QuickTime X has come with support for a limited number of formats out of the box. For even decent video format support, Apple recommends that you download codecs individually.
There is an alternative, Perian. Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.The latest version, 1.2.1, supports QuickTime X in Snow Leopard and the following formats:File formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW
Video types: MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, Sorenson H.263, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, ...(continue read) tags: video player
QuickTime has been around since well before OS X, dating back to 1991, but this old dog gets new life in the next version of the Mac OS.
If you have made the move to Snow Leopard then you are using the new QuickTime X. There are a few keyboard shortcut that can help you while using the new application.
here’s list how you can navigate the video from the keyboard:Spacebar
Play and pause video playback
Increase volume to maximum volume
Increase volume level
Decrease volume level
Rewind movie, ...(continue read) tags: shortcuts
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When you are installed iTunes 9 and pressed the green zoom button, expecting to get the ultra-small iTunes player window. But this time it didn’t come out that way, it just made the window much larger.Option-clicking the zoom button now creates the mini player window. (A standard click on the zoom button will return it to normal size.)
Also In iTunes 9, there’s a new menu item for the mini player, View » Switch to Mini Player (Shift-Command-M), which is a much better solution.As before, you can also drag the lower right corner of the mini player’s window to remove the ...(continue read) tags: video player
As most people are probably aware, the new QuickTime X Player in Snow Leopard has no preferences.
One of the preferences is greatly missed was to automatically start playing a movie when it was opened.
But you can re-enable that behavior with the following Terminal command:
defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen 1
The movie will now start when opened without you having to press the Play button. tags: Terminal
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