Quicktime X - Float on Top?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Maccleduff, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Maccleduff macrumors regular

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    Is there a Float window /Stay on Top option for Quicktime X.
    At the moment I'm using Niceplayer for this option.
     
  2. tanethomas macrumors newbie

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    there is no option to float on top. in fact, there is no option for ANYTHiNG!!!! This sucks hairy dogs balls, what are you doing Apple!!! i like to see the file name on the controller. :confused:
     
  3. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Jesus, i can't believe apple haven't included this feature. Nice new player and people may switch off it because it keeps disappearing and they can't bloody float it on top of other windows.
     
  4. rds macrumors regular

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    If you need QuickTime 7 functionality, just install QuickTime 7. Is it included on the Snow Leopard disk... just run the Optional Installs package.
     
  5. Maccleduff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Quicktime 7 didn't have Float on Top as an option either, was just wondering if Quicktime X had added it, but seems as though it hasn't...
     
  6. kennethboyd macrumors newbie

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    I was looking into this and found something called "afloat" that is installed as a plugin or something. Haven't tried it yet but it looks like it'll work!
     
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  8. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Ya, I was about to suggest this too.

    No SL for me (yet), so I'm not sure if this works right now either.
     
  9. Maccleduff thread starter macrumors regular

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    On the homepage , its says it is not snow leopard compatible...
     
  10. Mal macrumors 603

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    Ok, seriously, what's with the idiots floating around on these forums right now? You're getting angry because to keep a video on top of other windows you have to keep it in front of those windows just as you have for, oh, forever? It's never been an option, and quite frankly I think it'd just be a pain in the neck. Why in the world would I want a video to cover everything else on the screen without just going fullscreen? If I want to do something else actively, then obviously I also want that to be fully visible, otherwise there's no point.

    Ya'll need to watch the crazy language too. It may not be disallowed, but I doubt many people here really care to read those types of comments.

    jW
     
  11. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Well, for me, I like to keep a small little video window playing in the corner while I do work. I can deal with it covering the bottom right portion of my windows.

    Hopefully you don't lump me in with the town fools ;)
     
  12. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Just because you think it's a 'pain in the neck' doesn't mean what's right for you has to be right for everyone else. Likewise here. Given that, this thread is for those who want the feature and option. Personally, i have a nice 24inch imac screen and like to have podcasts/tv in the background while i'm surfing. Would it be a nice option to have? Yes. Do you have to use it? No.
    I like to (can?) multitask you like to watch one video at a time.

    Float is also necessary if you are working from a tutorial video and need to follow instructions whilst in the program.

    It's well known quicktime X has been reuilt a lot better with better handling of a/v but by the same token, a lot of features from 7 have been stripped. IT will be built on. Check out the artstech review which in my opinion, is a great perspective on how quicktime will be built on but is still a very 'limited' application in some respects.

    P.S
    how's this for crazy language @£$%£$$£%$£$%£%$£$%$£

    :)
     
  13. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, as much as I love the new Quicktime interface I can't help but wonder what the hell they were thinking when they removed, well, everything.

    There are no options or settings, period. It won't autoplay. When you click on the timeline playback stops instead of starting from there.

    I thought hey, maybe this time they'll finally ADD some new features, like the curiously absent playlist that's a staple of VLC, Windows Media Player, ZoomPlayer and most other video players. But noooo, they had to make it so basic I'm not sure if it even exists.

    Is it really that crazy to want to play several video files in a row? Front Row can't do video playlists, QT can't do it... I guess in Apple's world you play one video and then you go to bed.
     
  14. the.snitch macrumors regular

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    Hacky workaround: Drag the movie file into a gray colored sticky note, and set the note to float :D
     
  15. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    The didn't remove anything from QTX. It's a rewrite - there was nothing there to take away.

    I don't know why they released it before it was finished but it will continue to blossom. Think of it as a free screen recording tool and continue to use QT7. :)
     
  16. jalmiburung macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the hack. it's working, this is what i am looking for
     
  17. pete717 macrumors newbie

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    Quickime A/V controls

    I'm new to the forum, and just posted this elsewhere. I thought I would repeat the question for Richard1028, who said:

    "The didn't remove anything from QTX. It's a rewrite - there was nothing there to take away."

    Where are te A/V controls (pitch and tempo shift) on Quicktime X?

    I am a musician, used them all the time, and can't find them. I'f they're still on here, I'm going to feel really stupid...

    Thanks!!
    Pete
     
  18. Maccleduff thread starter macrumors regular

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  19. iChan macrumors 6502a

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    really nice app, thank you. I was using VLC mostly for this feature.
     
  20. macjunkie13 macrumors newbie

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    thanks Maccleduff. And Mal, I am a graphic artist and have a new 27" iMac and would love to have a float on top feature so i can watch a movie as i work on a sketch or project. I have 1TB of space so i download a LOT of movies. So maybe YOU don't think it's a cool feature, but YOU are not ME!! ; ) But here's what I did that's cool too: I had a little 20 something inch lcd tv and i got a cable to connect it to my imac. so movie on little lcd tv and work on iMac screen...
     

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