How to export markers from WaveLab into audio file for podcasts as chapter markers


I’m using WaveLab Pro 11.2 and I’m looking for a way to “embed” chapter markers into audio files when rendering an audio montage.

Apparently there seems to be an option “copy markers” when rendering a montage, but all this option does is to create an additional *.mrk file.

Unfortunately, as in many places, the documentation does not go into much depth on this topic.


Check here…

You have 3 options in Audio File…

Write Markers in WAV File Header (RIFF Format/BWF Format)

If this option is activated, markers are written in WAV file headers. Thus, the markers are always available even if you open the files in another application.

If Write Markers in WAV File Header (RIFF Format) is activated, markers are written in WAV file headers in the RIFF standard. However, WaveLab Pro has more marker options than the RIFF standard.

If Write Markers in WAV File Header (BWF Format) is activated, markers are written in WAV file headers in the BWF standard. This standard replaces the older RIFF standard. However, not all applications support the BWF standard.

Write Markers in Separate File

If this option is activated, markers are written in a separate file (extension .mrk) that is saved in the same folder as the audio file. This allows marker support in file formats where markers are usually not supported.

but chapter markers I don’t know what that is…
enlighten me or someone else…

It seem you can use “.xml” format after reading some info
on the internet about chapter editors…

regards S-EH

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Well… a chapter marker enables listeners of a podcast to jump to a specific part / chapter of the podcast episode.

There seems to be a way to do this with Audacity and the Auphonic online service, but I suppose a complex commercial audio software like WaveLab should have this option as well.

I found some details on this at this Auphonic blog article from 10 years ago…

Yes I got it and found this info about Auphonic and markers


3. Import Chapter Marks from Audio Input Files and WAV Markers (Zoom, Audition, Garageband, Hindenburg, Ultraschall)

If you use a Zoom Recorder, Audition, Garageband, Hindenburg, Ultraschall, iMovie, Sound Forge, Reaper or any other audio editor (DAW) which supports chapters or markers in WAV files, export your project and Auphonic will import existing chapter marks from your input audio filesautomatically (formats: .mp4, .m4a, .mp3, .flac, .opus, .ogg, .wav, …)

So I really think WL will do what you need
if anyone else got some info share it please

study markers in WL manual

regards S-EH

A direct Chapter generator will be part of the next WaveLab versions (for YouTube and Spotify). In the mean time, you can generate a text file with marker times and edit it to the YouTube or Spotify format.


That’s indeed good news, Thanks!

How exactly will that work? I’m asking since I’m not uploading the podcast episodes directly to Spotify, but they are hosted at and all I had to do to publish them on Spotify was to tell Spotify the URL of my podcasts RSS feed - so will the chapter marks be stored inside the audio file as meta data?

And how do I generate a text file with the markers?

A text file will be generated, then you can use this chapter text file is needed.

Thanks a lot… :+1: so many options… :grin: