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QTMovie.OpenFile

Opens a movie file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
QTMovie 4.0 Yes No Yes, macOS only No No
MBS( "QTMovie.OpenFile"; Path )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Path The native file path to the movie file. "/Test.mov"

Result

Returns Movie Reference or error.

Description

Opens a movie file.
Returns the movie reference which must be released with QTMovie.Release function.
See also QTMovie.OpenContainer or QTMovie.OpenURL.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

Examples

Open Movie

$Movie = MBS( "QTMovie.OpenFile"; "/Test.mov" )

Close it later

MBS( "QTMovie.Release"; $Movie )

See also

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 5th September 2014


QTMovie.OpenContainer   -   QTMovie.OpenURL

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