Mac OS X intro video at startup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zakre.t, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. zakre.t macrumors newbie

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    #1
    is it possible to use the video from the first startup of OS X everytime i startup the computer. i found the video on my computer i just need to figure out a way to do what i wanna do.
     
  2. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Are you saying you would like that intro video to play everytime you restart your computer? If so, man, I would find that HIGHLY annoying.
     
  3. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    #3
    That would be kinda cool... Think about it, how often do you actually restart your computer?
     
  4. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I just have bad memory, but I don't recall a video playing when I first bought my Mac... :confused:
     
  5. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Why not use iMovie to cut the video and the sound file together, and either (1) Make an AppleScript to play the video on startup or (2) Add the video to startup items (but I think that needs to be an app)?
     
  6. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    do you know where to get the video from on your computer? is it in a quicktime format?
     
  7. kap91 macrumors member

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    The location of the files is this

    System/Library/coreservices/setup assistant/resources/transitionsection.bundle/resources/

    Some of these are packages and you'll have to use the "show package contents" command.

    The files are called intro.mov and intro-sound.mp3

    As for making them play at startup, I'm clueless.
     
  8. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    OK basically what you need to do is get those files, mix em together in iMovie (I just did this in about 30 seconds) and make an AppleScript that goes something along the lines of:
    Code:
    tell application "Quicktime"
    open "Place:where:you:saved:the:file:with:colons:separating:the:folders"
    end tell
    For example, if you placed it in the Movies folder it would be:
    Code:
    tell application "Quicktime"
    open "[B][Name of your HD, probably Macintosh HD][/B]:Users:[B][Your short name][/B]:Movies:[B][Filename; I called mine Mac OS X Startup Video][/B].mov"
    end tell
    Save that as an application and add it to your startup items. Doing this will cause Quicktime to open every-time you login.

    Having failed that, you could just drag the movie into the startup items...

    EDIT: I could post my pre-mixed video (in classic Blue Peter-style, for all you UK people!) yo save you doing it.
     
  9. johnson8ryley macrumors newbie

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    Help Me!

    So im very interested in getting this to play everytime i boot up BUT it's not working. I have the applescript set to application I have the video file in the folder you told me to but whenever it boots up it won't play it:(
    the apple script code is:

    tell application "QuickTime Player"
    open "[Macintosh HD]:Users:[Freebird]:Movies:[Mac OS X Intro Video.mov]"
    end tell

    When I click on results AppleScript tells me:

    tell application "QuickTime Player"
    open "[Macintosh HD]:Users:[Freebird]:Movies:[Mac OS X Intro Video.mov]"
    --> missing value
    --> error number 0
    end tell
    Result:
    missing value


    PLEASE HELP I HAVE A MID 2010 IMAC RUNNING 10.6.4
     
  10. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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  11. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Old post but it's a video that says 'welcome' in lots of different languages, followed by a big X, then the login window appears.



    You're probably better off making your own thread.
     
  12. johnson8ryley macrumors newbie

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    Thanks but no thanks

    Yes Thank you for the video(already have one though) of the boot up but my problem is that i wan't it to play that everytime i boot up my imac. thanks but no thanks
     
  13. Krim911 macrumors newbie

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    In that case, you will need to do some work in Terminal and probably put into your .bash or .bashrc file.

    Im sure someone has posted the code somewhere on the interwebs
     

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