While I was copying Adrian's way of adding links to quicktime movies I got
annoyed that it was so hard to make these text tracks. It needs to be easy
or people will never use the technology.
So I just finished a preliminary version of Quicktime Thingie: <URL:
It's a tool that creates these text tracks with links automatically. You
just fill in your URLs, link texts and click a button, and you're ready to
import the track into your movie.
There are additional information and more detailed instructions at: <URL:
I'm assuming people have access to Quicktime Pro because I have no idea
how these text tracks work in other programs (iMovie for example).
Currently part of it does not work in Internet Explorer for Windows (at
least version 5.5, possibly 6.0 also). I don't know what the problem is –
it works fine in both Opera and Firefox. If anyone wants to look at my
The tool is released under a liberal Creative Commons license so if anyone
wants to works on it knock yourself out. It's a simple PHP script with a
I'll continue to work on it, if nothing else because I'll use it myself.
When it reaches a more polished state I will most likely move it to
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