I attempted doing things with the QTKit but couldn't get the syntax to work with applescript and couldnt find documentation so I think you are right. I may try and bind it but didn't have much luck when I tried last time. I went ahead and put in a NSMovieView that is working pretty well for now. I do agree about applescript but it makes a usable FRONTEND. My problem is that some people seem to want more than just a frontend which would need more cocoa programming(which my brother is starting to learn but we have no experience with) or another language. Thanks for the input though I think we will have a good usable program it just isnt necessarily fitting the needs or wants of everyone. We are starting to think about moving to cocoa but it wasn't simple enough when we started(we hadn't really planned for it to go this far). Thanks for the link too.