May 032005

I apologize for beating this topic to death, but my QuickTime 7 + AppleScript saga continues…

I was able to get the following full screen AppleScript hack to work in QT7; however, it only seems to work for movies encoded in the ultrasexy H.264 (HD) format:

tell application "QuickTime Player"
   present movie 1 scale screen
end tell

Issues I found with this AppleScript (and I’m sure there are many more):

  • In H.264 movies, entering and then exiting full screen mode freezes the image in the QT 7 movie window (the sound continues to play normally)
  • In “MPEG1 Muxed” movies, entering full screen mode freezes the image (once again, the sound continues to play normally)

I’m sure some of you out there won’t be able to resist the urge to investigate this in greater detail. In any case, there’s always VLC.

 Posted by at 4:22 pm

  One Response to “Success! (Kinda)”

  1. yeah, i totally rocked out batman begins on my 20″ display. however, the resolution was actually lowered because HD is too wide. now that’s hardcore.

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