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Show QT video full-screen with non-Pro client Apps
I installed QuickTime 6 the other night, and realized I lost the ability to "present movies" (watch them in full-screen mode). That sucked. A lot. But with some quick AppleScript trickery, I can now watch QuickTime 6 movies in full screen without shelling out thirty bucks just for that functionality, legally (if the command is in the dictionary, and isn't blocked, that's no one's fault but Apple's).

Read the rest of the article for the AppleScript...

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Full-screener! by Mikey-San.
http://www.mikey-san.net/
If you make changes, add a comment below and keep the ones above!
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on open theMovie
tell application "QuickTime Player"
activate
set request to display dialog "Select a scaling, fool!" with icon
note buttons {"normal", "double", "screen"} default button "screen"
if button returned of request is "normal" then
open theMovie
present movie 1 scale normal
else if button returned of request is "double" then
open theMovie
present movie 1 scale double
else if button returned of request is "screen" then
open theMovie
present movie 1 scale screen
end if
end tell
end open
Enter the above script in ScriptEditor, save it as an application, then drag and drop the movie to be viewed onto the script's icon and choose "screen" for a full-screen presentation.

Now, to figure out how to get MPEG-2 support without the $20 MPEG-2 module!
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Ah, good script!
Authored by: ikim1213 on Jul 22, '02 12:52:49PM

Thanks for the tip. Now I don't need to upgrade to Pro to enjoy Full Screen. But do you think there's a way to use AppleScript to launch a MPEG-4 movie in QT?



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You could also use the your old QT5 app
Authored by: tomhackett on Jul 22, '02 06:21:11PM

If you have a Pro key for version 5, then you could also just extract your old version 5 QT Player app from the OS X install disks using Pacifist.
The QT 5 app will function just like it used to, with the ability to export and play full screen, but you'll be able to use the new features of QT6 like MPEG4 and AAC.



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It doesn't work for me
Authored by: gdelfino on Sep 12, '03 11:15:53AM
Script Editor doesn't like any of the lines that start with 'present'
present movie 1 scale screen
Has Apple blocked this functionality?

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It doesn't work for me
Authored by: Mikey-San on Sep 13, '03 12:53:40AM

Compiles fine over here with the latest public Script Editor beta and the standard 1.9 app, along with the latest version of QT Player.

Not sure what's going on with you. Are you copying and pasting, or writing custom code? If the latter, please post it here.



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