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  • Lisa Harper
    Very useful, thanks! Lisa ... http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/vlog_archive/000439.html ... href= http://www.totallyhip.com/products.html Livestage ...
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      Very useful, thanks!
      Lisa

      --- Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> wrote:

      > hi all
      >
      > on my blog: how to make a full screen QuickTime
      > movie.
      >
      http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/vlog_archive/000439.html
      >
      > (btw wrote this while watching tv so please let me
      > know if i've left
      > somethign out!)
      >
      >
      > There are several ways you can make a full screen
      > QuickTime movie,
      > though quite a few of them require additional tools
      > (such as Cleaner,
      > <a
      >
      href="http://www.totallyhip.com/products.html">Livestage
      > Pro</a>,
      > and the like). However, one simple way is to use
      > QuickTime Pro, which
      > yes, does cost money, but as I've written about here
      > regularly, it
      > provides access to a lot of very useful things (easy
      > MPEG4 compression,
      > simple editing, making poster movies, adding text
      > tracks, and so on).
      >
      > So, this is how you can make a QuickTime list movie
      > that will let
      > people play your movie full screen:
      >
      > 1. make your movie (however you normally do this)
      >
      > 2. upload your movie to your webserver
      >
      > 3. open QuickTime player and open your movie in
      > QuickTime Player
      >
      > 4. Do not open the movie directly but open via the
      > Web (you need to do
      > this so that when the qtl file is made it has the
      > correct URL)
      >
      > 5. Make sure the movie doesn't start playing at it
      > is at the beginning
      > of your movie
      >
      > 6. Select File export
      >
      > 7. In the resulting window select Movie to QuickTime
      > Media Link, and
      > click the Options button
      >
      > 8. The following window contains various parameters
      > that can be set.
      > These are all the same things that can be done via
      > the embed tag
      > (pretty much) but they will end up embedded in the
      > qtl file.
      >
      > 9. The first URL field should contain the URL of the
      > video (where it
      > resides online)
      >
      > 10. In type enter movie/quicktime, this is mime type
      > information
      >
      > 11. You can ignore Name and ID, these are for
      > intermovie communication
      >
      > 12. Volume lets you set a volume (which can be
      > varied if the controller
      > is visible)
      >
      > 13. Autoplay means the movie will start playing as
      > soon as it is able
      >
      > 14. Loop lets you set whether the movie returns to
      > the beginning and
      > plays again, or not (not useful if you've gone full
      > screen)
      >
      > 15. The fullscreen drop down menu has the options
      > we're interested in,
      > make your choice
      >
      > 16. Don't select playeveryframe, this will mute your
      > soundtrack
      > (QuickTime needs to drop frames to maintain sync)
      >
      > 17. If you've selected full screen then there will
      > be no controller no
      > matter what you select for controller
      >
      > 18. Quit when done means QuickTime player will quit
      > when the movie is
      > finished and return your visitor to their browser
      > (seriously useful if
      > you've selected a full screen mode)
      >
      > 19. QT next is only if you want to load a second
      > film after the first
      >
      > 20. HREF is for a url which will be the destination
      > if the movie is
      > clicked on while it is playing
      >
      > 21. Once you've made your choices click OK
      >
      > 22. Name your file as somename.qtl
      >
      >
      > Place the qtl file on your webserver and then
      > include a link to it on
      > your webpage. Ideally write a text link that points
      > to the qtl file,
      > for example <a href="somefilename.qtl">play my movie
      > full screen</a>
      > and voil´┐Ż.
      >
      > next week I'll write a follow up including how to
      > embed an image and
      > make it do the same thing, and a simpler way of
      > doing the above...
      >
      >
      > cheers
      > Adrian Miles
      >
      .................................................................
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      > hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog
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      >
      >

      =====
      Lisa Harper
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