Re: [videoblogging] new tutorial

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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>
>

=====
Lisa Harper