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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Crazy but need Video on Classic

I know it's crazy but looking for an program that will play video
or at least a Animated Gif, full screen on Mac Classics.

We are using them for Set Dec on a short film and don't want
to green screen perfectly good screens. (also a lot of work)

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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I know it's crazy
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You could snoop around System 7 Today:
http://main.system7today.com/softwar.../internet.html
Maybe a combination of Netscape and the flash plugin could be coerced to play a movie on a loop. I don't know if it can be convinced to be completely full screen or not, but it's an easy solution to try.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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What OS does said classic Mac use?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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Being a CRT, it might flicker too much when recorded so it'd pay to check that too.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yes ! we want bars and Flicker !!! All Old school glory..
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:22 PM   #6
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Is it a Mac Classic specifically, or do you mean to watch videos on a "compact Mac" of any type?

The Color Classic can play old-school Cinepak and Sorenson codec QuickTime videos just fine.

The (black and white, 68030-based) SE/30 and Classic II can be cajoled into playing video with some effort.

The 68000-based Classic, SE, Plus, and before are completely incapable of playing anything approximating video.

You will *NOT* get any copy of Flash Player to run on any compact Mac. The first version of Flash to support video was in 2003, long after any 68K support was dropped.

If you were to dig up a positively ancient copy of Macromedia Authorware, you could create a video-like presentation.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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we've got them.

We have 3-4 mac classics sitting around. So any thing on the screen is fine..
even a slideshow.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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Would a screen saver suffice? I mean, if it has to be video this doesn't work, but if you just want some movement on the screen
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Something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSmGjB-G6v8

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Maybe run the old After Dark screensaver? That's what people used on them back then.
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 06:04 AM   #11
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Maybe run the old After Dark screensaver? That's what people used on them back then.
We regularly saw "Moire" and "Pyro" screen savers.
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Screen saver might be an option but would prefer to see "actual" graphics.

Spacial location - planets maps - engine stats - graphs and etc.
Maybe the slideshow route.. actual "video" would be the best

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With further thought, you might be able to put something together with Macromedia's old Director-Shockwave self contained DXR engine.

IIRC that's how Apple put their early Mac demos together.
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Screen saver might be an option but would prefer to see "actual" graphics.

Spacial location - planets maps - engine stats - graphs and etc.
Maybe the slideshow route.. actual "video" would be the best

thanks
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Those Macs were black and white. They couldn't play video I'm not really sure what it is you want, really.
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Further, here is a source of tools you may be able to use. I'm not familiar with them, but you may be able to use these to achieve something suitable.


Before Macromedia Director, there was VideoWorks from Macromind:
VideoWorks v1.0

VideoWorks II

Then Macromind became Macromedia:

Macromedia Director 3.1/3.1.3


Some other tools that might get you where you want:

Spectator 1.0

FilmMaker
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Then Macromind became Macromedia
I really hated that corporate, yuppie name change. Heaven forbid that you market a product with a creative name to creative professionals.
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