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Thread: iStartupMovie: Play Clip Upon SpringBoard Launch Or Respring

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    Default iStartupMovie: Play Clip Upon SpringBoard Launch Or Respring


    If you remember from about a month ago, a developer brought startup sound customization to iOS with his application iStartupSound. Although this application is not a staple function for iOS users, it is a fun tweak that gives you some unique customization to your iDevice. Vladislav Korotnev (@vladkorotnev) has recently released his second "sequel" to his line of startup applications called iStartupMovie. His new application once again brings a unique feature to the startup genre.

    Just as the title says, iStartupMovie allows movie or video clips to play on your device during startup or respring. Whenever you reboot, shutdown and turn on, or even respring your device, whatever clip you have chosen will play before the SpringBoard displays on your device.

    The videos files must be in .mov/.m4v format and placed on your device via SSH. Here's the SSH location:

    /var/mobile/Library/StartupMovies

    To choose what clips play, use the iStartupMovie Manager application that will appear on your SpringBoard after installation.

    Note: Since the SpringBoard will not display until the clip is finished playing, a word of advice: keep your clip short and sweet.



    Try iStartupMovie out on Cydia (on the BigBoss repo) and post your thoughts here: it is compatible on all iDevices and firmwares (has not been tested on the iOS 5 beta - testing and using on a beta is done at your own risk. Note the consequences and risks of testing software on a beta that has unconfirmed compatibility). It is also free, however the creator is accepting donations if you so desire. Donate to him here.

    Name: iStartupMovie
    Author: Vladislav Korotnev
    Version: 1.0.0-10
    Price: Free

    Keep up to date with iStartupMovie and other projects by the author by following Vladislav Korotnev (@vladkorotnev) on Twitter.

    UPDATED: As you can see from the first photo, it appears that words are overlapping on the status/toolbar. This is due to incompatibility with Ryan Petrich's DietBar. The problem doesn't inhibit use of the application so no worries. I have spoken with Vladislav and he knows of the issue.

    Source(s): Vladislav Korotnev, Vladislav Korotnev Donation Page
    Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 08-08-2011 at 01:33 PM.

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    Cool, I think I'll be getting this little tweak.

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    This seems like one of those apps that would be cool for about 3 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
    This seems like one of those apps that would be cool for about 3 times.
    iStartupSound and iStartupMovie are most likely great additions to those people who enjoy theming their devices.

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    Do you have winterboard? My shadows aren't that large on my labels if you have send me the info.plist pleaaaaaase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalaible View Post
    Do you have winterboard? My shadows aren't that large on my labels if you have send me the info.plist pleaaaaaase
    Who are you referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iKillYou View Post
    can't wait to find a priceless video to use

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    I've been palying with this great tweak for couple hours I just notice when I tried to charge it it doenst look that is actually charging It's just me or this is something that ha to be fix I'm on 4.3.3 on iPhone 4

    When I tried to charge my iPhone
    That's what I meant 
    Last edited by ash3s2012; 08-08-2011 at 04:58 PM.

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    Im gonna use the clip from Scarface when he says "Say hello to my lil friend!". You guys better not copy me

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    I believe he is copying off of the demo application that is on every device. Ive been doing this for awhile...

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    Cause I was bored. Here ya go http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1091175/startup.mov
    question = (to) ? be : !be;

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerddownthestreet View Post
    Cause I was bored. Here ya go http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1091175/startup.mov
    lol it's cool
    would you like me to include this as a sample mov in iStartupVideo? :P

    Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
    I believe he is copying off of the demo application that is on every device. Ive been doing this for awhile...
    No, I'm not, Otherwise it would have behaved like a screensaver — starting automatically every 40 seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
    I've been palying with this great tweak for couple hours I just notice when I tried to charge it it doenst look that is actually charging It's just me or this is something that ha to be fix I'm on 4.3.3 on iPhone 4

    When I tried to charge my iPhone
    That's what I meant 
    Yes, I had the same issue. Whatever battery percentage, and battery state (charging or not) that was on my status bar after the initial respring, stays. I can plug in the cord all day, but the battery percentage, status icon, as well as the "plugged in" sound, all do not change.

    Uninstalling fixed this immediately. Wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by app0 View Post
    lol it's cool
    would you like me to include this as a sample mov in iStartupVideo? :P
    Yeah, sure! That would be cool

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    can't find it in cydia

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    DO NOT INSTALL!

    After installing this tweak, I was unable to charge my phone at all. I decided to give it a respring to see if that would fix it. After respring, my phone (iPhone 4 on 4.3.3) froze at the passcode screen! I tried rebooting the phone only to have the same thing happen again. In the end, I had to connect via USB and go through iPhone Explorer to delete everything that was installed from iStartupMovie.

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    My iPad wouldn't charge so I deleted it.
    It was kind of cool though.

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    I know about the charging issue. I am working on it.
    It's charging, but not showing it.
    And it IS NOT guaranteed to work on iPad due to a different way of iPad lock screen behavior.

    nerddownthestreet, will be done

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