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VD_EdChap - Make Chapter list using VDub2

VD_EdChap - Make Chapter list using VDub2
EDIT: Prompted by this thread:- https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=184059
he evenutually wanted a chapter list for MPC-HC

Updated v0.01
Code:
VD_EdChap v0.01 for VirtualDub2.  By StainlessS @ Doom9:- https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=184191

VD_EdChap, intended to assist in creating Chapter/BookMark time files.

Requirements:
    VirtualDub2 x86 or x64, build 44282 or higher. [VirtualDub Standard or VirtualDubMod are non suitable].
    Windows NotePad [will not work where windows system NotePad replaced with some other editor via some registry hack].

On running VD_EdChap, it will present a GUI dialog box with options,
    FractionSeparatorIsPeriod: Unticked=0=COMMA : Ticked=1=PERIOD (Default non exisitng ini=0)  # Written Time fractional seconds separator.
    WriteChapterTitles:        Unticked=0=No    : Ticked=1=Yes    (Default non exisitng ini=0)  # 1 will ask user to input title for each Chapter.

    After clicking OK on above mentioned GUI dialog, it will become invisible but watching and waiting for key presses when VDub2 is in the foreground.
    You can call up the Hot GUI again later(CTRL/PAUSE or CTRL/HOME), if you eg maybe later decide to write chapter titles [Affects only chapters written AFTERWARDS].
    If a VD_EdChap.Ini file does not exist in same directory as VD_EdChap.exe then it will be created, and will be updated whenever the GUI is closed.

    After Initial closure of the VD_Edkey GUI, if NotePad is not running, it will be started up for you, you can save to a filename then, Or, will be prompted
    for a filename when writing the first chapter. VirtualDub2 is not auto started.

Usage,
  You can scroll through a video clip in VDub2, and press CTRL/INSERT to insert the current frame time into the NotePad window at current NotePad cursor position,
  if opted for in GUI will also prompt user for a chapter title, which will also be written, and then a NewLine will also be written moving the cursor down 1 line,
  and the NotePad file will be flushed to disk [Asking for Filename if not previously named/saved].
  You can use the CTRL/PAUSE (or alternative CTRL/HOME) key combo at anytime to bring up the Hot GUi, but VDub2 must be the foreground window when using the CTRL/INSERT combo to insert
  the current VDub2 time into the NotePad window.


VD_EdChap Keyboard commands:-
    CTRL/INSERT          ::: Insert Chapter into NotePad window using current Vdub2 time. (NotePad must be visible, and VDub2 the active window)
    CTRL/PAUSE           ::: Hot GUi
    CTRL/HOME            :::   Alternative Hot GUI {Some keyboards may not have both sets of Hot GUI keys}
    CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+PAUSE ::: Terminate VD_EdChap Program (or close via System Tray icon). PAUSE is also known as BREAK, usually next to Scroll Lock.
    CTRL+END             :::   Alternative VD_EdChap Terminate Program.

###########################################################################################

NOTES::

VDub2 opens most video files just fine, does not have to be *.AVI.

VDub2 must be stopped when you press CTRL/INSERT, else it will not be able to write a chapter into NotePad file [SPACE bar both starts and stops VDub2 play].

It is important to NOT do any VirtualDub2 clip editing, if you eg delete a frame in VirtualDub2, then all frames after that frame will
be off by 1, and so all VD_EdChap times inserted later into NotePad file will be also off by 1 frame.

MPC-HC, auto loads *.xchp files of same base name as movie file, so perhaps create empty MovieName.txt or MovieName.xchp in NotePad, and VD_EdChap will use that
instance of Notepad instead of auto running the NotePad app.

It is easy to see what is happening as the NotePad window will be visible and after each insertion into NotePad, an ENTER key
will also be sent to move the cursor down one line, each chapter is on its own line. If you make a mistake, it is easy to
just switch to NotePad window and delete the erroneous line.

Chapters are inserted at the current NotePad position, so you can go back and insert chapters earlier in the notepad file.

Its lovely to have a 2nd monitor for the NotePad window (if your graphics card supports), my Number 1 machine has a 19" 4:3 HP monitor that cost me 1.50 2nd hand (used) but in perfect
condition, nobody wants them anymore, HeHeHe!. My No 2 m/c has similar 19" but cost a bit more some time ago.
[2nd monitor is 'the dogs bollocks' for showing Debug Info via DebugView (google)] [EDIT: 'The Dogs Bollocks', Taste so good, you can't stop licking them :) ]

MPC-HC does order *.xchp chapters when loading, so they do not have to be in exact order already.
MPC-HC, PageUp, and PageDown, jump through the chapters.

If your system is configured to open txt files via some other text editor (Open With), thats OK [We though MUST still use Windows STANDARD NotePad], only is problem when it is NOT possible to
to execute system NotePad at all because of registry hack where opens some other editor [we need original NotePad.Exe name and also must have exact same control names and instances used inside of the executable].

NotePad2 (well one of the editors called NotePad2) is one of those that can be installed to totally replace system NotePad, if you do a few edits  (4 lines) near beginning of the source, you can re-compile and it should work
OK with that hacked editor.

###########################################################################################

VD_EdChap.Ini file format (Defaults as set when creating New ini file :: Comments following '#' exist in this readme file only, not in the ini file.)
    >>>>>------------------->>>
    [Default]
    FractionSeparatorIsPeriod=0      # Time format for Fractional Seconds, 0=COMMA(,) 1=PERIOD(.)
    WriteChapterTitles=0             # Prompt user for, and write Chapter title, 0=No, 1=Yes.
    <<<-------------------<<<<<
###########################################################################################

AutoiIt compiled executable with source provided, just click Menu Tools/build to create executable (In Scite4AutoIt3 editor).
Requires AutoIt3 and  Scite4AutoIt3 editor to re-build executable. 

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It can be found in UTILITY directory on MediaFire below this post in my sig.
Or directly here:- https://www.mediafire.com/file/wwzcv...20613.zip/file

EDIT: Here, a similar utility for creating frames file instead of times file[VD_EdKey]:- https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.p...light=VD_EdKey

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AutoIt Source, [included in the zip]

Code:
#cs  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under an terms terms you like.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    Use at you own risk.

#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
; VD_EdChap v0.01 by StainlessS ... compiled with AutiIt v3.3.14.5
; Insert Current Frame time

#pragma compile(inputboxres, true)"
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Misc.au3>
#include <Math.au3>       ; Only for _Max() function
;
#include <GuiButton.au3>       ; KEEP OFF THE GRASS.
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>  ; Do Not TOUCH.
;
Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)
;;;

Global Const $AUTOIT_APP_NAME = "VD_EdChap.Exe"
Global Const $AUTOIT_APP_INI  = "VD_EdChap.ini"
Global Const $APPTitle        = "VirtualDub2"                              ; VirtualDub2 matches as "VirtualDub2" with traiiling "Build number" on title bar.
Global Const $Watching        = "    VD_EdChap is WATCHING    "
Global Const $VdFrameNo       = "[CLASS:Static; INSTANCE:1]"               ; Frame Indicator box (bottom middle of window, just above status line)
;                                                                        ; Format eg, "Frame 4871 (0:03:23.161)[B]"
;

; CAN CHANGE below to change editor, use AutoIt Au3Info program to get names (try 1st with NotePad.exe to see how to use it).
Global Const $NOTEPAD_TITLE       = "[CLASS:Notepad]"                        ; NotePad Window name.
Global Const $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL = "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]"               ; NotePad text editor window control.
Global Const $NOTEPAD_EXE         = "NotePad.Exe"
Global Const $NOTEPAD_SAVE_KEY    = "^{s}"                                   ; Send CTRL/S to NotePad, ie Save (FileSelector pop-up if not named)
; eg for NotePad2, Comment out above 4 lines and uncomment below two lines (Semi Colon is comment character).
; After changes, in AutoIt SciTE source editor, hit F7 to rebuild executable. (probably the same key in the basic AutoIt included editor).
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_TITLE       = "[CLASS:Notepad2]"                      ; NotePad2 Window name.
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL = "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]"     ; NotePad2 text editor window control.
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_EXE         = "NotePad2.Exe"
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_SAVE_KEY    = "^{s}"                                  ; Send CTRL/S to NotePad, ie Save (FileSelector pop-up if not named)
;
; Special symbols for key combos :- "^" = CTRL : "+" = SHIFT : "!" = ALT : "#" = Windows Key
Global $Key_Insert_1 = "^{INSERT}"                  ; CTRL/INSERT Insert Chapter
;
Global $Key_HotGUI_1 = '^{PAUSE}'                   ; CTRL/PAUSE Hot GUI
Global $Key_HotGUI_2 = '^{HOME}'                    ;   Alternative Hot GUI (CTRL/HOME)
;
Global $Key_Terminate_1 = "^+!{PAUSE}"              ; CTRL/SHIFT/ALT/PAUSE {PAUSE aka BREAK} is TERMINATE Program (or close via System Tray icon)
Global $Key_Terminate_2 = "^{END}"                  ;   Alternative Terminate, CTRL/END
;
Global $Doze                      = 250
Global Const $ShowCntLimit        = 2000 / $Doze
Global $InAPP                     = False
Global $ShowCnt                   = 0

; ini file defaults (If ini Not already existing in APP directly)
Global $FractionSeparatorIsPeriod = 0                                ; 0=COMMA, 1=PERIOD
Global $WriteChapterTitles        = 0                                ; 0=No,    1=Yes
;
If _Singleton($AUTOIT_APP_NAME, 1) = 0 Then
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Warning", "An occurrence of " & $AUTOIT_APP_NAME & " is already running")
    Exit
EndIf

; Get defaults from ini file (if exists).
$FractionSeparatorIsPeriod = IniRead(@ScriptDir & "\" & $AUTOIT_APP_INI, "Default", "FractionSeparatorIsPeriod", 0)
$WriteChapterTitles        = IniRead(@ScriptDir & "\" & $AUTOIT_APP_INI, "Default", "WriteChapterTitles", 0)

Func UpdateIni()
    ; Update ini file.
    FileDelete(AppendSlash(@ScriptDir) & $AUTOIT_APP_INI)
    IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\" & $AUTOIT_APP_INI, "Default", "FractionSeparatorIsPeriod", $FractionSeparatorIsPeriod)
    IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\" & $AUTOIT_APP_INI, "Default", "WriteChapterTitles",        $WriteChapterTitles)
EndFunc   ;==>UpdateIni

UpdateIni()


Func GUI()
    ; GUI
    Local $hGuiWnd = GUICreate($AUTOIT_APP_NAME & '  StainlessS', 360, 260)

    Local $FractionSeparatorIsPeriodCN = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox('Fraction Separator Is Period', 10, 10, 240, 20)
    GUICtrlSetState($FractionSeparatorIsPeriodCN, ($FractionSeparatorIsPeriod <> 0) ? $GUI_CHECKED : $GUI_UNCHECKED)
    GUICtrlSetTip($FractionSeparatorIsPeriodCN, '0=COMMA : 1=PERIOD' & @LF)

    Local $WriteChapterTitlesCN = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox('Write Chapter Titles', 10, 30, 240, 20)
    GUICtrlSetState($WriteChapterTitlesCN, ($WriteChapterTitles <> 0) ? $GUI_CHECKED : $GUI_UNCHECKED)
    GUICtrlSetTip($WriteChapterTitlesCN, 'Asks user input for Chapter Title' & @LF)

    Local $OK_X = 164
    Local $OK_Y = 220
    Local $OK_W = 40
    Local $OK_H = 30
    Local $OKbutCN = GUICtrlCreateButton('OK', $OK_X, $OK_Y, $OK_W, $OK_H)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ; Show the GUI

    ; GUI MESSAGE LOOP, Run the GUI for a long time, or until the dialog is closed.
    Local $Msg
    Do
        $Msg = GUIGetMsg(1)
        If $Msg <> 0 And ($Msg[0] = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $Msg[0] = $OKbutCN) Then
            $FractionSeparatorIsPeriod = BitAND(GUICtrlRead($FractionSeparatorIsPeriodCN), $GUI_CHECKED)
            $WriteChapterTitles = BitAND(GUICtrlRead($WriteChapterTitlesCN), $GUI_CHECKED)
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Until (1 + 1 <> 2) ; For a long time, ... 4E4

    GUIDelete($hGuiWnd) ; Delete GUI
    UpdateIni()
    Return ($Msg[0] <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE)
EndFunc   ;==>GUI

; Real time GUI, via CTRL+PAUSE
Func Hot_GUI()
    GUI()
EndFunc   ;==>Hot_GUI

If GUI() = 0 Then Exit 0 ; Exit if user selected close by top rhs little close botton.

; Check if NotePad is already running, if not, then start it.
If Not WinExists($NOTEPAD_TITLE) Then
    Run($NOTEPAD_EXE)               ; Do nothing if NotePad fails to start.
EndIf


OnAutoItExitRegister("Fn_AtExit") ; Whatever cleanup to do on termination
HotKeySet($Key_Terminate_1, "Fn_Terminate")  ; CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+PAUSE {PAUSE aka BREAK} is TERMINATE Program (or close via System Tray icon)
HotKeySet($Key_Terminate_2, "Fn_Terminate")  ;    Altrenative
HotKeySet($Key_HotGUI_1, 'Hot_GUI')          ; Install Hotkey 'CTRL+PAUSE' for Hot GUI,
HotKeySet($Key_HotGUI_2, 'Hot_GUI')          ;    Alternative


; Main Program Loop
Do
    If Not $InAPP Then
        If WinActive($APPTitle) And WinExists($NOTEPAD_TITLE) Then
            Bind()                                                    ; Make HotKeys active
            $InAPP = True
        EndIf
    Else
        If Not WinActive($APPTitle) Or Not WinExists($NOTEPAD_TITLE) Then
            UnBind()                                                  ; Deactivate Hotkeys
            $InAPP = False
        EndIf
    EndIf
    Sleep($Doze)
    If $ShowCnt > 0 Then
        $ShowCnt = $ShowCnt - 1
        If $ShowCnt = 0 Then
            ToolTip("")                                               ; Display time expired, Switch off "VD_EdChap is WATCHING"
        EndIf
    EndIf
Until (1+1 <> 2)                                                      ; 4E4, ... for a long time.

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Func Bind()
    HotKeySet($Key_Insert_1, "InsertFrameTime")   ; Enable CTRL/INSERT       : Insert Frame
    $ShowCnt = $ShowCntLimit
    ToolTip($Watching)
EndFunc

Func UnBind()
    ToolTip("")                             ; switch off tooltips.
    $ShowCnt = 0
    ; Disable HotKeys
    HotKeySet($Key_Insert_1)                 ; Disable CTRL/INSERT
EndFunc

Func Fn_AtExit()
    HotKeySet($Key_Terminate_1)               ; Disable Program Terminate Hotkey
    HotKeySet($Key_Terminate_2)               ;   Alternative
    HotKeySet($Key_HotGUI_1)                  ; Disable Hotkey GUI (CTRL+PAUSE)
    HotKeySet($Key_HotGUI_2)                  ;   Alternative
    UnBind()
EndFunc

Func Fn_Terminate()
    Exit 0; Goodbye cruel world.            ; Will call Fn_AtExit to clean up (assuming OnAutoItExitRegister registered to Fn_AtExit)
EndFunc


Func GetFrameTime()                         ; Return VirtualDub Frame Time as string, else "" on Error
    Local $FrmTime = ""
    Local $E = ControlGetText($APPTitle,"", $VdFrameNo)                   ; Format eg, "Frame 4871 (0:03:23.161)[B]"
;     MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "The text in Edit1 is: " & $E)

    Local $Poff=StringInStr($E,"(")
    if $Poff > 0 Then
        $E = StringMid($E,$Poff+1)                  ; Strip 'Frame nnnn ('
        $E = StringReverse($E)
        $Poff=StringInStr($E,")")
        if $Poff > 0 Then
            $E = StringMid($E,$Poff+1)                  ; Strip reversed ")[B]"
            $Poff = _Max(StringInStr($E,".") , StringInStr($E,","))
            if($Poff > 0) Then
                Local $Frac  = StringReverse(StringLeft($E,$Poff-1))
                Local $Whole = StringReverse(StringMid($E,$Poff+1))
                Local $Sep   = ($FractionSeparatorIsPeriod = 0) ? "," : "."
                if StringMid($Whole,2,1) = ":" Then
                    $Whole = "0" & $Whole
                EndIf
                $FrmTime = $Whole & $Sep & $Frac
            EndIf
        EndIf
    EndIf
    if $FrmTime=="" then
        Beep(500,50)
    EndIf
    Return $FrmTime
EndFunc


Func InsertFrameTime()
    Local $FrmTime=GetFrameTime()
    if $FrmTime <> "" Then
        Local $OutLine = $FrmTime
        if($WriteChapterTitles = 1) Then
            Local $Chapter = InputBox("Enter Title",$FrmTime,"")
            if $Chapter <> "" Then
                $OutLine = $OutLine & " " & $Chapter
            EndIf
        EndIf
        ControlSend($NOTEPAD_TITLE, "", $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL, $OutLine, 1)  ; Send Output line
        ControlSend($NOTEPAD_TITLE, "", $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL, "{ENTER}", 0) ; Send ENTER key, 1 line down.

        ToolTip("Sending NotePad Save")
        $ShowCnt = $ShowCntLimit * 2
        ControlSend($NOTEPAD_TITLE, "", $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL, $NOTEPAD_SAVE_KEY , 0)   ; Send CTRL/S to NotePad, ie Save (FileSelector pop-up if not named)       COOKED
    endif
EndFunc

Func AppendSlash($InName)
    Local $Dir = $InName
    If StringMid($Dir, StringLen($Dir), 1) <> '\' Then
        $Dir = $Dir & '\'
    EndIf
    Return $Dir
EndFunc   ;==>Fn_AppendSlash
Writes times like this [default COMMA fractional secs separator]
Code:
00:00:00,000
00:03:22,285
00:10:15,156
00:15:24,214
00:18:25,187
00:21:58,817
Or small change to ini file [PERIOD fractional secs separator]
Code:
00:00:00.000
00:03:22.285
00:10:15.156
00:15:24.214
00:18:25.187
00:21:58.817
EDIT: Update,
Or optionally with Chapter title. [below eg, user prompted for title "Minute 6"]
Code:
00:00:00,000 Minute 0
00:01:00,000 Minute 1
00:02:00,000 Minute 2
00:03:00,000 Minute 3
00:04:00,000 Minute 4
00:05:00,000 Minute 5
00:06:00,000 Minute 6
00:07:00,000 Minute 7
00:08:00,000 Minute 8
00:09:00,000 Minute 9
00:10:00,000 Minute 10
00:34:38,000 Sometime
01:33:46,000 somewhere
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Update v0.01, see first post.
Posts #1 and #2 updated.

Optional chapter title.
Code:
00:34:38,000 Sometime
EDIT:
Posted in another thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by StainlessS View Post
Quote:
I'm too noob to venture with more complicated/tortuous solutions
Is real easy, in same directory as eg MovieName.mp4, create MovieName.xchp and open it in NotePad (OpenWith),
Open MovieName.mp4 in VirtualDub2, run VD_EdChap.Exe.
NotePad needs a little screen space to view a couple of lines of text, VDub2 can have the rest, and you are good to go.
30 seconds of preparation at most really.

When you're done, just play the MovieName.mp4 in MPC-HC, will auto load the MovieName.xchp and you can skip back and forth
as much as you like with PageUp/PageDwn.

In MPC-HC, both time and title are shown for a few seconds when joyfully skipping about.
EDIT:
From first post ReadMe,
Quote:
NotePad2 (well one of the editors called NotePad2) is one of those that can be installed to totally replace system NotePad, if you do a few edits (4 lines) near beginning of the source, you can re-compile and it should work
OK with that hacked editor.
This is the edit for NotePad2 hacked system [original source, change to source]
Code:
; CAN CHANGE below to change editor, use AutoIt Au3Info program to get names (try 1st with NotePad.exe to see how to use it for below first two variables).
Global Const $NOTEPAD_TITLE       = "[CLASS:Notepad]"                        ; NotePad Window name.
Global Const $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL = "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]"               ; NotePad text editor window control.
Global Const $NOTEPAD_EXE         = "NotePad.Exe"
Global Const $NOTEPAD_SAVE_KEY    = "^{s}"                                   ; Send CTRL/S to NotePad, ie Save (FileSelector pop-up if not named)
; eg for NotePad2, Comment out above 4 lines and uncomment below two [EDIT: 4] lines (Semi Colon is comment character).
; After changes, in AutoIt SciTE source editor, hit F7 to rebuild executable. (probably the same key in the basic AutoIt included editor).
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_TITLE       = "[CLASS:Notepad2]"                      ; NotePad2 Window name.
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_EDITCONTROL = "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]"     ; NotePad2 text editor window control.
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_EXE         = "NotePad2.Exe"
;Global Const $NOTEPAD_SAVE_KEY    = "^{s}"                                  ; Send CTRL/S to NotePad, ie Save (FileSelector pop-up if not named)
EDIT:
Updated only here, since zip posted
Code:
NOTES::

VDub2 opens most video files just fine, does not have to be *.AVI.

VDub2 must be stopped when you press CTRL/INSERT, else it will not be able to write a chapter into NotePad file [SPACE bar both starts and stops VDub2 play].

It is important to NOT do any VirtualDub2 clip editing, if you eg delete a frame in VirtualDub2, then all frames after that frame will
be off by 1, and so all VD_EdChap times inserted later into NotePad file will be also off by 1 frame.

MPC-HC, auto loads *.xchp files of same base name as movie file, so perhaps create empty MovieName.txt or MovieName.xchp in NotePad, and VD_EdChap will use that
instance of Notepad instead of auto running the NotePad app.

It is easy to see what is happening as the NotePad window will be visible and after each insertion into NotePad, an ENTER key
will also be sent to move the cursor down one line, each chapter is on its own line. If you make a mistake, it is easy to
just switch to NotePad window and delete the erroneous line.

Chapters are inserted at the current NotePad position, so you can go back and insert chapters earlier in the notepad file.

Its lovely to have a 2nd monitor for the NotePad window (if your graphics card supports), my No1 machine has a 19" 4:3 HP 2nd monitor that cost me 1.50 2nd hand (used) but in perfect
condition, nobody wants them anymore, HeHeHe!. My No2 m/c has similar 19" 2nd monitor but cost a bit more some time ago, is less good condition than the 1.50 one.
Also, Windows 10 1909 No1 m/c with 19" 2nd display is 8 BPC 1280x1024, and the primary display is 4K HDR10, works fine together. [you have to change W10 display Settings for 10BPC]
[2nd monitor is 'the dogs bollocks' for showing Debug Info via DebugView (google)]
[EDIT: 'The Dogs Bollocks', Taste so good, you can't stop licking them {WARNING, cease and desist if you hear him growling} :) ]

MPC-HC does order *.xchp chapters when loading, so they do not have to be in exact time order already.
MPC-HC, PageUp, and PageDown, jump through the chapters.

MPC-BE, I thought that MPC-BE had previously used *.xchp chapter files when I tried it, but seems it does not, neither with/without chapter title/millisecs seconds timing, or whether COMMA or PERIOD separated milliseconds.
(Somebody say if MPC-BE does support some other exotic format, or if I did something wrong)

If your system is configured to open txt files via some other text editor (Open With), thats OK [We though MUST still use Windows STANDARD NotePad], only is problem when it is NOT possible to
to execute system NotePad at all because of registry hack where opens some other editor [we need original NotePad.Exe name and also must have exact same control names and instances used inside of the executable].

NotePad2 (well one of the editors called NotePad2) is one of those that can be installed to totally replace system NotePad, if you do a few edits  (4 lines) near beginning of the source, you can re-compile and it should work
OK with that hacked editor.
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