Is there a video player for Windows that lets you add bookmarks at specific times in the video?

For example I have a tutorial video that I frequently keep coming back to but only to look up a couple of things demonstrated at specific times, or a favorite movie or a tv show that I only watch for a favourite scene in it.

In both cases I'd love to be able to put a bookmark at a specific time in the video which I can jump to when I open the video in future.

This is like how you can link to youtube videos at specific times by adding #MmSs to the URL.


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VLC supports this feature.

You do it by clicking PlaybackCustom Bookmarks (or, just Ctrl+B) → Create, and VLC will create a bookmark at the current position (displayed in images below).

I've heard of some complains about it, but it's worth giving it a try.

How to do it (images):

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To actually navigate to the bookmark, simply click on it from PlaybackCustom Bookmarks.

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    I've edited your answer to show how to do this. If anything's wrong, feel free to change it. +1 for great option. Commented Oct 5, 2014 at 12:54
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    I tend to get a bit lazy on the tablet. It looks much better, indeed :). And it's correct. Commented Oct 5, 2014 at 17:41

KMPlayer is the perfect media player for this (and for everything else :).

I switched from VLC to this a year ago, because of the (simple) bookmark feature, and you can play any format of video.

To bookmark, 2 options:

  1. right click > bookmark
  2. press p

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  • free
  • runs on Windows 2000 (I think) and over.
  • can play any media format
  • can add bookmarks easily
  • Another excellent answer. Since I experienced some non-related playback issues with VLC after the latest update, I'll deff. look into this myself. Commented Oct 5, 2014 at 12:43
  • @elderelder Thanks. It's a great program, I'm surprised it's free! No saying that VLC is bad - I thought it was the best before I discovered kmplayer. Commented Oct 5, 2014 at 12:44
  • I installed KMPlayer but it doesn't have a bookmark option for .mp4 extensions.
    – SdSaati
    Commented Oct 24, 2019 at 9:03

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