8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2009 5:00 AM by QuickTimeKirk
arotto Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Well, every other video plugin let's you view a video in fullscreen.

How can you to that with Quicktime ?

MacBook (the new one), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,360 points)
    View menu/Full screen.
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (49,600 points)
    The Web page author has control over the QuickTime display size.
    In order to display at full screen the file must be opened in the QuickTime Player and that requires special html code.
  • Carlos Garcia5 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    As QuickTimeKirk pointed out, the plugin does not support full screen mode, but there are workarounds to this (xml or JavaScript).

    See http://soundscreen.com/qt_webmasters/fullscreen.html

    Please Apple, please! Add a full screen parameter to the embed tag so that full screen mode can be invoked through the plug in instead.
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (49,600 points)
    First:
    The "embed" tag code is dead.
    Second:
    You need only "call" the QuickTime Player app (a feature of the browser plug-in) to allow full screen viewing.
    One of my pages as an example:
    http://homepage.mac.com/kkirkster/64/
  • Carlos Garcia5 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    First: The "embed" tag code is dead.


    Well, until the HTML 5 <video> tag becomes the standard I'd way that comment is a little premature. And even if it is dead that still doesn't excuse the fact that Apple's Quicktime plug-in does not support full-screen video. And no, using Java or other code to open a Quicktime player is not an acceptable alternative.

    Second: You need only "call" the QuickTime Player app (a feature of the browser >plug-in) to allow full screen viewing.
    One of my pages as an example:
    http://homepage.mac.com/kkirkster/64/


    Yes, I've seen the soundscreen tutorial. It's 2009. You shouldn't have to launch a Quicktime player to view web video in full-screen. You should be able to do that through the browser itself.

    Here's to hoping that Quicktime X plug-in finally adds this long overdue feature.
  • Derek Lerner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I completely agree. This functionality should be built into the plugin. It's frustrating that the new Quicktime Player X application has a fullscreen button built into the menu bar and the plugin does not offer the same option. It really would be helpful to not have to launch the Quicktime player application to view web video in full-screen or have to resort to using Flash players to accomplish this.
  • Carlos Garcia5 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I completely agree. This functionality should be built into the plugin. It's frustrating that the new >Quicktime Player X application has a fullscreen button built into the menu bar and the plugin does >not offer the same option. It really would be helpful to not have to launch the Quicktime player >application to view web video in full-screen or have to resort to using Flash players to accomplish >this.


    We are going to use an open source flash player for our website (http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player/) and stream our files in mpg-4 format because we need the fullscreen ability. Things would be so much simpler for us if we could use quicktime (since we will be using a QTSS server).

    I have not heard anything on whether the plugin will be updated now that Snow Leopard server and Quicktime X are out.

    Oh, and if the embed tag is dead, someone forgot to tell Apple.
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/embed2.html

    Those seeking compatibility with a wide range of browsers use both the <object> and <embed> tags to accomplish this. Hopefully the <video> tag issues will be resolved so that people don't have to deal with this mess anymore.
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (49,600 points)
    http://developer.apple.com/internet/ieembedprep.html
    This new code was established in 2006 for PC's using Internet Explorer. The "external javascript" method is what I use.
    http://qtbridge.com/pageot/pageot.html
    Free software that can help write the proper page code.
    To launch the QuickTime Player app the html code is target="quicktimeplayer"
    You can set the "Presentation" properties using Automator, QuickTime Pro or the app above.
    QuickTime X now supports "streaming" via http. No need for QTSS in the future (it appears).