As has happened many times before, I have to leap for the volume control on the movie player, because, by default, the playback volume automatically starts at the highest setting. Even with my system-wide volume set to one notch above completely muted, a QuickTime movie with its own volume control at full is louder than I'd like it to be at night when other people are sleeping.
A burst of loud sound always escapes before I can get the volume turned down.
Is there anyway to make in-browser QuickTime playback default to a lower volume when it starts up? Or is there a way at least to make QuickTime pause at the beginning of clips so I can lower the volume before playback begins?
(BTW, I'm using USB speakers with no independent volume control of their own, so I can't solve my problem that way.)