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Use iPhone headphone button in QuickTime on some Macs Laptop Macs
Following up on the recently-covered use of the iPhone headphone in Keynote and iTunes, one can also use the iPhone's headphones button in QuickTime on the new Unibody laptops:
  1. Click: Play / Pause.
  2. Two clicks: Next frame (if movie with no chapters); next chapter (if movie with chapters); next track if it's a playlist.
  3. Three clicks: Restart playback from beginning (if one file), or restart playlist (if it's a playlist).
Cool, eh? :)
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Use iPhone headphone button in QuickTime on some Macs
Authored by: asmeurer on Apr 02, '09 07:56:56AM

My guess is that this just emulates the respective commands with an Apple Remote. So I would guess that it probably works in Front Row too, for example. Note, I don't actually have any new headphones to test.



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Use iPhone headphone button in QuickTime on some Macs
Authored by: joerick on Apr 02, '09 08:53:52AM

ah, yes, that makes sense. I was wondering why apple had bothered to implement so many features to the iphone headphones!



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Use iPhone headphone button in QuickTime on some Macs
Authored by: Stormchild on Apr 02, '09 08:35:26PM

Interesting? Sorta. "Cool"? No, not really.

If you're using a wired remote, you're sitting right next to your Mac anyway. It's easier to simply use the spacebar to start and stop playback, arrow keys for frame stepping, and option+arrow to jump to start/end of selection/chapter/entire video.

No offense intended, but I wish stuff like this would appear in a different listing, separated from tips that are actually useful to anyone.



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Use iPhone headphone button in QuickTime on some Macs
Authored by: Casemon on Nov 06, '11 06:27:48PM

Well Cool to me in that it is a new way to interact with a useful program...

As you so eloquently point out, cool is relative; what is cool to one, is not to another.

To filter the list based on one or another's definition (as you suggest) is misguided, IMO :)



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