You can't accomplish the same thing or better with interactive containers?
I assume you mean "can" rather than "can't"?
Sorry, I'm an ignorant end-user. I thought the container I was using in FM is interactive. The music player just opens when I click on the the container field showing the music file in that record.
Opening with a dedicated mini-player within the FM program is pretty user-friendly even if the FM12 mini-player is poorly designed. But Opening the file in iTunes is a less satisfactory way to play the file.
Thanks for your quick reply but can you expand on your thought please.
I actually meant "can't". If you select the container in layout mode and open the inspector, you can select interactive conrtainer. If the field contains an audio file, a QuickTime controller will be available in browse. You can set it to automatically play on record load.
Again, thanks for reply. But...
The QuickTime controller is a near-useless device. That is the problem with FM13 and after.
The now-removed FM12 player displays where you are along the file that is playing and - crucial to serious music listening - it shows the "chapters" or movements of a symphony file that could be 3 hrs if you wanted to hear it all. Some of my files - ripped from 73 minute CDs in my home collection - might have a dozen pieces on it. So I want to head straight to the one I want to hear or play for a friend.
You can do some things with MBS plugin.
Christian - thank you.
But do any of those alternatives not cost a substantial fraction of the cost of FM, like MBS, or not require skills on my part that are beyond the usual competencies of end-users, like making controls?
Has FM16 restored the music player or made installing one suitable for just a guy with a 900 file music collection that has been in FM records for many years?