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Does anyone if is any player which supports to take notes while I play a movie or something? I can use notepad, but I have to use mouse or alt-tab extensively in order to switch from notepad to the player to pause the movie.

I was thinking that the guys who add subtitles are using this kind of feature. Any idea?

many thanks

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I don't know of a video player that supports this, but maybe you could open notepad in a small window next to the player? –  Iain Jan 13 '10 at 12:35
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You could always get a keyboard with media hotkeys to allow you to have focus on Notepad while you just have to hit the hotkey to pause/unpause. Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but hope it helps.

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Good advice thank you, but it is a hardware alternative. –  dole doug Jan 14 '10 at 5:27
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there is a free online software on top of youtube player to do similar stuff...check http://beta.onion.tv

Also, available premium service to add lot of relevant metadata to various online or offline video (desktop software). You can get in touch for details via www.onion.tv

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I was looking for something recently as well, and I ran across QT Movie NoteTaker.

I haven't tried it yet, but I downloaded it to take notes on some offline Vimeo presenations, as well as to use with iTunes U videos.

It works for Windows and Mac and uses an embedded QuickTime player. You can enter notes and enter timestamps automatically. Apparently, you can then playback and jump to specific notes.

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Microsoft OneNote does this - I would guess that you would have to have specific video formats. I have used this feature for audio in the past, I didn't realize it worked for video as well:

"If you take notes while playing both audio and video content that are placed on the same page, OneNote will remember the position the note was taken so you later can press the note and get directly to where you were in the audio or video file when you wrote the note." Via:OneNote Fan

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Here is an idea for a new app: If you can get information about the video currently being played in iTunes / WMP... etc. Then you can hook it up to a note-taking tool.

e.g.

Video File: How To Use My App.avi [1:23] some comments here [34:58] Chapter 2

Whenever you type something the app would insert [00:00] timestamp into the note taking tool. Reversely it can highlight the timestamped lines when the video is being played back again.

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