Quicktime media player at Apples website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by punkybadhip, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. punkybadhip Guest

    May 23, 2008

    Anyone know if the web-media player Apple uses for their video tutorials at http://www.apple.com/support/ is freely available?

    I'm hoping it is similar to the JSplayer for flash files, because the default media player for Quicktime web files is icky, and very dated.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Looks to be a custom JavaScript creation, this file specifically: http://www.apple.com/support/home/scripts/quicktimegallery.js though they over a dozen scripts being used on that page so some of the dependencies for that movie may be in some of the other files. It's probably not something you make use of easily, especially since it's not overly commented.
  3. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    However I thought I saw somewhere, where apple shows how to make custom player interface in some documentation... thought I could be wrong..
  4. punkybadhip thread starter Guest

    May 23, 2008
    I don't use photoshop, so I was hoping it was a freely available skin. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any for Quicktime. :(
  5. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    I think this is what you're looking for...


    That's a media skin creator and button control enhancer for QT - older version circa 2002, but the .sit for Mac OS X is available for download as versions 1.2 and 1.3, and the site has links for help and demos, etc.

    Now about that JS angelwatt was talking about, there is an open source library called SWFObject which allows developers to use the QT API to do all kinds of neat things like play, adjust volume, loop, pick skins. The code you saw was proprietary, but it does the same thing - a class that extends core code which ties into the QT plugin. Combined with a custom skin, you have yourself a custom QT interface.


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