Questions about Apple Scripting.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mackaveli, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    Hi, i just have a basic question about scripting since im not too familiar with it.

    i was just wondering if its possible to write a script so i have an audio file play on quicktime and a video file play with VLC player so they sync up together. IF so, is it easy to write a script like this?

    thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In general terms this is very difficult. If one app stutters then the other would need to be paused foe exactly the right amount of time.

    I don't think you will be able to get a good solution in AppleScript. The best you might get is to be able to script the starting of the 2 files in the 2 apps so as they occur at the same time (give or take a few milliseconds).
     
  3. mackaveli thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, yah i figured that but just wanted to make sure. I just manually press play/pause until they sync up. Thanks for the response
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Just out of curiosity, why do you need to do this?
     
  5. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Just a thought... how about you play them both in Quicktime? If it's an obscure format, someone's probably written a plugin.
     
  6. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    or if you got iMovie, just edit them together a-la Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz
     
  7. siliconjones macrumors member

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    yeh, why don't you just combine the two together. You could do so in imovie. Much simpler.
     

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