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Quicktime X Preferences?

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Loki Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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Aug 28, 2009 6:34 AM
Does anyone have any idea where the heck the preferences settings went for Quicktime X?

I used to be able to extract audio or video tracks and adjust all sorts of things with my Quicktime Pro 7.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • sandler77 Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2009 6:42 AM (in response to Loki)
    I'm trying to find the preferences to enable video clips to automatically play without having to press play (or spacebar) to start every single video that Quicktime X opens... Maybe there is something Apple can do to enable the preferences menu like Quicktime 7 had? At least to give users the basic options they might want/need (like autostart and other basic options present in the General tab of the Quicktime 7 Preferences)....
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • sandler77 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 6:54 AM (in response to Loki)
    That will do it, but there should be another way! Maybe Apple will update Quicktime to enable the Preferences like they have always been part of Quicktime (and basically every single application ever made for Mac OS X except Quicktime X)...
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • gaolbird Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 4:46 AM (in response to Loki)
    Based on apples previous form, I'd say that Quicktime X was not finished on time for the release. If you have a look at Quicktime 7, as comes with the Snow Leopard install, it's called an "engineering build" which i take to mean that it is a build that was developed pre-release to test functionality and they have shipped it as a stop-gap until Quicktime X is finished
    mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,300 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 5:13 AM (in response to gaolbird)
    Since there are no "user defined" settings in QuickTime X there is no need for "preferences".
    QuickTime Player (or Pro) still has user defined setting options.
    iMac 3.06, (Mac mini and G3 given to the grandkids), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)
    QuickTime Pro for QT X is missing everything, no exporting, no playback on launch controls, no prepare for streaming options, nothing. HUGE step backwards now that in QT X there is no "Pro" version at all.
    Intels, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,985 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 10:40 AM (in response to gaolbird)
    Quicktime X also has a minimum screen size of 478 x 359 pixels. If you have a smaller video file, like 320 x 240, it's played at the larger size resulting in a pixelated/fuzzy presentation.

    It doesn't look quite ready for prime time.

    OT
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  • sandler77 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 6:57 PM (in response to Loki)
    Here is an indirect way to change some of the missing preferences in Quicktime X (via Terminal.app):

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=775514
    Mac OS X (10.6)
  • DCJ1 Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2009 12:24 PM (in response to sandler77)
    Here is a direct way to change some of the missing preferences in Quicktime X:

    http://megabytecomp.com/apps.aspx
     MacBook 13.3" • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo • 4GB RAM • 200GB 7200 RPM HD, Mac OS X (10.5.4)

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