seemed like the 64bit dl's might be full of adware.

10-12-2014, 11:52 AM
There looks to be. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

10-13-2014, 12:02 PM
There used to be a nice video player - QT Movie NoteTaker for Windows (xp version) from dvcreators.com. It allows you to click stop during the video and it creates a timestamp note that you can label. The nice thing is, you can click on the timestamp note and it takes you right to that time in the video. Not sure it's still being updated or developed for 64 bit, due to QT not 64 bit on windows.

10-13-2014, 01:43 PM
ernesttx, thanks for the tip-- that sounds excellent.

10-13-2014, 06:45 PM
I'm interested in this as well. Going to be ramping up the education, RSN. Checked on VLC last night and it has a "Jump to Time" command. Didn't see if there is a way to set a database of times. Would guess not, VLC being a lean application, as the file would have to be annotated or the bookmark file be able to be file-specific. Might be a plugin, though.

And there is! A few of them:

Time2Clipboard (http://addons.videolan.org/content/show.php/Time2Clipboard?content=166900)
Remember Position (http://addons.videolan.org/content/show.php/Remember+position?content=157838)
Resume Media V2 (http://addons.videolan.org/content/show.php/Resume+Media+V2?content=165231)
But word is that, in their infinite wisdom... NOT, the current 2.1.5 version is incompatible with them. You have to use an older one.

However, there's Custom Bookmarks (http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2014/06/remember-playback-position-vlc-player/#.VDx1HVeLV8E), which does it natively. You can rename each to something pertinent. BUT, in testing it appears that their implementation is just a bit LAME. Have yet to find how to link a video with its bookmarks. Saving a Playlist is supposed to do this, then you open the Playlist which opens the video, which should have the bookmarks for IT.

EDIT: OK, after some experimentation and looking at the playlist files that were saved, ALL of the bookmarks for both files, 32 of them, were in both Playlist files; with one more in the last playlist I saved. Trick is to close VLC after saving a Playlist. This separates the operation. Then, when you open the playlist, it only knows about the video that created it and loads it, with bookmarks unique to it. Problem solved.