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Quick Time COM Objects

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I am attempting to get my hands dirty in some objects. I don't really understand much about how they work and such, however I read the COM Object page that is available here. I am trying to change 2 settings for Quick Time, the free version. I am trying to disable automatic updates, and remove the icon from the tray. I can accomplish this of course using the GUI, but I am trying to learn how to use objects. I downloaded the OLE/COM object viewer as it says to do in the documentation about objects. I found some things in here relating to Quick Time, but I am not sure about the best way to find what I am looking for. Can someone point me into the right direction?

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Modify the settings on one machine and then copy the files needed to each machine after install

7.x version also keeps some of the configuration settings in

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime\QuickTime.qtp

In order to turn off Hot Picks the .xml needs to be placed in each user's QuickTime Profile

%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime\QTPlayerSession.xml

To remove the Tray Icon, and to stop qttask from running at start-up

Registry write/create

set "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime\ActiveX\QTTaskRunFlags to 2

Registry Delete

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\QuickTime Task"

good luck with com objects


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That will work, really wanted to try and pwn some COM objects, or get pwned, either way. But this will work for now. Thx for the help!

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That will work, really wanted to try and pwn some COM objects, or get pwned, either way. But this will work for now. Thx for the help!

Apple provides a complete SDK for COM/ActiveX programming of QuickTime:

QuickTime Automation

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Of course, the included examples will be written in languages other than AutoIt, but 99% of the fun is in figuring out how to make the translation. Enjoy! :whistle:

-S


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