Yes, it must be frustrating, sometimes, that users only see their goals and forget the tediuos work needed to implement the details. The implementations are probably never as simple as the underlying ideas!You can get close to binary searching using the thumbnail bar....
...Things can get very complex with joining and DVD processing when you have files with different audio codecs and multiple audio streams.
@phd, MrVideo, DanR
Thanks to your help and some additional e-mails from 'support@VideoReDo.com' (MrVideo in post #3 opened my eyes!) i had a phantastic quick start with VideoReDo. Since my post #15 I use it as first choice TS cutter for my current hobby projects.
Time code "HH:MM:SS.hh" (hundredth of seconds) works in my version, though I still would prefer "HH:MM:SS.mss"; not so much because of higher precision, I would be happy with an added digit "0", but because my "named chapters" notepad text file needs that format. I always forget some of the otherwise necessary manual corrections! I do not care what is under the hood.... The ".mss" format would help to eliminate sources of manual interaction errors.
I also prefer "copy&paste" (Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V) over manual copying of displayed numbers. Again I tend to get too many typos! I sent ideas to support, asking to make the current timecode display only field an edit field and to et inspired by VirtualDub's way of Ctrl+T edit field presentation. This would allow copy & paste and selecting full F# (what's internally used under the hood, I guess) and an external format ("HH:MM:SS.mss" as my choice).
What me also brought forward was making a personal copy of the Keyboard Shortcuts! Doing this I discovered that I can turn off (toggle) the Thumbnail windos bar" by F11. Toggle to OFF boosts slider searching performance! Do you agree?
DanR, having read your advice, I will give the thumbnails another chance.
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