How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping/ fast forwarding?

PS: Asking for Non ISO video file formats that support these: MKV does for sure, I am wondering about other most popular video file formats such as:

  • MPG
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • M4V
  • MKV
  • FLV
  • MOV/ QT

The above similar question was for Mac only, and this one is asking for bit more.

  • What video file formats support such markers
  • How can a person easily add such markers to existing video files?

PS: Prefer a free/ non-commercial way of doing so on Windows.

1 Answer 1


MP4 format does support chapters. You can use free Drax utility to create them. Please note that not all video players support MP4 chapters. You need to find one that does (VLC ?)

  • What about MPG, AVI files? Can they support (when playing via VLC?)
    – Alex S
    Jul 21, 2017 at 5:32
  • VLC does not save the bookmarks for future viewing of the mp4.
    – MrScott
    Jan 14, 2019 at 16:26

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