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apple script error help

Question asked by zinny on Apr 15, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2015 by zinny

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apple script error help

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I have created this applescript to get the duration of a quicktime and insert it into a filemaker field but the apple script doesn't work when I have it decoupled. Mov Files::get path restructured is the filepath with : in place of / and works fine. it's Mov Files::File Name that can't be recognized by the script. the value it returns currently is Reuben_Test_Clip_Prores422.mov

"tell application \"QuickTime Player\"¶
    open \"" & Mov Files::get path restructured & "\"¶
    tell document \" & Mov Files::File Name & \"¶
        set MovieDuration to the duration¶
    end tell¶
    close document \" & Mov Files::File Name & \"¶
end tell¶
tell application \"Finder\"¶
    display dialog \"Movie duration = \" & MovieDuration¶
end tell¶
tell application \"FileMaker Pro Advanced\"¶
    set cell \"duration raw\" of current record to MovieDuration¶
end tell
"

Error Message

Quicktime Player got an error:can't get document

"Reuben_test_clip_Prores422.mov

".

What am I doing wrong?

also, how do I trap for Quicktime being open already and the file I want already being open?

 

Thanks

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