To make a movie that plays every time your MacOS computer starts:
- Locate a QuickTime movie, and rename it "startup movie".
- Place it in your system folder.
Now when restart your computer, that movie will play. (You can use command-period
to stop the movie.)
- If you save the movie as double-sized, by choosing Double Size in the Movie menu
in MoviePlayer, it'll play double-sized as a startup movie.
- It will work just as well to create an alias of a movie, rename the alias "startup
movie", and move that file into the system folder.
- It's not a good idea to use a movie that has a music track as a startup movie,
since startup movies play before the QuickTime Musical Instruments extension loads,
resulting in a really bad sounding movie.
- You definitely don't want to use a QuickTime VR movie as a startup movie; it
just puts up a white frame.
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