Knowledgebase: iTunes & Quicktime
How do I create a Quicktime reference movie?
Posted by Andrew Jones on 10 December 2007 05:13 PM
A Quicktime reference movie is a handy tool to force Quicktime to play content. You might use a Quicktime reference movie if you'd like to give your audience the option of opening your mp3 stream using Quicktime. Also, a Quicktime reference movie will make it easier for your audience to open rtsp: content, as many web browsers do not know how to handle this protocol. The steps to create a Quicktime reference movie are basically the same as as a Quicktime playlist; a reference movie with a .mov extension will allow the movie to display embed within a web page or within the browser window, where as a Quicktime playlist with a .qtl extension will only play in Quicktime Player.

If you have Quicktime Pro, follow these instructions:

You can access the media link exporter by choosing Save As... from the File menu in QuickTime Player, then choosing Save as Reference Movie. Upload this new .mov file to your website.

If you do not have Quicktime Pro, you can modify the code below as needed. Save it into a text file with a .mov extension and link to it from your website.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?>
<embed
autoplay="true"
moviename="My Sample File"
src="rtsp://qtss.streamguys.com/sample_100kbit.mov"
/>


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