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Use QuickTime Player to 'watch' text files
Authored by: onefoot17 on Jan 08, '08 08:54:13AM

veerrry interesting. it also seems to work with some PDF files i tested. is it maybe because of QuickLook is so integrated with the system and the programs can all access some underlying structure?



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Use QuickTime Player to 'watch' text files
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 08, '08 10:48:49PM

I tried it first with a PDF, and I saw rendered views of whole pages. Going from page to page was not predicable. Interesting, but useless.

Then I dropped a text file on it, one that was a list of 11 things I love about my wife. It had 2 lines of white space after each list item. They played on the screen, white text on black, about 1.5 seconds per item, and ~ a half second between 'em. Cool. I found I could cut & paste [I'm using QuickTime Pro, if that makes a difference] and rearrange them just as if I was working with a video or audio clip. Cool.

Yep, I believe QT has been able to do this since way, way back, but I never actually tried this very thing.

BTW, the only way I tried it was dropping files onto a QT icon that I keep in Finder's toolbar.



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