Chapters allow you to indicate key points in your content to make it easy for your listeners to navigate to moments of interest and provide greater insight into the audio they are listening to. Chapters show up on Timbre Player and can also be retrieved via the API.

Add Chapters

To add chapters to an episode, head to the Advanced section on the edit page for that episode where you can click on +Chapter Markers.

The chapter markers page shows two waveforms of your content. The grey waveform at the bottom visualises the entire audio file while the top waveform shows the highlighted area surrounding the playhead on the lower view. You can change the zoomed view using the zoom level slider (maximum value shows full waveform). You can listen to the audio by clicking the play button. The file will play from the black marker, click any point in the waveform to move the playback marker. 

To set a chapter marker, click on a point on the waveform and click "+ Add marker".

A line with a black box will appear on your waveform, this denotes the position of your chapter marker.

To add a name and description to this marker, head down the page to the "Chapter Markers" panel.

The play button will playback the audio from the marker time so you can check that it's correct. The trash button will remove the marker. 

Repeat this process to add as many chapters as you need.

When you are happy with the changes, click on save and preview to see how it will present in the Timbre player. The markers will appear as dots below the progress bar/waveform. Hovering over the chapter will reveal its name  and clicking will continue playback from the marker’s position.