Bookmarks

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Bookmark Types

Bookmarks are intended to start playback of the specific media file from the saved position.

Each bookmark contains 4 fields, namely:

  • Media File Name

  • Time

  • Type ("Person", "Event", "Bookmark" and "Text")

  • Memo Text

The following table lists bookmark types and the corresponding icons. Note that bookmark types (as well as icons) are the same as VFS Thesaurus billet types.

Icon Bookmark Type
'Text' bookmark type icon. Text
'Person' bookmark type icon. Person
'Event' bookmark type icon. Event
'Bookmark' bookmark type icon. Boookmark

Bookmark type is intended for convenient grouping and sorting. Bookmark 'Memo' field is useful for searching.

 

The following 'Bookmarks' and 'Add Bookmark' dialogs are the same in VFS Player and in all transcribers.

 


Dialog 'Bookmarks' icon.'Bookmarks' Dialog

The "Bookmarks" dialog provides user interface for editing bookmarks. The bookmarks are presented in the list with the following fields - "No", "Time", "Url" and "Text". The "Bookmarks" dialog allows sorting (just click in the column header) and provides "Find" capabilities together with "Delete", "Edit" and "Play" commands.

To display the "Bookmarks" dialog select "Options\Bookmarks" menu item. The following "Bookmarks" dialog will appear:

"Bookmarks" dialog.

Sorting Bookmarks

To sort the bookmarks just click the corresponding column header. The first click on header sorts the content in ascending order, the second click sorts the content in descending order. The third click on the same column header return "No Sort" state.

Finding a Bookmark

To find a bookmark type the required text in the "Find Text" field in the left bottom part of the dialog. As you type the found record will be selected automatically. Press "Find Next" button on the right of the "Find Text" field to find the next record that contains the "Find Text" text.

Playing Back from a Bookmark

To start playback from the selected bookmark press the "Play" button. Or double click a bookmark if 'Double Click Edit' setting is unchecked. The changes will be saved automatically and playback will start from the selected bookmark.

Deleting All Bookmarks

To delete all bookmarks click "Delete All" button and then press "OK" to confirm the deletion.

Deleting Selected Bookmark(s)

To delete a set of selected bookmarks (use multiple selection if required) press "Delete" button and then press "OK" to confirm the deletion.

Double Clicking a Bookmark

The behaviour of double click depends on 'Double Click Edit' setting. If 'Double Click Edit' setting is checked, then double clicking on the bookmark opens the "Edit bookmark" dialog. If 'Double Click Edit' setting is unchecked, then double clicking on the bookmark starts playback from the selected bookmark (the "Bookmarks dialog" is closed and the changes are saved automatically).

Editing a Bookmark

To edit the selected bookmark press the "Edit" button. Or double click the bookmark if 'Double Click Edit' setting is checked. The "Edit bookmark" dialog appears allowing user to edit the bookmark data. The "Edit bookmark" dialog is the same as "New Bookmark" dialog described below except the title window displays "Edit Bookmark" text together with the record number.

The "Edit bookmark" dialog looks like this:

"Edit bookmark" dialog.

Saving Changes

Note that dialog works with the temporary copy of the data. When finishing working with bookmarks press "OK" to save changes or press "Cancel" to discard changes. When double click starts playback the changes are saved automatically.

 


'Add Bookmark' icon.Adding a Bookmark

To add a bookmark select "Options\Add Bookmark" menu item while media file is loaded. The following "New Bookmark" dialog appears with "Url" and "Time" fields already filled. The "Url" field is read-only. Add some text to the "Memo" field (this will help to find the bookmark later), change bookmark time (if required) and press "OK" to save the bookmark.

"New bookmark" dialog.

 

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