Embedding Quicktime

A couple of posts ago, I asked if anyone knew how to do that thing where an embedded QuickTime movie shows a poster frame until you click it, then plays in place. Gia kindly pointed me towards vPip, a JavaScript thingy that rewrites your object & embed tags appropriately – neat. I’ve subsequently stumbled across a similar tool here.

So far as I can tell, however, these scripts merely simplify/automate something you can do directly anyway. All you do is set the object src to your poster, add an href param pointing to the movie, and set the target to be ‘MYSELF.’ Of course, now I know where to look, all this is explained in Apple’s QuickTime documentation anyway.

Also: somewhere in this little bit of research, I came across this article explaining how to add closed captions to QuickTime movies.

Ah, all fun stuff to play with…

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  1. I was messing around with text tracks for a while, but it’s a bit of a faff to be honest. I did find Quicktime Thingie which helps create the text file… You could then use Automator to… well, automate the rest of the process… but I decided to do interactive QTs instead… much more fun.

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