How does one go about creating a video playlist in quicktime?

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  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    Can it be done or do you need a plug-in or seperate program?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You use iTunes. You can put movies into iTunes just like you do music. Create playlists, and even play them full screen.

    QuickTime Player is not meant for that kind of stuff.
     
  3. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    This only seems to work with mp4 or apple formats. I have many Divx movies and tv shows, how can I playlist them?
     
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  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You can use SMIL, an XML-based playlist format. For example, create a file called foo.smil, and add the file (or network) locations of the items in the order you want them.

    Code:
    <smil>
      <body>
        <seq>
          <video src="file:///Users/imeowbot/movies/themovie/part1.mov"/>
          <video src="file:///Users/imeowbot/movies/themovie/part2.mov"/>
        </seq>
      </body>
    </smil>
    
    Then, open foo.smil with QuickTime (a few different players understand this format).

    There is also an audio tag that works the same way to string sound files together.

    More on SMIL
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    If you get a DivX plug-in for QuickTime (such as perian) instead of a standalone player that can play DivX files (such as VLC), you should be able to playlist them in iTunes.
     
  7. pirateyarrr macrumors regular

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    This almost worked, but the aspect of the movie that was then played was way off, and I didn't have any idea how to fix that.
     
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  9. pctechtv macrumors member

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    Smil

    This sounds like great stuff. Does anybody know if Quicktime does not support this any more. I followed the PDF and other info I read online, and I cant get Quicktime to play clear audio. The video seems to be fine but the audio when I play video files is sounding like a jackhammer is playing in the background. I have tried to change some settings but every time I have choppy audio on the files. Everything else from the SMIL spec works well this is incredible. However if it can't work I am back to the drawing board for an audio player that has the playlist feature. Thanks
     
  10. onekerato macrumors regular

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    VLC supports playlists for audio/video, supports wide range of av formats too.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
     

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