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The QuickTime Way > Making Your QuickTime Player Preferences Known - Pg. 10

QuickTime Pro: Making It All Happen 10 · Plug-in Settings. Enables you to configure the QuickTime plug-in. It takes you to the Plug-in tab of the QuickTime pane of the System Preferences utility. · Connection Speed. Enables you to set your connection speed (you should have already set this using the QuickTime pane in the System Preferences utility). · QuickTime Language. If the movie has tracks for different languages, you can choose the language in which you want to hear the movie. Going Further with QuickTime QuickTime is more than just plain old "watching" movies. You can also use QuickTime to view QuickTime Virtual Reality movies (more commonly called QuickTime VR) and to watch QuickTime TV. QuickTime Virtual Reality (VR) enables you to interact with movies that simulate panoramic, virtual worlds. You can move around within a movie, and you can even closely examine objects within that movie. QuickTime VR is widely used on the Web so that you can examine products, museums, and other interesting things. When you view a QuickTime VR movie, you won't see the usual QuickTime controls. Instead, you will see special cursors that indicate what you can do with the movie. The standard cursor is a small circle with a dot in the center. When you see this, you know that you are looking at a QuickTime VR movie. To move around the image, simply hold the mouse button down and drag (the cursor will show an arrow to indicate which way you are moving). The image will move accordingly, and you can explore it to your heart's content. With its streaming capabilities, QuickTime can also be used to watch "broad-casts" from the Web. These can be live events or stored events that have already taken place. You can see live or re- corded content on various channels that make their content available in the QuickTime format. The current list of QuickTime TV providers includes CNN, Disney, ABC News, and many more. To watch a QuickTime TV channel, open QuickTime Player and choose QTV, QuickTime TV, and then the channel that you want to watch. When you open a QuickTime channel, you will see the "broadcast" in a new QuickTime window. After the content begins to stream, you can view it. QuickTime VR and QuickTime TV are pretty cool, but since they are not really relevant to the topic of this book, that is all I will say about them here. Check out Apple's QuickTime Web site if you want to learn more about them. Making Your QuickTime Player Preferences Known There are a few QuickTime Player preferences that you might want to set by choosing QuickTime Player, Preferences, Player Preferences. You have the options shown in Figure 1.4 and explained in the following list: