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Opens a movie file.

Component: QTMovie
Version: 4.0
Mac OS X: Yes
Windows: No
Server: Yes
FileMaker Cloud: No

MBS( "QTMovie.OpenFile"; Path )


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


Returns Movie Reference or error.


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.


Open Movie

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

Close it later

MBS( "QTMovie.Release"; $Movie )

See also

QTMovie.OpenContainer   -   QTMovie.OpenURL

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