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Important: This document is part of the Legacy section of the ADC Reference Library. This information should not be used for new development.

Current information on this Reference Library topic can be found here:

Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-01-14

Build Requirements: CodeWarrior Pro 2, QuickTime 5.0

Runtime Requirements: Carbon

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Macintosh developers interested in the qttimecode sample should now download the QTKitTimeCode code sample:


This sample code has been updated for QuickTime 5.0 QTTimeCode is a sample application that illustrates how to use the timecode media handler. You can use QTTimeCode to add a timecode track to a movie, to extract the current timecode value from a movie, to extract the source information about a timecode track, and to toggle the display of a movie's timecode track. 68k or PowerPC (or newer) machines running System 8.5 or later. PC with Intel Pentium or compatible processor. QuickTime 4.0 or later. CodeWarrior Pro 2 or later or Visual C++ 5.0 or later.

Document Revision History

Date Notes
2003-01-14Shows how to use the timecode media handler.

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