Enhanced QT External
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Wed Mar 23 14:23:29 CST 2005
On Mar 23, 2005, at 11:49 AM, Stephen King wrote:
> Is it possible to extract an audio track from a QT movie, edit this in
> an editor then paste back into the movie?
> I can find QTDeleteTrack but no AddTrack function.
> I can also find QTCopyTrackToScrap, but I tried this with Track 2 (by
> trial and error of QTSetTrackEnabled) and nothing appeared in the
> clipboard of my editing application.
> I am using Windows XP with the Beta 4 Enhanced QT External, but expect
> that I am doing something terribly wrong!
> My aim is simply to advance the audio track of the movie by 200mS due
> to a sync problem. The ends don't matter.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated
What you want to do is possible. A couple of things:
1) qtCopyTrackToScrap puts the track you specify on the clipboard and
you can then paste it another movie from within Revolution or using a
program like QuickTime Player. I haven't tested this with other apps
2) To insert the current movie/track on the clipboard into a player
object in Revolution you can use qtAddMovieSegment which will insert
the clipboard at the currentTime of the player object in Revolution.
3) There is no call to delete a track (I will add one though, didn't
realize that was missing). This means you will have to do a workaround
to accomplish what you want using the external.
If you just want to move a track forward 200ms then you could do the
1) Create two player objects.
2) Load your original movie into player object 1. Call
3) Call qtNewMovie with the path where you could like to create your
new movie. Load this into player 2. The currentTime should be 0.
4) For all tracks except the audio track in player object 1 you would
call qtCopyTrackToScrap then add the track to player object 2 using
qtAddMovieSegment (do not add scaled).
5) For the audio track use qtCopyTrackToScrap as well. Then set the
currentTime of player 2 to the time where you want the audio to begin.
Now call qtAddMovieSegment and the audio will be placed at the new
6) Use qtSaveAs to save the file.
7) Go vote for bug 2254
you really don't want to have to call qtSaveAs after editing. You want
to be able to call qtSave :)
Accomplishing this same thing will be much easier once I add a
qtCutTrack/qtDeleteTrack call. I will try to get this in before I (one
day) release version 1.
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at mangomultimedia.com
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