This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
I suggest that you look at the QuickTime java api (I think it the sdk is installed when you choose the custom settings when installing QuickTime from the Apple site). This will give you much more control over the media that you are trying to present in your application. Sean