Enlarge/Lengthen status bar in Quicktime or VLC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by liquidsense, May 4, 2008.

  1. liquidsense macrumors member

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    This is kind of a dumb question, but one I think is worth asking. Is there any way to increase the length of the status bar in video players such as Quicktime or VLC?

    As an example, in WMP on Windows, the status bar was as long as you made the window wide. In other words, you could lengthen the status bar by simply making the video window wider (without necessarily having to make the window taller). In the alternative, you could just maximize the window and have the longest possible status bar.

    The reason I ask is because the longer the status bar, the more accurate one can be with choosing the location that they want to view. By default, the Quicktime and VLC status bars are so short, that I will literally be jumping by 10 minute increments in a 2 hour long movie when I only intend to jump forward 2 minutes. Pressing the FF button is slow, tedious, and often buggy (at least for me).

    Any ideas?
     
  2. richardsim7 macrumors regular

    richardsim7

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    I found it pretty awesome that I could 2 finger scroll to fast-forward/rewind in videos, so that's how I navigate for skipping things like credits on TV shows :)

    -Rich-
     
  3. liquidsense thread starter macrumors member

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