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In this topic you will learn about cue points and how to add, edit and delete them using the Media module.
A cue point is a marker at a precise time point in the duration of a video. You can use cue points to trigger mid-roll ads (that is, ads that occur during playback of the video content, like a commercial break) or to separate chapters or scenes in a long-form video.
Cue points can be added to videos using the Media module or by using the Catalog API. For more information on adding cue points using the Catalog API, see the developer document Using Cue Points.
This topic is organized into the following sections:
To add cue points to a video, open the Media module and follow these steps:
After cue points are added to a video, at runtime, the cue points are converted into HTML5 WebVTT cue elements. When this conversion takes place, some of the cue point data, like type and cue point time, are converted into the text track. The cue point time value will be mapped into the WebVTT cue
endTime properties. See this document for more information on the VTTCue interface.
To edit cue points in a video, open the Media module and follow these steps:
Note: Once in edit mode, the Previous and Next buttons can be used to navigate to other cue points.
Note: It is not possible to have multiple cue points with the same timecode.
To delete cue points, open the Media module and follow these steps: