5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2013 1:09 PM by Jon Walker
jaxx1rr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm watching a Movie and the display is turning off every 10 minutes (because thats how its set up in the power options).

I'm usually using KMPlayer but turns out it cannot open this particular mp4 file because its a apple codec and there are copyright issues ?

So I downloaded the dreaded quicktime player, the only software that managed to give me a blue screen in windows 7.

I am using windows 8 now when I posted this question on another forum someone sugested for me to turn off the power saving.

I in turn suggested for them to take a knife and stab themself repeatedly in the face.

Anyway this player has alot of problems but this one in particular is getting really anoying, do you have any practical solution?


Quicktime, Windows 8
  • 1. Re: Display turns off during Movie
    QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (48,120 points)

    QuickTime Player will not override your display settings. Change them or do something else (move your mouse) that makes the display not sleep.

  • 2. Re: Display turns off during Movie
    jaxx1rr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so kmplayer, wmplayer, any other video player, any other software can and will turn of the display except for quicktime ? is this happening on mac also ? if u watch a movie ur screen turns off every 10 minutes because thats the setting in the control panel ?

  • 3. Re: Display turns off during Movie
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)

    so kmplayer, wmplayer, any other video player, any other software can and will turn of the display except for quicktime ?

    I would not know about the "other" players since I only use QT 7, QT X, and VLC.

     

     

    is this happening on mac also ? if u watch a movie ur screen turns off every 10 minutes because thats the setting in the control panel ?

    No, as already mentioned, Mac users usually do one of the following:

     

    1) Reset system display timeout to more than the length of the movie or "Never",

     

    2) Use an add-on utility app to temporarily suspend the system display timeout from the menu bar before starting the movie,

     

    3) Use event triggering (e.g., moving or clicking the mouse) to reset timeout clock, or

     

    4) AirPlay the movie on another device, monitor, or HDTV.

     

    Have you considered sending feedback to Apple requesting a Windows QT player enhancement to prevent the display timeout if you don't like the way the player currently works?

     

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  • 4. Re: Display turns off during Movie
    jaxx1rr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you considered sending feedback to Apple requesting a Windows QT player enhancement to prevent the display timeout if you don't like the way the player currently works?

     

    I'm 99% certain this is a joke..

     

    anyway this story is sad..

  • 5. Re: Display turns off during Movie
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)

    I'm 99% certain this is a joke..

    Not at all. This forum is for the exchange of information between users—not direct communication to Apple personnel. If you wish to point out a bug or request a specific enhancement, then use the appropriate Apple Feedback form. For QuickTime specific feedback, go to the QuickTime Feedback page.

     

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