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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player System 10.6
As most people are probably aware, the new QuickTime X Player in Snow Leopard has no preferences. One of the preferences I greatly missed was to automatically start playing a movie when it was opened.

Well I'm happy to say you can re-enable that behavior with the following Terminal command:
defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen 1
The movie will now start when opened without you having to press the Play button.
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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: shakerben on Sep 03, '09 09:14:46AM

Anyone know a way to restore the autoplay when switching to full screen?
I don't want movies to always autoplay but am really used to autoplay when I cmd+F



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: robelkin on Sep 03, '09 02:12:46PM

Second this, I tried a couple of variations on this hint to provide this functionality but to no avail.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: NoName on Sep 04, '09 07:23:58AM
Megabyte Computing made a PrefPane for "QuickTime Player X"

more info here: http://megabytecomp.com/apps.aspx

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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: DCJ001 on Sep 05, '09 02:30:16PM

I installed this QuickTime Player X preference pane. It appears to work great, except that it resets to its default settings, for me, when I reboot.

Anyone else having this problem? I sent a message to the people who made it, hoping for a solution from them.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: DCJ001 on Sep 05, '09 05:50:09PM
Actually, it appears that one's setting are maintained:

"The only bug I ran into was that the menu options reset once you quit System Preferences, but it doesn't reset the changes you made (it just looks like they are changed back, but they really aren't)."

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=8402989&postcount=37

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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: pendraggon87 on Sep 03, '09 12:28:56PM

How did you find that preference? Running strings does not seem to come up with anything.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: leamanc on Sep 03, '09 09:08:54PM

Not the hint author here, but I imagine he just used an older "defaults" command that was known to work in previous versions of QuickTime.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: DCJ001 on Sep 03, '09 01:51:31PM

But, how would one keep QuickTime X in full screen mode when switching to another application and back? I've already reported this to Apple. But is there a Terminal fix to maintain full screen in QuickTime X at all times?

Thanks.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: dggraphics on Sep 03, '09 04:30:38PM

Full screen playback works when switching to another app, only if the movie is played fullscreen on a secondary monitor, weird



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: seanm5 on Sep 03, '09 06:38:48PM
Try this Terminal command to keep QTX in full-screen while switching apps:
defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGFullScreenExitOnAppSwitch 0
if it doesn't work or you want to restore the default behavior then here's the command to do that:
defaults delete com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGFullScreenExitOnAppSwitch


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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: DCJ001 on Sep 03, '09 07:13:16PM

Looks good.

Thanks.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: iampivot on Sep 03, '09 04:25:58PM

Im desperately trying to find an option to turn OFF autoplay for embedded videos in safari, that uses the new <video> tag. Anyknow know how to do that?



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: rmanke on Sep 23, '09 06:06:25PM

Thanks for the tip!

Now, if only someone had a tip to restore the ability to double-click on a video to make it toggle full screen mode.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: elipari on Sep 25, '09 12:48:03AM

How about for the ability for Quicktime X to automatically quit full screen mode at the end of a video?
All it does at the end of videos now is stop with a black screen and you have to manually Command+F to get out.



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10.6: Enable autoplay of movies in QuickTime Player
Authored by: sjaak on Jun 21, '10 05:01:10PM
I've created a SIMBL plugin for Quicktime Player X to automatically start playback of the movie when entering full screen and resigning full screen when the movie ends. Works on OSX 1.6.0 - 1.6.4.

Check: http://github.com/sjaek/QTXAutoPlayFullscreen

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