Maybe you are not indicating the movie file extension, like e.g. "moviename.mov"? Also you should check the spaces in the name of the file like "my movie.mov", in this case you should indicate to jit.qt.movie the message [read "my movie.mov"], with quotes
if you want to access directly a file you must search its path. You can do that by opening your terminal and dragging the file on it. Copy the path and place it after 'read'. you will get something similar to this:
let us know if it works
@ efe: Your solution works, however, this patch is part of an installation . I am making the patch here and will pass it on as a standalone to my client who does not have max. Is there another solution possible?
Works fine here (MacBook Pro, OS 10.5.8). See if the "media" folder that comes with max works for you (I get 27 files loaded). Maybe I should also mention that right now only .mov files are accepted. If you have different file formats you need to change the "types" message sent to the [folder] object.