PlayQTMovie XCMD 1.0 - by Carl W. Bell
Copyright © 1993 Baylor University

Note: If you got here using a web search engine, you can find the program here.

Disclaimer: Although this XCMD seems to work fine, it is distributed "as is". Use at your own risk. So there.

PlayQTMovie will open a QuickTime movie (one that can be played with Movie Player) and play it until the movie finishes, or the user clicks the mouse button (or presses a key). It plays the movie automatically and does not use the standard (or even non-standard) movie controllers. Although you specify the coordinates of the top-left corner, it will use the movies default rectangle for the window. I have heard of problems with playing movies that don't exist, but haven't really checked into it (ack!)...

Syntax:

PlayQTMovie <full path name of a movie file>, top, left

Apple (or maybe Claris) provides much more robust QT XCMDs. This is a Quick and Dirty hack that just plays a movie.

If you have any questions, comments, (constructive) criticism, or bug reports please let me know. You can contact me at the address(es) below.

-cb

Carl_Bell@baylor.edu
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Carl W. Bell
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