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18th June 2004, 11:58 AM
Sorry if this has been asked before but the search feature wasn't working for me. Is there an app, file or something that will allow quicktime to go fullscreen. I don't really want to pay for pro just for fullsceen - unless I have to.

18th June 2004, 12:07 PM
VLC or mPlayer will do it for free. :)


18th June 2004, 12:27 PM

kim jong il
11th July 2004, 10:59 PM
I have been known to use 'PRO' on occasion. If it offers full screen playback (unless DL quality/resolution allows it), I don't know about it (yet). VLC is great as disko points out above; likewise download a few codecs and there is nothing that quicktime will do that VLC does not (in BASIC user mode that is). VLC also offers a LARGE variety of customisable options regarding playback; 'PRO' lets you save downloads. Mplayer (another sourceforge offering) may be worth a look as well.


12th July 2004, 03:01 PM

If you want a very lightweight full-screen Quicktime player, I've written one. It's about 150kb and all it does is play Quicktime-savvy movies full-screen.

If you want to try it out, you can download it from this page (http://www.geocities.com/dagronf/quigley/). It's called Quigley (don't ask :rolleyes: ). Documentation is a little sparse (check the ReadMe file in the downloaded disk image).

You can drop any Quicktime movie (this includes avi and mpg as long as you have a Quicktime-supported codec for the type) onto the application and it will launch automatically, or just double-click the applications icon and chose either 'Open File' or 'Open URL' from the File menu.

Anyway, it's there if you want to try it.

Oh and btw. to quit the application when you've got a movie running just press Command-Q -- I seem to have forgotten that in the doco :P

Cheers -- Darren.

12th July 2004, 04:06 PM
Nice little app you&#39;ve made there scruff. Always good to see a small, < 100K piece of software that does what it intends to, quickly and simply.

What else have you planned for quigley, and any other software you&#39;ve released for Mac?


12th July 2004, 04:31 PM
Thanks bYrd,

Generally the stuff I write fills a hole or gets around something that I find annoying. Most of the code I write is usually just as a learning example for me. I post bits on my webpage (http://www.geocities.com/dagronf/) regarding different apps I&#39;m mucking around on and occasionally I make them available if I think they&#39;re stable enough and fit for non-nerd consumption :-) . Generally I stop working on something once I&#39;ve got it to a point where I&#39;m happy with it (ie. it does what I originally needed to do) but if anyone posts feedback or suggestions it starts me going again.

I worked for a while on an app I called &#39;Looking Glass&#39; which was meant to be a superior replacement to the Finder&#39;s &#39;find&#39; command, allowing for searching from an arbitrary directory (Apple&#39;s current Find annoys me intensely in the fact that you have to add search paths manually), the ability to save the search into a &#39;smart folder&#39;, preview known types of file (eg. images), searching within content using regular expressions, against labels, extensions, dates, file types etc. etc all specified using dynamic plugins. But I&#39;ve somewhat lost the enthusiasm since the Tiger preview :-).

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for new utilities, give me a holler -- I&#39;m always looking for a challenge.

Cheers -- Darren.

21st July 2004, 10:32 AM
Ripped from the XvsXP.com website (http://www.xvsxp.com/scriptability/applescript/)... using Applescript to play a movie full-screen.

Want to play movies fullscreen in QuickTime, but don&#39;t want to hand over &#036;30? Here&#39;s 2 ways to do it (other than removing the offending code from Apple&#39;s Present Front Movie script):

The Droplet Method:
Download this this Applescript droplet (http://www.xvsxp.com/scriptability/applescript/Play-Full-Screen.sit). Drop movie files onto the Droplet icon to play them in full screen.

For the curious, here&#39;s the code:

on open fileName
tell application "QuickTime Player"
open fileName
present movie 1
end tell
end open

Add a Full Screen Menu item to QuickTime:

If you haven&#39;t already, turn on the Script Menu on your computer by double clicking the (Script Menu.menu folder for Jaguar or Install Script Menu app for Panther)
located in Applications> AppleScript.

Download this script (http://www.xvsxp.com/scriptability/applescript/Play-Full-Screen-menu.zip) and place it in the Library>Scripts folder.

Select the Play Full Screen option in the Menu to play an open movie full screen.

For the curious, here&#39;s the code:

tell application "QuickTime Player"
choose from list {"half", "normal", "double", "screen", "current"} with prompt "Select a scale:"
if the result is not false then
if the result is "half" then present movie 1 scale half
if the result is "normal" then present movie 1 scale normal
if the result is "double" then present movie 1 scale double
if the result is "screen" then present movie 1 scale screen
if the result is "current" then present movie 1 scale current
end if
end tell