How does one go about creating a video playlist in quicktime?

dpaanlka

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Nov 16, 2004
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You use iTunes. You can put movies into iTunes just like you do music. Create playlists, and even play them full screen.

QuickTime Player is not meant for that kind of stuff.
 

marcel-v

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Oct 25, 2006
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This only seems to work with mp4 or apple formats. I have many Divx movies and tv shows, how can I playlist them?
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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You can use SMIL, an XML-based playlist format. For example, create a file called foo.smil, and add the file (or network) locations of the items in the order you want them.

Code:
<smil>
  <body>
    <seq>
      <video src="file:///Users/imeowbot/movies/themovie/part1.mov"/>
      <video src="file:///Users/imeowbot/movies/themovie/part2.mov"/>
    </seq>
  </body>
</smil>
Then, open foo.smil with QuickTime (a few different players understand this format).

There is also an audio tag that works the same way to string sound files together.

More on SMIL
 

pirateyarrr

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Dec 8, 2009
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You can use SMIL, an XML-based playlist format. For example, create a file called foo.smil, and add the file (or network) locations of the items in the order you want them.

Code:
<smil>
  <body>
    <seq>
      <video src="file:///Users/imeowbot/movies/themovie/part1.mov"/>
      <video src="file:///Users/imeowbot/movies/themovie/part2.mov"/>
    </seq>
  </body>
</smil>
Then, open foo.smil with QuickTime (a few different players understand this format).

There is also an audio tag that works the same way to string sound files together.

More on SMIL

This almost worked, but the aspect of the movie that was then played was way off, and I didn't have any idea how to fix that.
 

pctechtv

macrumors member
Sep 3, 2013
42
1
Smil

This sounds like great stuff. Does anybody know if Quicktime does not support this any more. I followed the PDF and other info I read online, and I cant get Quicktime to play clear audio. The video seems to be fine but the audio when I play video files is sounding like a jackhammer is playing in the background. I have tried to change some settings but every time I have choppy audio on the files. Everything else from the SMIL spec works well this is incredible. However if it can't work I am back to the drawing board for an audio player that has the playlist feature. Thanks
 

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