Does anybody know how they got the little yellow lines indicating "chapters" in this YouTube video?

chapter markers in YouTube

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    Those are ad breaks and they're automatic (for YouTube partners). – Shahar Aug 27 '14 at 14:54
  • Uh I guess they are and only because of how the show is structured with it's commercials, they coincide with the different chapters... I suppose there are no ads playing for me b/c of AdBlock? – olli Aug 28 '14 at 0:18
  • Then maybe Youtube Partners can choose when they want their ads, but it's automatic (every X intervals) if you just upload the video. And yeah, it's ads, you don't see them because of AdBlock. – Shahar Aug 28 '14 at 0:21

As mentioned in the comments, those chapter markers aren't chapter markers but ad break markers. Ad breaks are only available on videos longer than 10 minutes, and can be placed either automatically or manually.

Putting ads in places where a new chapter or sequence begins makes sense of course (as opposed to putting one mid-sentence), so those ad-markers do double as chapter markers as well.

See also: Manage ad breaks in long videos - YouTube Help

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