Mac Tip Podcast – #028 – Automatically Play Videos In QuickTime X

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Summary: ( In this episode of Mac Tip Podcast; Automatically Play Videos In QuickTime X Download Episode: Click here ( Sponsors: GotoMeeting Hold your meetings online for just $49/mo. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days. ( And by Hostgator with 99.9% uptime, 45 Day Money Back Guarantee and plans as low as $4.95. Visit for more Info ( Show Notes: One of the worst things about Quicktime (in my opinion) is that when I want to play a video it doesn't play automatically play. In older versions you have an option with in QuickTime's preference pane to automatically play videos at first opening, but as of QuickTime X the option no-longer exists This next trick only works in Snow Leopard in where the new QuickTime X app is found. To run this trick open Terminal. This is found in Applications > Utilities. With in Terminal type the following. defaults write MGPlayMovieOnOpen 1 This will turn the autoplay option on. Now restart your QuickTime Player, if it is open. Now when you play a video you should see that the movie plays on open. If you want to reverse the process repeat the prosses but this time you want to replace the 1 with a 0 Although we all hope that Apple adds this option back to QuickTime X's preference pane in an future update but who knows it is Apple after all. And that going to do it for this episode of Mac Tip Podcast I hope you enjoyed it. The music for this podcast, preformed by Professor Kliq ( and our announcer was Josh Philpott. If you have any comments, questions or tips? Please send them to ( Or leave a voice mail on my hot-line (304) 449-4335 Twitter users can follow the show at ( If you used iTunes to download this show, Please write a review it helps get this show in the ranks of all the other great Mac Podcasts out there and your always you are welcome to leave comments on the website, ( Thank you and Stay Subscribed