Creating screen savers

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  1. quidire macrumors 6502

    quidire

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    #1
    Hello all,

    The idea of having mpeg (or quicktime etc) video on loop as a screen saver* seems appealing to me; does anyone have any ideas for how to do it?

    It seems that the easiest mechanism would be to simple set up a wrapper that used a generallized video playing API, but I have no experience w/ Cocoa yet, and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction...

    Would this be of interest to anyone else (development and/or use)?

    * Some measure would have to be taken to ensure the lack of burn-in on the edges of the video display... perhaps random patterns, perhaps the video box can move around the screen... vital stats can be displayed in the blank spaces...
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    screensavers are no longer useful in actually preventing screen burn, it takes years for a modern day display to burn. Screensavers are a remnant that only serve as entertainment value. So don't worry about that part...

    paul
     
  3. Sneeper macrumors regular

    Sneeper

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    We've got monitors with burn in at work. Big 21" Apple CRT monitors. They are a few years old, but you'd want your monitor to last a few years. It definitely still happens.
     

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