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Old 13th December 2002, 06:21   #1  |  Link
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Chapter Grabber extract chapters from DVD, BD, HDDVD and add chapter names

ChapterGrabber

ChapterGrabber is made to extract chapter times from DVD, HD-DVD, and
BluRay discs and combine them with chapter names from the
internet. It produces chapter text files that are useful when
muxing matroska and mp4 files.

Install
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You must have .NET Framework 3.5 available from WindowsUpdate.

Whats New?
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2011-12-23 : v5.2
Small bugfixes to database and searches
Added link to new database website http://chapterdb.org

2010-06-04 : v4.4
Queue search so interface stays responsive (add wait indicator)
Add new support for choosing correct title with help of Google
Title indictor for when good title chosen

2010-06-04 : v4.3
Queue database work to keep from slowing UI down
Show animation while waiting on database work
Fix import from clipboard for chapters copied from spun website

2010-06-03 : v4.2
Added new online database support from chapterdb.org
Names automatically loaded when found in database
Database automatically updated upon save

2010-05-13 : v4.1
Added auto-update downloading and installation

2010-05-13 : v4.0
Added update-checking and auto notification
Added chapters file association

2010-05-10 : v3.9
Update TagChimpGrabber to specify type of movie

2010-05-09 : v3.8
Removed MetaGrabber
Fixed TagChimpGrabber

2009-05-01 : v3.7
Attempt to fix globalization issues for non-US cultures
Source code included

2009-01-23 : v3.6
New source for chapter names can now be grabbed from metaservices.
ChapterGrabber now stores last open directory in settings and points to parent directory when it doesn't exist.
HD-DVD support added. You can now extract chapters from the disc or directly from an XPL file.
4 new output formats added: TsMuxeR Meta, Timecodes, Celltimes, x264 QP File.
You can now change current FPS without recalculating chapter times.

2009-01-09 : v3.5
New source for chapter names can now be grabbed from metaservices.
ChapterGrabber now stores last open directory in settings and points to parent directory when it doesn't exist.

2008-12-19 : v3.4
ChapterGrabber can now detect the fps of BluRay discs via the CLIPINFO data. However, it does not yet support extracting the fps when directly opening a MPLS file.
The new ChapterGrabber format has been finalized and can be properly loaded and saved.
When moving the chapters up or down, only the names are moved and not the times.
I also added some additional framerates to the config file, 50fps and 60/1.001fps.

2008-12-06 : v3.3
Two new output formats added: Matroska XML and ChapterGrabber
XML formats (no support yet for loading these files). You can
now choose a language to apply to all chapter names through a new
menu. ChapterGrabber now detects and removes invalid characters
in the tagChimp search results.

2008-12-03 : v3.2
IFO parsing was re-written with increased accuracy. It also no
longer depends on vStrip.dll for IFO parsing. You can now
change the FPS of your chapters in case you need to switch
chapter times from NTSC to PAL. A new menu for
recently opened files is now available. Bluray FPS is not yet
detected. A new configuration file stores user and app settings.

2008-11-25 : v3.1
New support for reading chapters directly from BluRay discs.
Also, IFO parsing was optimized and you can now read chapters
directly from DVD discs without having to choose the IFO file.
A new setting allows you to ignore the short last chapter that
sometimes occur at the very end.

2008-11-19 : v3.0
Updated to .NET Framework 3.5. All changes prior to 2.0 were
lost. IFO parsing was rewritten based on Zulu's previous work.
I've added tagchimp chapter title import. You can search for
your title and then choose from the search results. I've
disabled the import from web as amazon no longer has chapter
names on their website.

2004-03-25 : v2.3
Updated to Zulu's newest library for the IFO support. Created
a new output format for creating Matroska XML chapter files.
The up and down arrows only move the chapter names now.

2004-01-30 : v2.2.1
This version adds a new framerate to the menu 23.999fps. The
registry key is no longer hard coded and can be changed in the
config file.

2003-12-07 : v2.2
Updated XviD 1.0 Zones file creation to create only one zone
for each chapter. It also sets the weight to 1 (100%). I added
a new option to choose your framerate. 24.000fps seemed to work
well in my test for NTSC DVD's that are inverse telecined. You
will need the newest build of XviD for zones to work correctly.

2003-12-06 : v2.1
Added XviD 1.0 Zones file creation. It creates a registry file
that can be easily merged to modify XviD's settings to force
keyframes at chapters. I had to modify MAX_ZONES in config.h
to double the number of zones from 64 to a more reasonable 128.
Everything is handled as 23.976fps material. Will fix later.
BTW, this feature needs testing.

2003-09-15 : v2.0
First release supporting direct ifo parsing thanks to zulu
Therefore chapterXtractor is no longer needed.

Directions
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1. Open your IFO, MPLS, or text file containing chapter times
OR Open your BluRay or DVD disc
2. Type in the title of your movie
3. Click search to download chapter names
4. Choose the best result
5. Save your new text file

Thanks to
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- The tagChimp
http://tagchimp.com/
- The ChapterStripper code by zulu
http://zuludev.de.vu
- The vStrip source code (in a modified DLL) by maven
http://www.maven.de

Author
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For bug report, new feature use:
http://jvance.com/pages/ChapterGrabber.xhtml
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hey Emp3r0r,

that sounds interesting!
will try it with my next encode
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Good work. Can you consider the other sites too, just in case BB doesn't have all the dvds.

http://www.allmovie.com/
http://www.blockbuster.com

You seems to left matrix in the import box, it is better to leave it blank.
http://video.barnesandnoble.com/sear...EOQ5K4FF#scene

Right now, the program has no error checking or even a warning, I just imported a 20 chapters movie into a 18 chapter ifo.

Program won't open in a network drive.

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You seems to left matrix in the import box, it is better to leave it blank.
I'm glad he didn't left it blank. This way I as able to take an OGM I did sometime before and still manage to put titles in the chapters manually (I had already ditched all the DVD files) using that adress and searching for my movie.
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duartix,

I hope you are not talking about his matrix link.

You don't really have use that link, see that underline link above the import names(http://video.barnesandnoble.com), you click on that one.
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I've already made some updates such as
- Saving and restoring text fields
- IFO files as default filter in open dialog
- Better error checking

I will release it with the C# source code later tonight after I finish my final final.

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Good work. Can you consider the other sites too, just in case BB doesn't have all the dvds.
consider it considered
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Here is an example of importing it incorrectly. BN just put French Connection DVD set(1 and 2) together. I want to import chapter from French Connection 2, but the program just grab the first one.

http://video.barnesandnoble.com/sear...AN=24543020684

I save that page as a local file and edit out the first part, I put c:\temp\product.html in the import name box, it didn't import anything. I then publish it on my website; put in my address as the import name box, both cases the program won't import. Is the program restricted to http://video.barnesandnoble.com/?

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...haven't you finished your "final final" yet??

Well, I was actually dreaming about such a luxurious tool.

I often felt the same way as when I was typing huge columns of hex numbers of programme code from "64er"- magazine into my 8-bit-wonder,lightyears back from now, when having a workout with my left hand doing CTRL-C, CTRL-V...

Thanky.
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@kxy:
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You don't really have use that link, see that underline link above the import names(http://video.barnesandnoble.com), you click on that one.
Missed that, thanks.
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New Version Posted

This version still requires ChapterXtractor (only when opening IFO files)!

[update]Newer Version Below[/update] (requires .NET framework)

Directions
  • Go File -> Open IFO
  • Choose your IFO file
  • Find the EAN (aka UPC) located under the barcode on your DVD
  • Go Tools -> Name Finder
  • Go File -> Save to save your chapters file

Source code release and more functionality is planned. Yes, it is still limited to using http://video.barnesandnoble.com but I am working on an online database for future releases.
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I want to import chapter from French Connection 2, but the program just grab the first one. [...] Is the program restricted to http://video.barnesandnoble.com/?
The search algorithm is restricted to normal scene index html and it isn't very flexible. I see there are many different sources for chapter names these days. I remember when I used to type them all in by hand. I think what I'm going to aim for is a simple online database with import tools. This way whenever someone opens an IFO and then imports the names, it will add it to the database. I'll see if I can't whip up a web service that can accomplish this. kxy: how do you think I should handle the French Connection 2 scenario?
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kxy: what do you think about an "Import from Clipboard" tool so you could just copy the chapters as text to the clipboard from your favorite website.
Paste from allmovie.com
Code:
0. Chapter Selection 
1. Trinity in a jam [:31] 
2. Impossible pursuit [:55] 
3. Follow instructions [1:27] 
4. The question [:09] 
5. "They're coming for you" [:10] 
6. Unable to speak [:13] 
7. Getting the bug out [1:08] 
8. Morpheus' proposal [:24] 
9. Down the rabbit hole [1:36] 
10. Slimy rebirth [1:12] 
11. Nebuchadnezzar's crew [1:54] 
 12. The real world [2:15] 
13. The search is over [:57] 
14. Training begins [3:51] 
15. Morpheus/Neo matchup [3:18] 
16. First jump [1:25] 
17. The gatekeepers [:14] 
18. Running silent and deep [2:17] 
19. Dealing for bliss [1:03] 
20. Off to see the oracle [3:42] 
21. There is no spoon [3:12] 
22. Choices...and a cookie [:17] 
23. Glitch in the matrix [:03] 
24. One left behide [:10] 
25. Heroes unplugged [:02] 
 26. Cypher's burnout [2:43] 
27. Matters of belief [2:37] 
28. Virus to be cured [:18] 
29. Lobby shooting spree [:23] 
30. Dodge this [1:48] 
31. Gotcha [1:46] 
32. Rooftop rescue [2:06] 
33. Subway showdown [2:10] 
34. "My name is Neo" [2:24] 
35. Sentinels attack [1:04] 
36. "He is the one" [:10] 
37. Final connections [1:30] 
38. End Credits ("Wake Up Rock Is Dead") [:37]
Paste from Blockbuster.com
Code:
0. Chapter Selection 
1. Trinity in a jam [:31] 
2. Impossible pursuit [:55] 
3. Follow instructions [1:27] 
4. The question [:09] 
5. "They're coming for you" [:10] 
6. Unable to speak [:13] 
7. Getting the bug out [1:08] 
8. Morpheus' proposal [:24] 
9. Down the rabbit hole [1:36] 
10. Slimy rebirth [1:12] 
11. Nebuchadnezzar's crew [1:54] 
12. The real world [2:15] 
13. The search is over [:57] 
14. Training begins [3:51] 
15. Morpheus/Neo matchup [3:18] 
16. First jump [1:25] 
17. The gatekeepers [:14] 
18. Running silent and deep [2:17] 
19. Dealing for bliss [1:03] 
20. Off to see the oracle [3:42] 
21. There is no spoon [3:12] 
22. Choices...and a cookie [:17] 
23. Glitch in the matrix [:03] 
24. One left behide [:10] 
25. Heroes unplugged [:02] 
26. Cypher's burnout [2:43] 
27. Matters of belief [2:37] 
28. Virus to be cured [:18] 
29. Lobby shooting spree [:23] 
30. Dodge this [1:48] 
31. Gotcha [1:46] 
32. Rooftop rescue [2:06] 
33. Subway showdown [2:10] 
34. "My name is Neo" [2:24] 
35. Sentinels attack [1:04] 
36. "He is the one" [:10] 
37. Final connections [1:30] 
38. End Credits ("Wake Up Rock Is Dead") [:37]
Paste from video.barnesandnoble.com
Code:
0. Chapter Selection
1. Trinity in a jam [:31]
2. Impossible pursuit [:55]
3. Follow instructions [1:27]
4. The question [:09]
5. "They're coming for you" [:10]
6. Unable to speak [:13]
7. Getting the bug out [1:08]
8. Morpheus' proposal [:24]
9. Down the rabbit hole [1:36]
10. Slimy rebirth [1:12]
11. Nebuchadnezzar's crew [1:54]
12. The real world [2:15]
13. The search is over [:57]
14. Training begins [3:51]
15. Morpheus/Neo matchup [3:18]
16. First jump [1:25]
17. The gatekeepers [:14]
18. Running silent and deep [2:17]
19. Dealing for bliss [1:03]
20. Off to see the oracle [3:42]
21. There is no spoon [3:12]
22. Choices...and a cookie [:17]
23. Glitch in the matrix [:03]
24. One left behide [:10]
25. Heroes unplugged [:02]
26. Cypher's burnout [2:43]
27. Matters of belief [2:37]
28. Virus to be cured [:18]
29. Lobby shooting spree [:23]
30. Dodge this [1:48]
31. Gotcha [1:46]
32. Rooftop rescue [2:06]
33. Subway showdown [2:10]
34. "My name is Neo" [2:24]
35. Sentinels attack [1:04]
36. "He is the one" [:10]
37. Final connections [1:30]
38. End Credits ("Wake Up Rock Is Dead") [:37]
It looks like barnes&noble, blockbuster and allmovieguide have the same chapter data which would make this easy to accomplish. This sounds like flexible solution to your problem.
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@Emp3r0r,

Nice utility,
I did make a PHP program to do this couples months ago

PS. B&N grab the chapter info from allmovie.com
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PHP program to do this couples months ago
Ya, also I think someone did some Python program that did the same thing. You can read about that in the "some tools for ogm" thread by suiric... what happened to him? I havn't seen him post in this forum since long time.
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PS. B&N grab the chapter info from allmovie.com
Heh, It appears as if blockbuster does the same I wonder where Microsoft gets the chapter names for WMP.
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New Version

I uploaded a [update]Newer Version Below[/update] with "Import from Clipboard" tool.

Copied chapter names text must be in the following format
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1. That Champagne Feeling
2. The Accident
3. The Missing Document
4. Twenty Minutes
5. Better Luck Next Time
6. Bankrupt
7. A New File
8. Computer Voodoo
9. Partners
10. Back on the FDR
11. Confession
12. The Boys
13. Addicted to Chaos
14. The Memory of Another Life
15. At the End of the Day
Directions
- First open IFO
- Next find and copy chapter names (like above) to clipboard
- Now go Tools -> Import Names from Clipboard
- Save your chapters file
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What an excellent idea!!!

This way it leaves all the error checking to the user, thus makes the program more flexible. I will test with some more titles but I think this will work.

Thanks for sharing your little tool.
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One possible bug. Using the "Import from Clipboard" function, the chapters turns out to be like this. Between the chapters there are line breaks, thus oggMux won't be able to read it correctly.

CHAPTER01=00:00:00.000
CHAPTER01NAME=Lunar Credits ("Blue Moon") [2:31]

CHAPTER02=00:02:31.834
CHAPTER02NAME=Tony Francis ("They're Moving Fathers Grave") [2:24]

CHAPTER03=00:04:56.668
CHAPTER03NAME=Join the Club [3:26]

It should be like this

CHAPTER01=00:00:00.000
CHAPTER01NAME=Lunar Credits ("Blue Moon") [2:31]
CHAPTER02=00:02:31.834
CHAPTER02NAME=Tony Francis ("They're Moving Fathers Grave") [2:24]
CHAPTER03=00:04:56.668
CHAPTER03NAME=Join the Club [3:26]
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@kxy: I can't reproduce your bug... can you tell me what browser you are using to copy the text and which web site you are copying the text from.
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