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Re: [videoblogging] new tutorial

By Lisa Harper | Lisa Harper <lisah2u@...> | lisah2u
September 3, 2004 | Post #1080 | Topic #1079

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 > ................................................................. > hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian > interactive networked video || > hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog > research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ > > ===== Lisa Harper