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How to Add and Use Chapter Markers for VOD (Legacy App)

By Jose Guevara

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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      1. What are Chapter Markers?

      Chapter markers are sequences of your Video-On-Demand (VOD) to help your audience navigate through your content. These markers are rendered on the seek bar of the Dacast player to visualize the different sequences of the video. These markers do not alter your video

      2. What are the benefits of Chapter Markers? 

      Chapter markers allow you :

      • to organize your video content and provide your viewers a global vision of what is your video about
      • to maximize the impact of your video content by helping your audience find the section of the video that interests them the most.

      3. How to use Chapter Markers? 

      When chapter markers have been added to a VOD, you just have to go over the seek bar to read the different chapters and click on the one you want to access to:

      Chapter markers will be visible on all the VODs set up with it. However, the chapters’ markers won’t be visible when the content is played in a playlist.

      4. How to add Chapter Markers to your VOD?

      Go to your Videos section, and click on the video on which you want to add chapter markers. Click on the new tab called “Chapters”, next to “General”:

      add chapter marker VOD
      In this section, you will be able to create, edit, and delete your chapters.

      STEP 1: Click on play to start your video and pause when you want to add your first chapter marker.

      You can use the buttons “Previous frame” and “Next frame” to find the exact frame for the beginning of your chapter markers:

       

      chapter marker VOD frames

      STEP 2: Once you are satisfied, click on “Add Chapter Marker”:

      chapter marker VOD - add new marker

      STEP 3: Edit the title of your chapter marker and adjust manually the time if needed.

      STEP 4: Once you are happy with your chapter marker, click SAVE

      You can preview your chapter in the player displayed only after clicking on SAVE.

      Repeat steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 until you have the number of chapter markers you want for your VODs.

      Any questions or you want to access this feature? Please contact us.

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      Jose Guevara

      Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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