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Fancy playback tricks Nobody knows for sure what Apple was thinking when it created some of these ad- ditional features--exactly how often do you want your movie to play backward?--but here they are. Some of these features are available only in the unlocked Pro version of QuickTime Player, as indicated below. ·Changethescreensize. Using the Movie menu commands, such as Double Size and Fill Screen, you can enlarge or reduce the actual "movie screen" window. Making the window larger also makes the movie coarser, because QuickTime Player simply doubles the size of every dot that was present in the original. Still, when you want to show a movie to a group of people more than a few feet away from the screen, these larger sizes are perfectly effective. ·Playmorethanonemovie. You can open several movies at once and then run them simultaneously. (Of course, the more movies you try to play at once, the jerkier the playback gets.) As a sanity preserver, QuickTime Player plays only one soundtrack--that of the movie you most currently clicked. If you really want to hear the cacophony of all the soundtracks being played simultaneously, choose QuickTime Player Preferences, and turn off "Play sound in frontmost player only." (The related check- QuickTime Player (Free Version)