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Yesterday over on the Macworld forums, a reader was having trouble getting QuickTime streams from enya.com to play properly. When clicked, the streams (from the Video section of the site) would open the user's RealOne Player, and then not stream.

Christopher Breen did some digging and came up with the solution -- you need to open RealOne Player's preferences, and disable the "Real Time Streaming Protocol" section in the Media Types preference. As Christopher points out, you might actually have to enable it once, click OK, then re-open and disable it and click OK to make the changes "stick."

Once you've done this, though, the QuickTime streams will open properly in QuickTime Player.
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Not all RTSP streams are alike
Authored by: earthsaver on Aug 06, '04 10:45:18AM

Unfortunately, some RTSP streams are QuickTime files while others are Real Audio files. At best, these applications should differentiate based on the type of file at hand. But they don't.

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Q16 1.25 - Panther



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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: tc_nyc on Aug 06, '04 12:13:19PM

I would bet that fixing this in QuickTime would work as well.

1) Open System Preferences
2) Click 'QuickTime'
3) Click 'MIME Types'
4) Click 'Use Defaults'



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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: googoo on Aug 06, '04 01:43:25PM

You would think that fixing it in QuickTime would work, but I tried this some time ago with no luck!

-Mark



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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Aug 06, '04 10:27:04PM

Of course, since RTSP streams can be Real or QuickTime, this method will break RealVideo RTSP streams.

I've found the best solution is to simply use RealPlayer 10, which plays QuickTime video. That way, all RTSP streams will play, regardless of format.



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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: fful@conncoll.ed on Aug 07, '04 12:09:56AM

This shows why, when coding a web page to play streaming QuickTime movies, you should never use "rtsp", the results are inconsistent. You need to create a reference movie, this lives on the web server, and points to the streaming movie on the streaming server. You then use OBJECT and EMBED tags to play the reference movie, which calls up the streaming movie.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/authoring/embed.html
One way to make the reference movie is with QuickTime Player Pro:
Go to File>Open URL in New Player
Type in the absolute url of your streaming movie, using rtsp://....
After the movie appears, go to File, Save As...give a name and make self-contained.

Frank Fulchiero



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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: osxpounder on Aug 09, '04 05:46:10PM

Excellent advice for content creators, there. I want to add two steps to your process of creating a reference movie:

1. Right before you save your reference movie, stop playback and use the Rewind button to send the playhead all the way to the beginning. If you don't, your reference movie will start playing from the location of the playhead at the time you saved. [Note that you can use this to your advantage if you *want* playback to start elsewhere].

2. Ensure that the QuickTime movie you're watching is at the appropriate size, on your screen, before saving your reference movie, too. If you open a QuickTime movie via URL, as described above, but then you drag the corner to resize it, then your reference movie will open to that same size. To resize it to its "normal" size, press CMD-1. [Likewise, you can use this to your advantage if you prefer your ref movie to play back at a different size].

Other things get saved with a ref movie: changes to Color, Brightness, Tint, and Contrast, [all of which I tested], and perhaps more, if there are any more settings or properties we haven't covered.

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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: dontlikehippies on Aug 07, '04 01:10:31AM

When I try to access Enya's site, I get an error message telling me not to view, listen, or experience in any way the garbage she puts out... gotta love Panther



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Force QuickTime streams to play in QuickTime
Authored by: stonemtn on Aug 08, '04 12:10:01PM

What I'd like to know is how to get the CNN video to play in Quicktime. I always get a "broken media" symbol instead of the video. I'd like to show my support for Quicktime at CNN, but I am forced to use Real instead because of the problem in implementation there.

Anyone had success?



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