DVD Chapter Names

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ParishYoung, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bristol, South West UK

    Does anyone know a good site for DVD Chapter Names??

    Using Handbrake there is the option to add them, and when watching movies it's kinda cool to see the name come up on the TV.

    Purely because I'm being pedantic!!!

    I tried Amazon but not all DVD's have this info and when using one of the Bourne movies it said there were 21 chapters, but Handbrake only picked up 20 - which was odd.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm just guessing here, but Wikipedia maybe? Another option would to try and find the album art (or cover art.. whatever it is) and if you can find a pic of the inserts you might see the chapter names.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Has chapter names for most movies. Either the ones on the dvd or one's people have made up.

  4. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    While we're on the subject...how do you get the chapter previews like you do on the rented films?
  5. macrumors 65816

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    you just have to encode all the titles on the dvd besides the main title and splice them together.
  6. macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    I know this is an old thread, but I would also like to know where people get their chapter info from and didn't think it was necessary to start a new thread.

    I use tagchimp, but if that doesn't have what I'm looking for I can often find the chapters on bestbuy.com.

    Other than that, I'm not sure where to go. Any other good options?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    Barnes and Noble

    They have chapter info for most of the dvd`s they sell just search for the dvd you want. Plus the windows version of MetaX allows you to link to there site and grab the chapter info.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008

    Download Metax it's free and it will search tagchimp and fill in ALL the details on your movie files including chapter titles. Nice to have director, screen writer etc. in there as well and it's very easy to use.

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  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    You mean the chapter thumbnails next to each chapter name?

    Those require an additional track with them in it, AFAIKno encoder will generate those at present.

    I'd like to see the slacker Devs of HandBrake implement it though. HandBrake is already generating an Keyframe for each chapter start - so it should be easy to get that to the muxer. The tricky thing is the MP4 track format - would have to reverse engineer that from
    an iTunes purchase I guess.

    Cheers Ed
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    AllMovie. It's excellent.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Subler does the chapter thumbnails and uses tagchimp and is free.

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