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Time Code from Quicktime – a quick and easy answer…

Oct 21 2009 | 7:14 pm

Hi All,

I’ve been a MAX/MSP user for years, and I’m now starting to dabble with Jitter. I have what is no doubt a total noob question… so please don’t hate me for asking.

I’m using the object, and I’m reading a H264 Quicktime file.

All I want to do is be able to output the time code. That’s it. I know for a fact that the timecode is embedded as layer 2 in the movie file, but I just can’t seem to figure out the way to have Jitter spit out the time code from this movie. I have already looked at the tutorials and reference pages, and though there have been some things which looked promising, it just won’t work!

Can someone please just tell me how to view the timecode?


Oct 22 2009 | 2:26 pm

Ach, nevermind.

After countless tries of ‘get timecode’ and ‘timecode get’ and ‘timecode $1’, I finally figured out the variation ‘gettimecode’.

At least a) I warned that it was a noob question, and b) no one took the 45 seconds it would have taken to explain this to me.


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