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QuickTime Player 6.5.1 Dictionary

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Index

  1. Required Suite
  2. Standard Suite
  3. QuickTime Player Suite

Required Suite: Every application supports open, print, run, and quit

Standard Suite: Common terms for most applications

Events:

close: Close a movie or window

close reference -- the movie or window to close

[saving yes/no/ask] -- specifies whether changes should be saved before closing

[saving in alias] -- the file in which to save the movie

[as self contained] -- the desired type of the file

count: Return the number of elements of a particular class within an object

count reference -- the object whose elements are to be counted

each type class -- the class of the elements to be counted

Result: integer -- the number of elements

data size: Return the size in bytes of an object

data size reference -- the object whose data size is to be returned

[as type class] -- the data type for which the size is calculated

Result: integer -- the size of the object in bytes

delete: Delete an element from an object

delete reference -- the element to delete

exists: Verify if an object exists

exists reference -- the object in question

Result: boolean -- true if it exists, false if not

make: Make a new element

make

new type class -- the class of the new element.

at location reference -- the location at which to insert the element

[with data anything] -- the initial data for the element

Result: reference -- to the new object(s)

open: Open the specified file(s)

open reference -- list of files to open

[position point] -- the upper left coordinates of the window

print: Print the specified movie(s)

print reference -- list of movies to print

quit: Quit an application program

quit

[saving yes/no/ask] -- specifies whether changes should be saved before quitting

save: Save a movie

save reference -- the movie to save

[in alias] -- the file in which to save the movie

[as self contained] -- the desired type of the file

QuickTime Player Suite: QuickTime Player terminology

Classes:

Class annotation: An annotation in a QuickTime™ movie

Plural form:

annotations

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

full text international text -- the text of the annotation

id string [r/o] -- the ID of the annotation

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the annotation

Class application: The QuickTime Player application program

Plural form:

applications

Elements:

display by numeric index

favorite by numeric index, by name

movie by numeric index, by name, by ID

recent item by numeric index, by name

window by numeric index, by name

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

clipboard a list of anything -- the clipboard

frontmost boolean [r/o] -- is this the frontmost application?

ignore auto play boolean -- ignore requests to auto-play movies upon opening?

ignore auto present boolean -- ignore requests to auto-present movies upon opening?

name international text [r/o] -- the name

only front movie plays sound boolean -- should only sound of front movie be played?

open movie in new player boolean -- should movies be opened in separate windows?

play movie from beginning when opened boolean -- should movies auto-play when opened?

play sound in background boolean -- should sound of background movies be played?

QuickTime connection speed 14.4 Modem/28.8/33.6 Modem/56K Modem/ISDN/112K Dual ISDN/256 Kbps/384 Kbps/512 Kbps/768 Kbps/1 Mbps/T1/Intranet/LAN [r/o] -- the current QuickTime connection speed

QuickTime language international text -- the current QuickTime language

QuickTime Pro installed boolean [r/o] -- is the pro version of QuickTime installed?

QuickTime version version [r/o] -- the version of the installed QuickTime

show equalizer boolean -- should equalizer be displayed for audio content

suspend playing movies on user switch boolean -- should playing movies be suspended when switching to a different user

show favorites window boolean -- show the favorites window

show movie info window boolean -- show the movie info window

show welcome movie automatically boolean [r/o] -- always show the hot picks movie when application launches

version version [r/o] -- the version number of the application

Class chapter: A reference to a chapter in a QuickTime™ movie.

Plural form:

chapters

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

duration integer -- the duration of the chapter

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the chapter

name international text -- the name of the chapter

time integer -- the time at which the chapter starts

Class display: A display device

Plural form:

displays

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

current depth small integer [r/o] -- the current bit depth of the display

dimensions point [r/o] -- the dimensions of the display

id string [r/o] -- the ID of the display

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the display

main boolean [r/o] -- is this the display with the menu bar?

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the display

position point -- the position of the display

presentation background color rgb color -- the background color

Class favorite: A reference to a QuickTime™ movie

Plural form:

favorites

Elements:

file by numeric index

internet location by numeric index

Properties:

category international text [r/o] -- the category of the favorite

class type class [r/o] -- the class

kind file/internet location [r/o] -- the kind of the favorite

name Unicode text [r/o] -- the name of the favorite

Class file: A movie file

Plural form:

files

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

name Unicode text [r/o] -- the name of the file

Class frame: A reference to a frame (sample) in a QuickTime™ movie track.

Plural form:

frames

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

contents type class -- the contents of the frame (deprecated - use 'sample data' instead)

duration integer -- the duration of the frame

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the frame

time integer -- the time at which the frame starts

Class image: An image

Plural form:

images

Elements:

image by numeric index

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the image

Class internet location: A movie internet location

Plural form:

internet locations

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

location international text [r/o] -- the internet location

Class matrix: A matrix

Plural form:

matrices

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

contents type class -- the contents of the matrix

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the matrix

Class movie: A QuickTime™ movie

Plural form:

movies

Elements:

annotation by numeric index, by name, by ID

chapter by numeric index, by name, by ID

file by numeric index, by name

internet location by numeric index

track by numeric index, by name

window by numeric index, by name

Properties:

auto close when done boolean -- will the movie automatically close when done playing? (saved with movie)

auto play boolean -- will the movie automatically start playing? (saved with movie)

auto present boolean -- will the movie automatically start presenting? (saved with movie)

auto quit when done boolean -- will the player automatically quit when done playing? (saved with movie)

bass gain small integer -- the bass setting for the track (-256..256) (not saved with movie)

class type class [r/o] -- the class

close when done boolean -- close the movie when it is done playing? (not saved with movie)

color table palette -- palette for the movie

controller type standard/qtvr/qtvr panorama/qtvr object/none -- the type of controller associated with the movie

current chapter chapter [r/o] -- the chapter containing the current time

current chapter track track [r/o] -- the currently active chapter track (may differ by language)

current matrix matrix -- the matrix of the movie

current time integer -- the current time (can be set by name as well as number)

data rate integer [r/o] -- the data rate (bytes/sec) of the movie

dimensions point -- the current dimensions of the movie, not including the controller

display state normal/presentation [r/o] -- the display state of the movie

done boolean [r/o] -- is the movie done playing?

duration integer [r/o] -- the duration of the movie

fast start boolean [r/o] -- is this a fast-start movie?

href international text -- the internet location to open when clicking on the movie (overrides track hrefs)

id integer [r/o] -- the ID of the movie

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the movie

language international text -- the current language of the movie

live stream boolean [r/o] -- is this a live streaming movie?

load state load state unknown/load error/loading/loaded/playable/playthrough okay/complete [r/o] -- the current state of an asynchronously loading movie

local playback boolean [r/o] -- is this a local movie?

looping boolean -- keep playing the movie in a loop?

max time loaded integer [r/o] -- the amount of time loaded in a fast start movie

modified boolean [r/o] -- has the document been modified since the last save?

muted boolean -- is the movie muted?

name Unicode text [r/o] -- the name of the movie

natural dimensions point [r/o] -- the dimensions the movie has when it is not scaled

original file alias [r/o] -- the file containing the movie

palindrome boolean -- loop back and forth?

play all frames boolean -- play every frame? (no audio will play)

play selection only boolean -- play the selection only?

playing boolean [r/o] -- is the movie playing?

plugin settings list -- the QuickTime Plugin settings stored in the movie

poster frame time integer -- the time of the poster frame for the movie

preferred audio balance track track [r/o] -- the preferred track to use for balance settings

preferred audio gain track track [r/o] -- the preferred track to use for bass and treble gain settings

preferred rate small real -- the preferred rate of the movie

presentation background color rgb color -- the background color (default is black)

presentation mode normal/slide show -- mode in which the movie will be presented

presentation size half/normal/double/screen/current -- size at which the movie will be presented

preview 'csel' -- start time and end time of the movie preview

quit when done boolean -- quit the application when this movie is done playing? (not saved with movie)

rate small real -- the rate at which the movie is currently playing

saveable boolean -- can the movie be saved?

scale half/normal/double/screen/current -- the current scale of the movie

selection duration integer -- the duration of the movie selection

selection end integer -- the end of the movie selection

selection start integer -- the start of the movie selection

show detailed movie info window boolean -- show the movie property window

show sound controls boolean -- show the sound controls in the LCD

show video controls boolean -- show the video controls

sound balance small integer -- the balance of the movie (-128..128), where negative is left, 0 is center, and positive is right

sound volume small integer -- the sound volume of the movie (0..384), where 256 is 100%

stored stream boolean [r/o] -- is this a stored streaming movie?

streaming status code small integer [r/o] -- the streaming status code of the movie

streaming status message international text [r/o] -- the streaming status message of the movie

time scale integer [r/o] -- the time scale of the movie

treble gain small integer -- the treble setting for the movie (-256..256) (not saved with movie)

video brightness adjustment small real [r/o] -- the adjustment to the video brightness (range is -1.0 to 1.0)

video contrast adjustment small real [r/o] -- the adjustment to the video contrast (range is -1.0 to 1.0)

video tint adjustment small real [r/o] -- the adjustment to the video tint (range is -0.25 to 0.25)

video color adjustment small real [r/o] -- the adjustment to the video color

Class palette: A palette

Plural form:

palettes

Elements:

rgb color by numeric index

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

contents type class -- the contents of the matrix

Class recent item: A reference to recently viewed QuickTime content

Plural form:

recent items

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

kind file/internet location [r/o] -- the kind of the recent item

name Unicode text [r/o] -- the name of the recent item

Class rgb color: An RGB color

Plural form:

rgb colors

Properties:

class type class [r/o] -- the class

contents type class -- the contents of the rgb color

red small integer -- the magnitude of the red component (0..65535)

green small integer -- the magnitude of the green component (0..65535)

blue small integer -- the magnitude of the blue component (0..65535)

Class stream: a stream within a streaming track

Plural form:

streams

Properties:

audio channel count small integer [r/o] -- the number of channels in the audio

audio sample rate small real [r/o] -- the sample rate of the audio

audio sample size small integer [r/o] -- the size of decompressed audio samples

class type class [r/o] -- the class

data format international text [r/o] -- the data format

is video gray scale boolean [r/o] -- is the video gray scale?

kind string [r/o] -- the name of the media in the stream, in the current language (e.g., 'Sound', 'Video', 'Text', ...)

type string [r/o] -- the type of media in the stream (e.g., 'soun', 'vide', 'text', ...)

video depth small integer [r/o] -- the color depth of the video

Class text frame: A reference to a text frame in a QuickTime™ text track.

Plural form:

text frames

Properties:

antialias boolean -- anti-alias text against background

auto scale boolean -- should text auto scale with track dimensions

class type class [r/o] -- the class

background color rgb color -- the background color of the text frame, e.g. {0, 0, 65535}, the rgb value for blue

clip to text box boolean -- draw only the text box

default font string -- the name of the default font

default font size integer -- the default font size of the text frame

default font styles plain/bold/italic/outline/shadow/underline/condense/extend -- the default font styles of the text frame

dimensions point -- the dimensions of the text frame

drop shadow boolean -- should text be drawn with a drop shadow?

drop shadow offset point -- the drop shadow offset of the text frame

drop shadow transparency small integer -- the drop shadow transparency of the text frame (0..255), where 255 is 100% opaque

foreground color rgb color -- the foreground color of the text frame

highlight point -- the highlight of the text frame

highlight color rgb color -- the highlight color of the text frame

inverse highlighting boolean -- invert colors to indicate highlighting

justification left/right/center -- the justification of the text frame

keyed boolean -- render text over background

kind string [r/o] -- the kind of text in the text track

position point -- the position of the text frame

sample data international text -- the text contents of the text frame

scroll scroll in/scroll out/scroll horizontal/scroll reverse/scroll continuous/flow horizontal -- a list of scroll settings for the text frame

scroll delay integer -- the scroll delay of the text frame

shrink text box boolean -- calculate minimum text box

text color highlighting boolean -- change text color to indicate highlighting

Class track: A track in a QuickTime™ movie

Plural form:

tracks

Elements:

annotation by numeric index, by name, by ID

frame by numeric index

stream by numeric index

Properties:

alternate track [r/o] -- the alternate for this track

audio channel count small integer [r/o] -- the number of channels in the audio

audio characteristic boolean [r/o] -- can the track be heard?

audio sample rate small real [r/o] -- the sample rate of the audio in kHz

audio sample size small integer [r/o] -- the size of uncompressed audio samples in bits

bass gain small integer -- the bass setting for the track (-256..256) (not saved with movie)

chapterlist track -- text track to use as chapter list for this track

class type class [r/o] -- the class

current matrix matrix -- the matrix of the track

data format international text [r/o] -- the data format

data rate integer [r/o] -- the data rate (bytes/sec) of the track

deinterlace fields boolean -- is the visual track deinterlaced?

dimensions point -- the current dimensions of the track

duration integer [r/o] -- the duration of the track

enabled boolean -- should this track be used when the movie is playing?

high quality boolean -- is the track high quality?

href international text [r/o] -- the internet location to open when clicking on the track

id integer [r/o] -- the unique identifier for this track

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the track

is audio variable rate boolean [r/o] -- is audio variable rate?

is video gray scale boolean [r/o] -- is the video gray scale?

kind string [r/o] -- the name of the media in the track, in the current language (e.g., 'Sound', 'Video', 'Text', ...)

language international text -- the language of the track

mask image -- the mask of the track

layer small integer -- the layer of the track

name international text -- the name of the track

natural dimensions point [r/o] -- the dimensions the track has when it is not scaled

never purge boolean -- never purge the track?

operation color rgb color -- the operation color of the track - not all transfer modes use this value

position point -- the position of the track

preload boolean -- should the track be preloaded?

single field boolean -- is the visual track single field?

sound balance small integer -- the balance of the track (-128..128), where negative is left, 0 is center, and positive is right

sound volume small integer -- the volume of the track (0..512), where 256 is 100%

start time integer -- the time delay before this track starts playing

streaming bit rate small real [r/o] -- bit rate in bits/second for all streams in track

streaming quality small real [r/o] -- percent of packets received for all streams in track

transfer mode transfer mode unknown/dither copy/no dither copy/blend/transparent/straight alpha/premul white alpha/premul black alpha/straight alpha blend/composition -- the transfer mode of the track

treble gain small integer -- the treble setting for the track (-256..256) (not saved with movie)

type string [r/o] -- the type of media in the track (e.g., 'soun', 'vide', 'text', ...)

video depth small integer [r/o] -- the color depth of the video

visual characteristic boolean [r/o] -- can the track be seen?

Class window: A window

Plural form:

windows

Elements:

movie by numeric index, by name

Properties:

bounds bounding rectangle [r/o] -- the boundary rectangle for the window

class type class [r/o] -- the class

index integer [r/o] -- the number of the window

name Unicode text [r/o] -- the title of the window

position point -- the upper left coordinates of the window

Events:

add: Add an object from the clipboard in parallel to the current selection

add reference -- movie

[scaled boolean] -- should added content be scaled to duration of current selection?

can export: Determine if a movie or track can be exported to the desired type

can export reference -- the movie or track to export

as AIFF/AVI/BMP/DV stream/Fast Start QTVR Movie/FLC/hinted movie/image sequence/interframe compressed VR object movie/MuLaw/MPEG2/MPEG4/picture/QuickTime media link/QuickTime movie/QuickTime TeXML/standard MIDI/System 7 sound/text file/ThreeGPP/wave -- the desired file type

Result: boolean -- is the export supported

clear: Clear the current selection

clear reference -- movie

copy: Copy an object to the clipboard

copy reference -- movie

cut: Cut an object to the clipboard

cut reference -- movie

enter full screen: Enter full screen video mode

enter full screen reference -- display

[bounds point] -- the desired target dimensions of the display (height, width)

[background color rgb color] -- the background color, e.g. {0, 65535, 0}, the rgb value for green

exit full screen: Exit full screen video mode

exit full screen reference -- display

export: Export a movie or track to a file

export reference -- the movie or track to export

to alias -- the destination file

as AIFF/AVI/BMP/DV stream/Fast Start QTVR Movie/FLC/hinted movie/image sequence/interframe compressed VR object movie/MuLaw/MPEG2/MPEG4/picture/QuickTime media link/QuickTime movie/QuickTime TeXML/standard MIDI/System 7 sound/text file/ThreeGPP/wave -- the desired file type

[using default settings/most recent settings] -- the export settings to use

[using settings preset string] -- the name of the export settings preset to use

[using settings alias] -- the file containing the export settings

[replacing boolean] -- should the original file be deleted first?

find: Find text in a movie

find reference -- the movie to search

[text string] -- the text to search for

[backwards boolean] -- perform the search backwards?

Result: integer -- the time at which the text is found

flip horizontal: Flip an object along the horizontal axis

flip horizontal reference -- the object to flip

flip vertical: Flip an object along the vertical axis

flip vertical reference -- the object to flip

getURL: Play a movie from a URL

getURL reference -- the URL

invert: Invert an object

invert reference -- the object to invert

open image sequence: Open an image sequence starting with the specified file

open image sequence reference -- image file representing beginning of image sequence

[frames per second small real] -- the number of frames desired per second

[seconds per frame small real] -- the duration of each frame in seconds

open location: Play the specified internet location(s)

open location reference -- list of internet locations to open

[position point] -- the upper left coordinates of the window

paste: Paste an object from the clipboard

paste reference -- movie

play: Play a movie

play reference -- the movie to play

present: Present a movie

present reference -- the movie to present

[scale half/normal/double/screen/current] -- the size at which to present the movie

[mode normal/slide show] -- the mode in which to present the movie

[display small integer] -- the display on which to present the movie

[background color rgb color] -- the background color, e.g. {65535, 65535, 65535}, the rgb value for white

redo: Redo the action of the previous event or user interaction

redo reference -- movie

replace: Replace the current selection with an object from the clipboard

replace reference -- movie

resize: Scale an object

resize reference -- the object to scale

[by small real] -- the percent of current size

[around fixed point] -- the point to resize around

rewind: Rewind a movie to the beginning

rewind reference -- the movie to rewind

rotate: Rotate an object by an arbitrary amount

rotate reference -- the object to rotate

by small real -- the amount of rotation (in degrees)

[around fixed point] -- the point to rotate around

rotate left: Rotate an object 90° left

rotate left reference -- the object to rotate

rotate right: Rotate an object 90° right

rotate right reference -- the object to rotate

save export settings: Save an exporters settings

save export settings reference -- the movie to save export settings for

for AIFF/AVI/BMP/DV stream/Fast Start QTVR Movie/FLC/hinted movie/image sequence/interframe compressed VR object movie/MuLaw/MPEG2/MPEG4/picture/QuickTime media link/QuickTime movie/QuickTime TeXML/standard MIDI/System 7 sound/text file/ThreeGPP/wave -- the desired file type

to alias -- the destination file

[replacing boolean] -- should the original file be deleted first?

select: Select a range of time

select reference -- the movie whose selection is to be set

[at integer] -- starting time of the selection

[to integer] -- end time of the selection

select all: Select the entire movie

select all reference -- the movie to select

select none: Set the selection of the movie to nothing

select none reference -- the movie to select

skew: Skew an object by an arbitrary amount

skew reference -- the object to skew

by fixed point -- the amount of skew

[around fixed point] -- the point to skew around

step backward: Move the current time backward

step backward reference -- the movie to step

[by small integer] -- number of steps

step forward: Move the current time forward

step forward reference -- the movie to step

[by small integer] -- number of steps

stop: Stop a movie

stop reference -- the movie to stop

translate: Translate the object some distance

translate reference -- the object to translate

by fixed point -- the distance to translate

trim: Remove all content before and after the current selection

trim reference -- movie

undo: Undo the action of the previous event or user interaction

undo reference -- movie

 

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