play videoClip "nameOfVideo" does not work, Please help

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto revolution at
Tue Jul 12 14:56:57 EDT 2005

At 10:32 AM -0500 7/12/2005, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>As long as we're talking about videoclips, is there a way to store a 
>QT movie as an imported file in a stack, but still set a player to 
>use it? I know I can write the movie to disk temporarily and play it 
>from there, but it would be cleaner if I could just refer to it in 
>the stack. Using the "play" command to run it doesn't give enough 
>control, I need to use a player object.

Aren't you describing a videoclip? The videoclip object is played 
through a player, so you can show its controller:

   set the showController of the templatePlayer to true
   play videoclip "My Clip"

Since playing a clip creates a temporary player for display, the 
settings of the templatePlayer are used when playing the clip.
jeanne a. e. devoto ~ revolution at

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