How to get a video as a screen saver

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cjddrum1, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. cjddrum1 macrumors regular

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    How do I set something like an ipod commercial (in .avi) as a screen saver on my MBP?
     
  2. AppleGuy08 macrumors 6502

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    I have been wandering how to do that too. I asked an employee at the apple store by my house. She was about as useful as a heater on a summers day. All she said was "oh thats just the way we set it up..im not sure," lol. I'd also like to know how to do this.
     
  3. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering this as well, but the next time you go to an Apple Store you should check out the screensaver settings and see if you can figure anything out. ;)
     
  4. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will do..I actually dont have the MBP yet, picking it up @ the apple store tomorow so Ill ask the guy then and let you all know
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I'll be looking forward to getting this information. Good luck Mac shopping tomorrow! :)
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    If you have the developer tools set up, you could use Quartz Composer. There is a node for video source.... This could be cool.

    Humm, as if I don't have enfough projects.

    If nobody can figure out a better idea, I may fool around with this and post something.
     
  7. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sweett! thank you!
     
  8. AppleGuy08 macrumors 6502

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    Heyyyy, now thats what im talking about! Now, does anyone have a link for a commercial? lol Oh duh...apple.com :) save as quicktime movie

    EDIT: OK, went onto apple.com...all they have are the newer commercials with those 2 guys. I want ones with ppl dancing or the eminem one..that one is awesome. Looks like im gonna go look on morpheus or something.

    EDIT 2: http://www.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/old-apple-ads.html

    Alrightey..did some more searching on apple.com...and i found them all. YAY!
     
  9. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hah ya im editing the eminem one so its without the "curtain calls" & "itunes + ipod" part of the movie...should look really good when done
     

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