Automator: Loop a MP4 file in full screen

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  1. Blackstick macrumors 6502

    Blackstick

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    #1
    Hi Folks,

    Got a Mac Mini the company wants to use to loop a 1 minute Keynote turned slide-video, I want to play the on the Mac's display full-screen on a loop-- kind of like in a kiosk mode.

    I have Automator Get Specified Movies, and then Play Movies... but it never plays them in QuickTime 10. I'm not sure what I'm missing here. thanks for your help :)
     
  2. kryten2, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014

    kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    The easiest solution would be to convert your MP4 file to a MOV file. Selecting a MOV file in the Get Specified Movies action will play it in the Play Movies action.
    You can also try this :

    Automator :

    1. Get Specified Movies (MP4 file)
    2. Run AppleScript action with the following :

      Code:
      on run {input, parameters}
      	(* Your script goes here *)
      	tell application "QuickTime Player"
      		activate
      		set movieDocument to open first item of input
      		set movieDocument's looping to true
      		play movieDocument
      		present movieDocument
      	end tell
      	--return input
      end run
     

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  3. Blackstick thread starter macrumors 6502

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