resizing quicktime


sorry if this is the wrong spot, 1st post...

new mac user and just wondering if theres a way to change the size of the quicktime player when viewing online videos..or if i can change some setting to open video links in the JUST the quicktime player..thanx for the help

oh and do you guys prefer safari or do you use IE



Staff member
When you're on a webpage which has an embedded QuickTime movie, you can look at the source code and look for ".mov", which might show you the URL of the QT-movie. You can open this URL directly from QuickTime player, where you can resize it.


U.S.D.A. Prime
Or, if the web page directly links to the video itself, you can option-click (or right-click) and save the movie to your desktop. You can then open it in QuickTime player and resize all you want.


U.S.D.A. Prime
No. Resizing video inside of a web page is not dependent on the player/plug-in used to view the video (at least not with Windows Media or QuickTime).

QuickTime movies that are embedded in web pages are defined to display at a certain size. Unless you have access to the source code of the web page, there is no way to make them bigger or smaller -- think of the layout nightmare a web page with an embedded QuickTime movie would be if you could resize the video -- all other elements on the page would have to shift to accompany the new size of the QuickTime video. Done correctly, it would look ok -- if the page was designed by a layout genius, which we all know happens about 0.1% of the time.

At any rate, the short answer is that you cannot resize a QuickTime video unless you are viewing it in QuickTime player (or another stand-alone player). Most video in web pages is defined to display at a certain size, and if not, the QuickTime plug-in will display the video at it's native resolution and size.


Mac Enthusiast
What fryke and ElDiabloConCaca have said is true.

If you want to watch it bigger, you can cheat. Press Apple + Option + 8, then hold down Apple + Option and use the + and - keys to zoom in and out of the screen. When you're done, press Apple + Option + 8 again to turn it off.