QuickTime movies in a standalone
cowhead at mac.com
Mon Sep 9 13:23:01 CDT 2002
> I have converted an mp3-file to a QuickTime-movie. In combination with a
> player there is no problem to play the song in a stack.
Did you really 'convert' it? Because you don't have to do anything to
an MP3 file. QT will play plain ol' MP3 files just fine, whether alone
in QT player or via a Rev player. I noticed for recording, QT6 now also
offers MP4. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to do anything yet. You
seem to be able to record in MP4, but nothing seems to be able to play
it. Anyone know whats going on there?
> But, as soon as I build a standalone, problems with the path are coming
> How can I manage to build a standalone where the application itself
> the QuickTime-movie to be played?
My stand-alone is usually just a 'splash' screen that then opens the
real 'meat' stack. Remember, you have to do something like this if you
want to save any changes while running. So I just put the QT-movies and
MP3 files and other 'referenced' items in the same data folder as the
real 'meat' stack. Somewhere in this stack you then have:
put the [effective] filename of this stack into zaName --- returns full
path of stack, use 'effective' for substacks
set itemDelimiter to "/"
put MyQTmovie into item -1 of zaName -- myQTmovie is not the full
path, just the name of your QT file
set the fileName of player myPlayer to zaName
In my hands, OS X is a little funky, so you may not see the controller
of the player (assuming you have it set to visible) or the movie image
(if its video of some kind) until you actually start the player, or
click near where the controller should be. Good luck,
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