QT path issues

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue May 16 14:29:58 EDT 2006

Chris Sheffield wrote:
> On May 15, 2006, at 2:36 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote: 
>> I have a path to a move file which plays well, until I insert a "ƒ"  
>> character (Option-F on Mac) into one of the folder names -- then I  
>> get a "can't create movie reference" error.
>> I'm already using the "file:" trick to set the file path -- here's  
>> the code:
>>   put "file://"&pMovieFile into tPath
>>   replace space with "%20" in tPath
>>   set the fileName of player "QT" to tPath
>> What else can I do to account for such anomalies in the path?
> Would a urlEncode on the path make any difference? I see you're  
> specifically replacing spaces with "%20", but maybe running it  
> through urlEncode would fix this other character. Just a guess.

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd tried that. The urlEncode function 
turns spaces into "+", and apparently QT prefers "%20".

The "ƒ" character in the path doesn't work even when passed through 
urlEncode, even accounting for the "+".  The same method without the "ƒ" 

Phil suggested using SMIL; unfortunately that's no an option for this 
app, I need to be able to play the files directly.

QT Player has no trouble opening the file regardless of what the path 
look like -- why does Rev?

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
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