1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 23, 2009 2:06 PM by Sean_Wilson

    detect and install quick time with lingo

    smaraki

      When I import a quick time movie into Director presentation - it needs QuickTime to be installed on every computer to run properly

       

      Is there any setting which may make these kind of movies run on any computer without QuickTime?
      Is there a Lingo script which may solve it?

      Otherwise is there any Lingo code to check for the presence of QuickTime and then react accordingly if the user doesn't have it installed ? (probably display a screen that offers to install QuickTime or quit the movie)

      any idea?
      Thanks a lot in advance.
      sof

        • 1. Re: detect and install quick time with lingo
          Sean_Wilson Adobe Community Professional
          Is there any setting which may make these kind of movies run on any computer without QuickTime?

          No - if you want to display QuickTime movies (or use #quickTimeMedia members in Director) the playback machine must have QuickTime installed on it.

          Otherwise is there any Lingo code to check for the presence of QuickTime and then react accordingly if the user doesn't have it installed ?

          There is the QuickTimeVersion() command (which you would have discovered if you had checked the Help file):

          on prepareMovie
            if QuickTimeVersion() < 7.0 then
              _player.alert("You need to install QuickTime - please re-start this program when the installer finishes")
              -- assuming the installer is in the same folder as the current movie/projector
              _player.open(_movie.path & "QuickTimeInstaller.exe")
              _player.quit()
            end if
          end