MoviePlayer has a Present Movie function that's great for displaying movies:

  1. Open your movie in MoviePlayer

  2. Choose Present Movie from the File menu .

  3. When you see a dialog box with the title "Present Movie," click the Play button.

    Your monitor will go black and then the movie will play in the center of it. If you want to stop the movie while playing, simply press the mouse button.

You can also choose to play the movie in Slide Show mode, which advances the movie from frame to frame only when you click. No audio is played. This option is better suited to QuickTime movies composed of a series of still images, rather than those meant to be played as motion video. To do it this way, after following steps 1 and 2 above, you should:

  1. Click on the Slide Show radio button in the area labeled "Mode," and then click the Play button.

  2. Again the screen will go black and the movie will appear, but this time you'll see only the first frame of the movie.

  3. Press the mouse button to advance forward in the slide show frame-by-frame through the photographs; double-click to go backward.

    You can also use the Arrow keys to step through the presentation both forwards and backwards.

  4. To stop the presentation before all the frames have been played, use command-period.

Another option available in the Present Movie dialog box is the amount of time that the screen is black before and after the clip plays. Set the amount of time you want in the area labeled "Blank screen" ).




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