Quicktime in Squeak

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Sat Jan 14 06:02:53 UTC 2006

I wrote a applescript player to interface to the DVD and quicktime  
player. It's on SqueakMap

Name:		AppleScript Media Player Interface
Summary:	AppleScript interface to interface with IDVD and QuickTime,  
plus manage Squeak
Author:		John M McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>
Owner:		John M McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>

Interface to the Applescript class. Along with the plugins  
TestOSAPlugin.bundle under os-x or TestOSAPlugin in os-8/9 you can  
interact in an easier manner, to open a file, quit, enter or exit  
full screen mode or hide/show the application using Apple's  
AppleScript programming language.  This changeset also provides an  
abstract class to talk to media player applications and two concrete  
classes that support Apple's QuickTime (limited) and DVD Player  
(fully supported).

By setting the Squeak Mac Carbon VM to use a floating foreground  
window you can construct a floating control widget in morphic to  
control the DVD player.

However part of the Sophie team spent the day at my cabin by the sea  
building a QuickTime interface for Sophie. Interested parties should  
talk to me if they need to see
the source early. We are not building a full interface to all the  
richness of QuickTime, rather the ability to play a movie in a tweak  
window, either via overlaying the movie onto the squeak window (that  
works), or by grabbing the bits and sticking them a Squeak Form,  
hopefully tomorrow.

On 10-Jan-06, at 5:21 PM, David Brooks wrote:

> Hi all,
> Can anyone point me to a way of playing Quicktime files in squeak?  
> I see that: http://people.we.mediaone.net/trade/quicktim.htm is not  
> there anymore. I tried using the Applescript interface thinking I  
> might make it work that way, but it is giving me incomprehensible  
> fits.
> Cheers,
> David

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