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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator Apps
Tiger only hintHere's how you can view movies in full-screen mode without buying the QuickTime 7 Pro. First, make a new Automator (in /Applications) workflow. Click on Finder in the Library column, and then move "Ask for Finder Items" from the Action column into the far-right work area. Set Type to files. Check "Allow Multiple Selection."

Next, select QuickTime in the Library, and add the "Set Movie Playback Properties" item from the Action column to the work area. Check "Present" and then select "Fullscreen" from the "Presentation Size" dropdown.

Press Play and select your QuickTime movie (or movies). Whenever you open them from Finder in the future, they will automatically begin playing in fullscreen. You get access to the fullscreen controls when you move your mouse. Don't exit fullscreen mode, though, or you'll have to restart the process.

[robg adds: This didn't work the way I thought it would when testing. When you run the action, each movie you chose will briefly open then close. At that point, you can quit Automator (save the workflow if you want to use it again), and any movies you selected will now always open in fullscreen mode. The challenge comes when you want to get things back to "normal" size.

First I tried modifying the Automator action to set it back to "normal" for the same set of movies I was testing with. That didn't work -- the movies still opened in fullscreen mode. The only way I could fix it, ironically enough, requires the exact package this hint seeks to avoid: with QuickTime Pro, you can use the Window: Get Movie Properties menu item, click on the movie's name, click the Presentation tab, and uncheck the 'Enter fullscreen when opened' option. Without QuickTime Pro, though, I couldn't find any way to reverse this setting.]
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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: guybrush on May 03, '05 12:55:50PM
Just use the Terminal to temporarily set the window to fullscreen. Just play the Trailer/Movie, open up a Terminal and execute:
osascript -e 'tell application "Quicktime Player" to present movie 1'
If you cant remember the command, i suggest you make an alias of it by editing your .bash_profile :)

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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: dbax on May 03, '05 02:15:52PM
You can use Automator with the script posted by guybrush to make yourself a little app that will tell Quicktime to go full screen. Here's how:

Create a new Automator workflow. Click on "Automator" in the Library column, then move the "Run AppleScript" action over to your workflow.

In your workflow, replace
(* Your script goes here *)
with:
tell application "QuickTime Player" to present movie 1
In the File menu of Automator, choose "Save As...". In the "File Format" dropdown, choose "Application", then save it someplace convenient.

Start up Quicktime with the movie you want to watch fullscreen, then run the app you created. Fullscreen!

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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: badger brigade on May 03, '05 04:18:43PM
You could use (after "Get Selected Finder Items")

on run {input, parameters}
	tell application "QuickTime Player"
		open input
		present movie 1
	end tell
end run
and make it an Automator Finder plugin.

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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: PeteVerdon on May 03, '05 02:36:08PM

Or you could just watch your movies in VLC.

Pete



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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: k00bi on May 03, '05 11:19:34PM
This comes from macbidouille:

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

Works a treat...

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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: jhonny on May 05, '05 05:26:50AM
Or if you have the system wide AppleScipt menu enabled you can just create a AppleScript with one line:
tell application "QuickTime Player" to present movie 1
and save it to your Scripts folder at
/Library/Scripts
Then you can select the script from the Scripts menu while watching a QuickTime movie to switch it fullscreen.

Does anyone know how to enable QuickTime Player only script menu? So you wouldn't have to enable the system wide script menu.

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10.4: Watch fullscreen QuickTime movies via Automator
Authored by: jehrler on May 18, '05 06:37:02PM

BTW, this script works great with QuicKeys. I just created a shortcut that runs this AppleScript when I type Command F. Works just as well as having Pro!



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