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Scripting to Play DVDs from Media Database

Question asked by carolleigh on Jul 7, 2009

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Scripting to Play DVDs from Media Database

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I wonder if someone could point us in the right direction.  We are novices at this.

I have an AppleScript to open DVDs from within our database of DVD folders (not DVDs) with their Video TS files.  It works great! We wanted FileMaker to open a different DVD for each record (of course) but we realized that if we make this a button which activates this script below in layout mode, it always opens the same script.  

How do we either:

1-set a variable so that a specific field can insert the name of the DVD file we want opened (this sounds hard, but it’s probably the right way)

or

2-enter a different script in each record the way you would enter a different picture.


Here is our AppleScript.  It’s a bit quirky with two quit commands, but it worked better that way.

tell application "DVD Player"
stop
quit
quit
end tell

tell application "DVD Player"
    activate
open dvd video folder alias "NAMEOFHARDDRIVE:NAMEOFDVDFOLDER:VIDEO_TS:"
    set viewer full screen to false
    set title to 1
    set chapter to 1
    play dvd    
end tell


Thanks so very much if you can help!
















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