ATTN SUPER MAC GEEKS... is this possible?? will pay money to help

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  1. LOUDSYSTEM

    LOUDSYSTEM New Member

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    Ok here is the idea

    I have a client with a salon that we put 2 tvs in. I want to put a mac mini behind each one connected to an apple N network..

    So the computer in the office is a windows machine i want to know if its possible to make an automater script or folder script so that when you drop a power point or what ever presentation file into a folder over the network onto each mac mini ( so a shared folder on each computer is set up ) and when a file goes in it the mac mini will automatically go full screen and play the presentation over and over..

    so cliffs.. network shared folder on the mac mini, drop a PPT or what ever into it and the mac mini will automatically play the file..

    kthx
     
  2. DeepRun™

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    Why not have 1 Mac Mini with video output to both TV's and have them play the PPT file from the one using Mac Office? Surely you're capable of wiring this.
     
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    LOUDSYSTEM New Member

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    because its a 15000 sq ft salon and theres no way to run cables due to the custom paint and ceilings etc.. .

    the question is can a script be made so they dont have to go to each computer and turn stuff on.. or what about a local screen sharing program??
     
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    yeah its pretty simple to do this.
     
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    unpossible
     
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    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    Yeah there are a few different ways you could do it. The easiest would be to set up a folder action to run an apple script when a file is added.

    This should work
    Code:
    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items
        try
            tell application "Finder"
                --get the name of the folder
                set the folder_name to the name of this_folder
            end tell
            
            tell application "Microsoft PowerPoint"
                activate
                run slide show added_items
                tell active presentation to set loop until stopped to yes
            end tell
            
        end try
    end adding folder items to
    
     
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    it would be cheaper, all be it more work, to turn the slideshow into a video file and use Apple TV instead of mini's
     
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    if that is easy to automate then yes but i think they will be changing the power points weekly...
     
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    i have never seen any wireless 2.4ghz transmitter work correctly in a commercial environment and they barely work in residential
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Well I agree that running cables is the correct solution.... but I fail to see how those 2.4GHz transmitters can be any worse than using a 2.4GHz 802.11 network connection :mamoru:
     
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    probably because the wireless network connection is only used to transfer the file to the local machine. from then on, its played off the hard drive instead of being continually streamed wirelessly :ugh2:
     
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    :noes::noes::noes::noes: :rofl:
     
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    and isnt N 5 GHZ :noes:
     

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