iMAC G3 Photo Slideshow?

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  1. wumb0 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a few iMAC G3's and clamshells (one of each in every color) a while back just based on their super cool retro aesthetics and personal nostalgia. I finally decided to use them for something--got them all up and running smoothly (9.0.4) and I am trying to figure out a way to use them as digital picture frames.

    Here's my problem: I cannot figure out how to get a fullscreen/looped slideshow going.
    Displaying one image "fullscreen" is no problem (title bar is always there unless I adjust the monitor proportions to a point where you cannot see it).
    I created a simple slideshow on my macbook using imovie and exported it as a quicktime jpeg compressed video file. That works on the G3 (running Quicktime 5, it took a couple trial and error compression settings until I found one that worked)
    BUT there is no way to get the video to play in a loop.
    I looked through the mac repository and a couple other places for software that might be able to do this, but with no luck.
    Anyone have an idea how to do this? I'm guessing its possible, but I cannot figure it out.
     
  2. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

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    Can Quicktime Player not play in a loop?

    I think I remember doing this with QT.
     
  3. wumb0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This version cannot.
    I doubled checked and its running QT 4.1.2 (not QT5)
    Not sure if 5 can run a loop, tried to install it and check with no success
    "application program that created it could not be found"
    "could not find a translation extension with appropriate translators"
    It was a file called "quicktime5.cdr", i found the same one on a couple different sites.
     
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  5. MacTech68, Feb 21, 2018
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    MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    For image slideshows, JPEGView has a slideshow option ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Mosaic/Mac/Helpers/jpeg-view-331.hqx

    OS 9 versions of GraphicConverter also have a SlideShow option. See the version 5.9.5 "Classic" links here:

    https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/download/download-old-versions/


    As for Quicktime, try v6.0.3 from here (I Can't recall if Quicktime Player needs a Pro Registration for "loop" playback - it does for full screen):

    https://web.archive.org/web/*/http:...ite.net/qtinstall.info.apple.com/ron/us/mac/*

    LATE EDIT:
    QuickTime v5.0.5 courtesy: :)

    http://main.system7today.com/software/quicktime5.html
     
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