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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
 

IDMah

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May 13, 2011
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Yes ! we want bars and Flicker !!! All Old school glory..
 

Anonymous Freak

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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.
 

IDMah

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May 13, 2011
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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
 

keysersoze

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Jan 6, 2004
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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 :)
 

Alameda

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Jun 22, 2012
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Maybe run the old After Dark screensaver? That's what people used on them back then.
 

IDMah

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May 13, 2011
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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
 

MacTech68

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Mar 16, 2008
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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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Alameda

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Jun 22, 2012
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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
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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