I've been tasked with creating a screen saver with an .mp4 file. So far, it looks like SaveHollywood is the best way to accomplish this. Does anyone know how to configure the preferences of SaveHollywood to use the .mp4 file?
You'll need to push out a package containing the screen saver, the video to be used, and a plist giving instructions to the screen saver. Make sure you place the video files in a universally available location (not /tmp/ or inside a user's home folder) and set the plist to the correct location.
plist name: fr.whitebox.SaveHollywood.plist
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>assets.library</key> <array> <string>/Path/To/Vids</string> <string>/Path/To/Vids/Special Content</string> </array> <key>assets.randomOrder</key> <true/> <key>assets.startWhereLeftOff</key> <false/> <key>frame.background.color</key> <string>0.000000|0.000000|0.000000</string> <key>frame.drawBorder</key> <false/> <key>frame.randomPosition</key> <false/> <key>frame.scaling</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>frame.showMetadata</key> <false/> <key>frame.showMetadata.mode</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>movie.audio.mainDisplayOnly</key> <false/> <key>movie.volume.mode</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>screen.mainDisplayOnly</key> <false/> </dict> </plist>
@cpresnall Do you know if this is still working on Catalina? I've been previously managing these settings with a profile that I created from the ByHost plist and created with mcxToProfile.py, but now it's no longer working. I came across this post and tried your suggestion but no luck. Could you also explain why the .plist is placed in /Library/Library/Preferences and not /Library/Preferences ? Thanks!
Has anyone used SaveHollywood recently? I have tried as posted above, although the use of Library/Library is very confusing. I have using /Library/Preferences, given I dont understand how you can have Library/Library, but no luck. I can get Save Hollywood to install and deploy the video to Shared folder but the plist does not work and I have tried deploying the plist to various places.