TIP: How to view a Quicktime movie in full screen without Pro

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  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    Inspirede by edesignuk's thread, I've got a tip that I've been meaning to post for some time.[​IMG]

    This is an easy way to view Quicktime movies in full screen without Pro (although it works with Pro also)

    Open a simple text editor and input these lines:


    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?>
    <embed src="NAME_OF_TRAILER.mov" autoplay="true" fullscreen="full" />
    Including all quotes and whatnot.

    Save it as a file with a .qtl extention in the same folder as the movie you want to play full screen, double click and enjoy full screen goodness.[​IMG]
     
  2. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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  3. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    What's the name of the movie you're trying to play?

    I can make the code in a jip.
     
  4. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    I tried multiple movies, one was SLC Punk.mov
     
  5. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Okay try this:

    Download this movie (about 600k)

    http://homepage.mac.com/magicshow/.Movies/switch.mov

    (ctrl/right click and select save link to disc or something like that)

    Save it to say...Desktop, take this code, copy it into a text editor and save as switch.qtl on Desktop (or wherever you saved it.)

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?>
    <embed src="switch.mov" autoplay="true" fullscreen="full" />
    Of course exclude the little code and ' at the top and bottom, that's just part of the vB code.
     
  6. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Still no luck :(, it just opens up like a normal file :(.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Works perfect for me, to make the file I used TextEdit, then from the format menu selected "Make plain text" (to remove the rtf file extn), then enter the text from vniow's above post and save as a .qtl, when it says:

    Save Plain text
    Document name xxxxx.qtl already seems to have an extension.
    Append '.txt' anyway?

    Select "Don't append"

    edit: fixed some typos ;)
     
  8. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    [​IMG]Well I don't know what to tell you then, I don't have Pro on my iBook and it plays full screen, no prob.

    Maybe trashing the preferences will do the trick, I dunno.

    And when you say it opens up as a normal file, do you mean a normal Quicktime file or just a generic file?

    Edit: I didn't see edesignuk's post.[​IMG]
     
  9. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I found the problem, I used Simpletext instead of text edit and when I saved it added the .qtl BUT it didnt change the file type. Text edit changed the file type for me along with adding the extension, so it works now.

    Thanks, now I dont need to hide the dock before watching a movie :)
     
  10. comrade macrumors regular

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    I usually just zoom in on the movie using the shortcut. Obviously, this saves more time in the long run but is that essentially the same ting, quality-wise?
     

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