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10.6: View small movies at the correct size in Snow Leopard System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintThe Quicktime X player in Snow Leopard cannot scale its window smaller than the width of the floating control bar. I often want to watch small movies created from screen grabs, and Quicktime X is useless for this -- the resulting playback is fuzzy, having been scaled unnecessarily.

To quickly view a movie without this restriction, I drag it into a new mail message. The player used in Mail has the old-style controller at the bottom, and plays the movies at the correct size.

[robg adds: Another solution is to install and use QuickTime 7, which you can do with the Snow Leopard install disc (customize the installation to see it). QuickTime X is, for me, one of the major disappointments in Snow Leopard. I'm sure it's a foundation for more to come, but compared to its predecessor, it's a very feature-poor cousin with an annoying and useless interface.]
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Or...
Authored by: lincd0 on Dec 23, '09 06:45:38PM

...preview in the Finder?



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10.6: View small movies at the correct size in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Sam Rohn on Dec 24, '09 03:04:16AM
quicklook works fine too, just select your .mov in the finder & hit the space bar -
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Download QT7 player from Apple...
Authored by: jecwobble on Dec 24, '09 07:01:46AM
...instead of having to break out your Snow Leopard install disc.

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/



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