Crazy but need Video on Classic

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  1. IDMah macrumors 6502

    IDMah

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    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)

    thanks
    Ian
     
  2. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    ;-)

    You could snoop around System 7 Today:
    http://main.system7today.com/softwareindex/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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    Being a CRT, it might flicker too much when recorded so it'd pay to check that too.
     
  5. IDMah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes ! we want bars and Flicker !!! All Old school glory..
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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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.
     
  7. IDMah thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.

    thanks
    Ian
     
  8. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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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 :)
     
  9. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe run the old After Dark screensaver? That's what people used on them back then.
     
  10. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    We regularly saw "Moire" and "Pyro" screen savers.
     
  11. IDMah thread starter macrumors 6502

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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
    Ian
     
  12. MacTech68, Mar 15, 2013
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    MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  13. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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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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  15. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    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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