Fullscreen on QT trick

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by bluboi, May 5, 2005.

  1. bluboi

    bluboi Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quezon City
    Came across this tip just now to make your QT window show fullscreen w/o having to purchase QT pro. You need to use applescript tho so windows users (like me :() Can't use this.

    here's the link: http://apple-x.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1431

    That link has tips other than the QT one. And here's the actual tip:

    This week's tip of the week involves QuickTime Player. I'm sure many of you get annoyed with the fact that you have to pay $30 to upgrade to QuickTime Pro just to get fullscreen capabilities with QuickTime. (QuickTime 7 Player is even better with fullscreen, because it offers transparent controls in fullscreen mode when you move your mouse.)

    If that's all you want, don't bother buying QT Pro. You can use the power of AppleScript to go fullscreen with QuickTime movies whenever you want. (Apparently, Apple lets developers go fullscreen with QuickTime even for non-QT Pro users.)

    Here's how to do it. Open up [Applications --> AppleScript --> Script Editor], and paste the following single line script into a new window.

    tell application "QuickTime Player" to present movie 1

    Now, save it as a script named "Go Fullscreen" in the Scripts folder located at [your home folder --> Library --> Scripts]. (If the "Scripts" folder doesn't exist, create it. You can also store the script in a subfolder of the "Scripts" folder if you'd like.)

    If you haven't activated the script menu before, open the [Applications --> AppleScript --> Install Script Menu] application in Panther to activate it. Under Tiger, open [Applications --> AppleScript --> AppleScript Utility], and then check the box next to "Show Script Menu in menu bar". A little black-and-white icon that looks like an ancient scroll will appear in your menu bar.

    Now, whenever you want to play a movie fullscreen in QuickTime Player, all you need to do is open it up in QuickTime, select the Script menu, and choose your "Go Fullscreen" AppleScript. Yay! No $30 fee for a simple feature! (Why Apple doesn't make fullscreen support part of regular QuickTime or even make all of QuickTime Pro's features free is beyond me.)

    I wish I could test this myself, but ah well. BTW, di naman to cguro illegal no? Applescript naman gamit kasi...right?
     
  2. booblanco

    booblanco Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Paranaque
    Man, it works!! Thanks! bluboi, you da man.

    Just an issue though, restoring windowed mode from fullscreen results in a still image but audio playback continues. Video however proceeds when returned to fullscreen.

    Amazing. And yes, there are transparent controls. :D
     
  3. bluboi

    bluboi Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quezon City
    Thanks. Glad to hear it! Makes me wish I had a newer Mac. iMac 233 lang sakin eh:sigh:
     
  4. bittersweet

    bittersweet Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sweet! It works! :)
     
  5. alvinbai

    alvinbai Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Makati
    Good thing I didn't press that 'BUY NOW' button to purchase the QT pro. Thanks for the tip!:cheers:
     
  6. Sph1nx

    Sph1nx Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Piñas
    Yeah thanks. I just wish someone has the AppleScript that will allow non-Pro users to save streams as QT movie files.
     
  7. Gomi

    Gomi Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ortigas Center
    if you want to save qt movies from webpages and you dont have qt7pro, use firefox and on the related page right-click (or control-click for users of steve jobs' silly mice) and select "page info". select the "media" and look for the embedded .mov/.mp4 file from the list. finally click on the "save as..." button...
     
  8. Macmon

    Macmon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    QC
    Great tip!!!!

    it works well. Thanks
     
  9. jobm

    jobm Guest

    thanks for the tip! :)
     
  10. jor

    jor Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Pnqe, Pasig, QC
    Wow excellent tip thanks!
     
  11. jor

    jor Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Pnqe, Pasig, QC
    Hey bluboi I went to that link, checked out the archives and there's a whole lot of useful tips there. Thanks again! :)
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!