DVD Player or Quicktime Addon - Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Danieljohn, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Danieljohn macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    Hi All!

    I am new to the forums, but I have a question, and I wasn't sure where to find the answer.

    I'm wondering if it's possible to add-on functionality to Quicktime or DVD Player? (I would be hiring a programmer to do this if it is possible).

    The type of functionality I'm looking to add on is "Event Recording".

    By Event Recording, I mean, a way to setup a TIMELOCK/SYNC with the the video that is playing, and be able to tally events that occur throughout the video and have it export an excel spreadsheet that lists out the events that occurred.

    As an example, during a basketball game, I will have video footage of games from each season for our high school. I want to be able to go through and record the statistics as they happen for the league, so that we can tally them up. I do NOT want to write them on paper and deal with that whole nightmare. So basically I would be able to play the video, stop it at, let's say, 1:14 when Player A makes a 3 pointer. So in the Excel file it would list PLAYER A - 1:14 - 3 Pointer (but also adds it to that players points).

    I hope that's enough info for someone to help with a response.

    Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!

  2. paintstripper macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010
    Dvd player is scriptable using applescript. Here is a link that should give you some more information Link

    The link does seem a little old, but I am not using a Mac at the moment so I can't check the version of the newest dvd player.

  3. Danieljohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2010

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