Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

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nicolaidenmark
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Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

Post by nicolaidenmark » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:46 pm

My first ever NAS will be arriving on Saturday and I'm in the process of Ripping my Star Wars - Clone Wars Box Set (Season 1-5).


Unlike season 1, disc 1 of season 2 has all the episodes merged into a large MKV. Using MKVToolNix, I get an error when I tell it to "Split before chapter". How do I enter, the parameters correctly? I currently enter

5,[space] 9,[space] etc. The program says, there's an error, however, I can't seem to find a description.

Also, when ever I get my head around splitting the large MKVs, is there a way I can acurately define / make / mark new chapters in each episode? MKVToolNix only has: No chapters, one chapter for each file and chapters in fixed intervals.

Thanks,

Brausepaul
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Re: Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

Post by Brausepaul » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:43 pm

Did you find an answer to this?

Grauhaar
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Re: Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

Post by Grauhaar » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:17 pm

This works, enter the chapters without space, f.e 5,9,14,22
The first split file contains chapter 1,2,3,4 the second split file chapter 5,6,7,8 and so on

WarnerAdero
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Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

Post by WarnerAdero » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 am

Hi
I just found this nice tool today, since I need to split some MKV files.
The original MKV file contains chapters, but after cutting/splitting them, the new files does not contain any chapters. Thus chapters does not seem to be preserved.

Is there something I have missed, or is it simply not possible to preserve chapters with this tool?
This is a free tool, maybe it is possible to do so in the purchased version?

Thanks.

Grauhaar
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Re: Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

Post by Grauhaar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:29 pm

WarnerAdero wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 am
The original MKV file contains chapters, but after cutting/splitting them, the new files does not contain any chapters. Thus chapters does not seem to be preserved.
Just tested with MKVToolNIX. Works and the chapters are preserved.
Is there something I have missed, or is it simply not possible to preserve chapters with this tool?
This is a free tool, maybe it is possible to do so in the purchased version?
Are you talking about MakeMKV or MKVToolNix?

MKVToolNix is free for anything
MakeMKV is free and can be buyed. fuctionality is not changed.

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