timeline displayed as sum of seconds

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Can one change the timeline display? Specifically I want to see sum of seconds, e.g. 00:01:32 would be 93.
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Joe Morgan

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You cannot change the timecode display.

Regards,Joe
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my workaround has been to use an Excel spreadsheet function to do the conversions for me
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(while I am syncing audio with video) I use markers to mark places of audio that need to be fixed. Is there a way to export markers as .txt (or any) file to get into Excel?  
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no; but you could use captions; they can be copied out as text
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I think this works:  (A little late, but maybe it will  help someone...)

If you produce the video using  Options> Table of Contents, then open the yourvideoname_config.xml file (one of the files that gets output.

In there, search for your first marker name.
The time is in Miliseconds - just google "convert milliseconds to minutes" (or seconds)
It's rather cryptic, and elsewhere I will be submitting a feature request to  be able to output this into a more usable format, but it beats manually typing everything!

Here's a sample from a test video I produced:  I named my markers things like  "Marker 4 @ 10.01 sec" so that I could easily understand the time in plain English and compare it to what the xml file says.

xmpDM:trackName="Table of Contents">
                     <xmpDM:markers>
                        <rdf:Seq>
                           <rdf:li><rdf:Description 
xmpDM:name="1. Marker 1 @ 0" xmpDM:startTime="0" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="0" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="0, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="2. Marker 2 @ 2 secondsxmpDM:startTime="2000" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="1" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="75, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="3. Marker 3" xmpDM:startTime="7100" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="2" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="150, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="4. Marker 4 @ 10.01 sec" xmpDM:startTime="10033" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="3" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="225, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li><rdf:li><rdf:Description xmpDM:name="5. Marker 5 @ 1 min 00 sec 01ms" xmpDM:startTime="60033" tscDM:image="Testing_marker_Thumbnails.png" tscDM:imageindex="4" tscDM:imageoffset="0" tscDM:imagerect="300, 0, 75, 42"/></rdf:li></rdf:Seq>
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nice job

if you can locate a download for free XMLNotepad [Microsoft used to offer this], it makes it very easy to parse the config.xml

this old tutorial demonstrates this ...

How To Work With ConfigXML File Using XMLNotepad
http://www.screencast.com/t/BdHHL7nYTCD

watch at about 49 seconds into the short video