Couple of 'basic' ones.... Attachments/Quicktime

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peter Franks, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Hi, just wondered if there is any way to brighten up QuickTime when viewing. I downloaded a trailer of a film and the same trailer being streamed on the web was not half as dark. The brightness on the MBP settings don't do it, it just washes it out. Does QT have any contrast settings that I don't know about?

    Also... when receiving emails and I want to just view the attachment sometimes 'Quick Look' is not always the best way, but the only other choice is to click 'Save'. If I don't want to save it, is there any way of just opening it and viewing it. My download folder is full of attachments I don't really need and am constantly emptying it.

    Thanks
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to just double-click them.
     
  3. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    Player 7 does. (Window > Show A/V Controls)

    Player X does not.
     
  4. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you!

    7, X, My QT is version 10 but doesn't have 'show AV controls' under window so guessing it's wrong, Do you upgrade them then?
     
  5. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So the current Mac comes with X, but the older version '7' has the options to adjust contrast? What's that all about?
     
  6. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    Apple "improved" it by taking away advanced features that few people use.
    Apple does this a lot, actually.

    You can find out how to install QuickTime Player 7 here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3678
     
  7. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I see, so basically they downgraded, Thanks for that. It was silly to remove viewing options that basic like contrast etc...
     

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