MovieFile Property


set the movieFile of <movie> to <pathname> Applies to movies


The movieFile property describes the file name of a given movie. This can optionally include the path information of the movie file. Setting the movieFile property of a particular movie associates the movie object with the specified movie file. The file is not opened until a prepare command is issued. You can set the movieFile property either by using a script as described in the following example or by clicking on the Movie button in the movie Info dialog box.


Setting the movieFile of a movie to empty disassociates it from a movie file. Changing the value of the movieFile in any way causes a release to occur, if the movie is prepared using the prepare command.


Create a movie. Do not associate it with a movie file. Locate a movie file you wish to associate with the movie. Now type the following statement in the Message Box, replacing the pathname shown with the full pathname of your movie file. For Windows: "c:\movies\mymovie.mov" For Macintosh:
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