Yes, the absence of chapter options in a non-DVD/BD workflow is frustrating, but not so easy to work around.
Have you tried the Encore export to flash? Probably also limited for future-proofing, but plays back in a browser with chapter structure. Can do this from a harddrive or USB.
Thanks Stan, but isn't flash for short clips? I record complete musicals (with 6 or more 4K camera's) and edit the footage to a 720P movie that can last for an hour or even two hours. H264 MP4 is my preferred video output. I can't understand why a non-professional package like Nero eats chapters for breakfast and the entire Adobe sweet not.
I think there are still advantages to Blu-ray. This is one.
Nero includes an authoring aspect.
No, flash video can be long. Encore is transcoding into flv or f4v, so you can have BD quality.
There are pluses and minuses for the flash option. Check help.
Thanks Stan and Jim. I think for the moment I'll keep using Nero for the "chaptering". After all, it's dirt cheap (a yearly update costs around 40 Dollars/Euro's, easy to use (and I started my video-editing adventure years ago using Nero Video) and the results are fine.