1. From my experience with this, when using column view, you must have the file selected in the Finder with the preview for that file loaded and showing otherwise the plug-in will fail to execute for some reason.

    Comment by Jonathan — May 24, 2005 @ 9:23 am

  2. Wow, this is so useful especially if you don’t have Quicktime Pro … and the only reason to buy Pro would be to get Full Screen coverage. Thanks a million!

    Comment by QuarterSwede — June 5, 2005 @ 10:59 pm

  3. QuarterSwede;

    Full screen isn’t the only reason to go “Pro”, just that many consumers don’t need the other features.

    Quicktime pro also has a lot of record/capture capabilities, as well as means to transcode or reencode video.

    Comment by JeffDM — June 11, 2005 @ 2:23 pm

  4. Yes, QuarterSwede, there are other reasons to have QTPro. While I may not agree with how Apple chooses to parcel out specific features, it isn’t just full screen that is useful.

    For example, if you have a video clip and an audio clip (say background music) and the video is a little longer than the music and you would like them to match, you can copy the music and choose “Paste Scaled” when pasting the audio. The audio will automatically be “fit” to the video by changing the duration of the audio. While this isn’t something you will use often, it has been very helpful for me. This is only one thing…

    Comment by Mark Lewis — July 13, 2005 @ 10:21 am

  5. Of course, another good way to avoid the Pro fee and get full screen is to go get NicePlayer at

    (granted, I know the guys who wrote it, but it’s very free, and very nice)

    Comment by Vincent — July 25, 2005 @ 1:17 pm

  6. Sorry for the misunderstanding (I could have written it better). What I meant was for users who would only upgrade to Pro for the fullscreen functionality, this is perfect (I’m still considering buying Pro).

    Comment by Jstphish — August 3, 2005 @ 9:52 am

  7. Does anyone know how to adapt this so it can play multiple files sequentially? Every way I’ve tried results in the freeze presentation problem re-emerging.

    Comment by Steve — August 18, 2005 @ 6:08 am

  8. where is the ~/Library/Workflow/Automator/Finder folders? If I have to create them, where do I put them?

    Comment by dave — August 21, 2005 @ 10:03 pm

  9. Hey, you can also use iTunes or Centerstage for fullscreen playback. But i like this action. Any way to get the floating controller?

    Comment by Chris — August 27, 2005 @ 11:03 am

  10. To get the floating controller, I pasted these lines into the applescript right after “end tell”

    tell application "Finder" to activate tell application "QuickTime Player" to activate

    Then to get the controller to come up, just move the mouse while the movie is playing.

    Comment by Alex — October 26, 2005 @ 9:20 pm

  11. When I run this a full screen comes on and says switching, nothing else ever happens. Also the floating controller script doesn’t work at all, I get an error message when I tri to run. Can someone please help?!

    Comment by Abbi — December 22, 2005 @ 10:59 am

  12. Your ~/Library folder is in your username folder. That is click on your home folder and then click on Library. If the Workflows folder does not exist, create it. Do the same with the other folders. Then copy the workflow into ~/Library/Workflow/Automator/Finder

    Comment by Randy — February 10, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

  13. when you double click on the file you just downloaded, itll come up in automator. then go to file > save as and save it as a plug-in with Finder as the location. :] then when u right click a .mov file, itll show up as a workflow in the automator context menu. hope that helps a bit.

    Comment by spunk — January 13, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

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