I have struggled for a while to find a solution to something I thought would be quite simple: When the computer starts up it should play back a quicktime at full screen, in loopmode.
I solved this quite easily in max, but figured out a way to do this with applescript also.
First, one thing which isnt obvious, is that you can save your quicktime movie with the loop flag checked, so next time quicktime player opens that movie it will loop.
There are lots of applescripts for playing back an already opened movie, but I couldnt find a working solution to first open a movie, then play it back.
First download qtstartup.zip, unzip it, and then follow the instructions below:
- open your movie in quicktime player and turn on the loop (apple-L), and save the movie.
- go to your login items (in accounts in system preferences), and add your quicktime movie to the login items list.
- add the qt-startupscript to the login items, making sure it comes after the quicktime movie.
- restart the computer, and hopefully your quicktime movie is looping and playing back at fullscreen.
Here is the script:
tell application “QuickTime Player”
present movie 1 scale screen
update nov 2008: Maybe the MSA QT Player is an alternative: it plays fullscreen, also over multiple outputs (unlike QT pro)