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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black System 10.4
Tiger only hintI love the way the RSS Visualizer screen saver looks, especially on my TV. The only thing I don't like about it is the blue background. So I opened it up in Quartz Composer (it's damn cool they offered it up that way), and I changed the background to black. It looks much cleaner now. Here's a link to the file. Enjoy!

[robg adds: If you haven't had the chance to play with Quartz Composer yet, it's worth the time. It's an amazingly useful little program. I was playing around with a macosxhints' RSS screensaver in it, and I was impressed at how (relatively) simple it was to figure out the basics. You'll have to install XCode to get it, but (in my opinion) it's worth the effort.]
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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: justinph on Apr 29, '05 10:25:13PM
Quartz Composer is formerly known as Pixelshox Studio. Apple scarfed up the guy working on it about a year and a half ago, and apparently this is what he's been working on.

Damn glad it made a comeback. It's the best live video composition app around.

If you're looking for a little tutorial on it, VJCentral has one that relates to Pixelshox. It should still apply to Quartz Composer, though the screenshots will be different.

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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: tekun on Apr 30, '05 11:57:33AM

I downloaded the RSS Visualizer file and I open it in Quartz Composer how to I save it into the System Preferences so I could have the blue and the black backgrounds to choose from in the Screen Savers options. thank you.



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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: dave@mmu on Apr 30, '05 12:53:52PM

I'd have to agree with Rob, it's a great bit of software... in about 15 mins, a complete novice like me created a custom RSS News reader screensaver that reads from the BBC News UK RSS feed.. amazing!
If anyone wants it, it's free of course and available at:
http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/daves/BBCNewsRSS.qtz.zip
Amazing!
Dave
PS, in fact i'm such a beginner i couldn't figure out how to make the link above active! d'oh!

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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: nsheldon on May 03, '05 06:48:14PM
I've created a modified version of the RSS Visualizer that not only makes the background dark but responds to audio input from a built-in mic (so it won't work on Mac minis or PowerMacs without editing). Audio input causes the background to flash like lightning. The louder the sound, the brighter (and longer) the lightning. It can be downloaded at http://www.nathansheldon.com/files/rss_visualizer_lightning.zip.

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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: dave@mmu on May 05, '05 12:55:20PM

Eh! I got published on Apple!
Check out
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/icons_screensavers/bbcnewsukrssscreensaver.html
Not too shabby for 15mins of effort!
Dave


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Multiple feeds
Authored by: Lewisham on Apr 30, '05 03:02:18PM

So has anyone figured out how to take multiple feeds in?

That would be amazing :)



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Multiple feeds
Authored by: dave@mmu on May 01, '05 05:23:14AM

no i tried it.. the format that Safari uses for multiple sites doesn't work for some reason. Maybe it's the way it parses the URL string further down the line. Well anyway that little hurdle was just too tall for me! I'm sure some boffin will sort that one.
For info, the syntax for multiple site is:
feeds:RSS%20Feeds&macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/rss_2.0&newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml&www.itv-f1.com/rss/latest
Dave


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Multiple feeds (changing feeds)
Authored by: ovrdrvn on May 06, '05 04:15:30PM

Accoring to the literature, the RSS screensaver should point to Apple's site and pushing options in the prefs should give you some more hard coded options. I ONLY have Max OS X Hints (not that that is anything to frown upon) but I swear I didn't put this there....anyone want to help crack the mystery?



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Available feeds
Authored by: sierratarn on May 08, '05 12:41:21AM

When I looked at it it listed the RSS feeds I had bookmarked in Safari. I'm guessing that's where the Mac OS X Hints option comes from.



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Available feeds
Authored by: sierratarn on May 08, '05 12:41:21AM

When I looked at it it listed the RSS feeds I had bookmarked in Safari. I'm guessing that's where the Mac OS X Hints option comes from.



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Multiple feeds
Authored by: davidas on May 07, '05 04:10:08PM

Here, here!

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Multiple feeds
Authored by: db_the_dba on Oct 19, '06 01:04:32PM
Hi -- Someone has already figured it out and did a Great job!!

You can download it here:

http://web.mac.com/devarshi/iWeb/Miscellanea/Technobabble/C1CCBC3D-C924-4A73-B624-2B0C3B89226E.html

This is an enhancement on the RSS Visualizer

It does:
1) Any # of feeds
2) Allows you to limit the number of Feed Items Displayed


It works great!!!!

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Multiple feeds
Authored by: db_the_dba on Oct 19, '06 01:05:54PM
Hi -- Someone has already figured it out and did a Great job!!

You can download it here:

http://web.mac.com/devarshi/iWeb/Miscellanea/Technobabble/C1CCBC3D-C924-4A73-B624-2B0C3B89226E.html

This is an enhancement on the RSS Visualizer

It does:
1) Any # of feeds
2) Allows you to limit the number of Feed Items Displayed


It works great!!!!

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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: roger69 on May 02, '05 04:42:46PM

Okay, I got the file, I can open it in Quartz Composer.
How do I get it into the System Preferences for a screensaver?

Roger



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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: dave@mmu on May 03, '05 04:03:23AM

save the file into your ~/Library/Screensavers directory..


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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 23, '05 09:36:14AM

On my 10.4.2 install the screen savers are found in:

/System/Library/Screen Savers



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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: dpcoffin on May 08, '05 04:09:32PM

Just drag any .qtz composition into your Screen Savers folder in the Library and it'll appear in the Screen Saver System Preferences window and will work as a screen saver. Another cool tip: If there's some parameter of your composition you'd like to be able to adjust occasionally under Options... in the saver prefs, just "publish" it: In QC, control-click on the patch icon with the parameter you want to tweak in the Editor window, select Published Inputs, and then select the parameter you want a slider for from that list. Save the comp, and that parameter will appear as a slider when you click on Options...



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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: KenaiTheMacFan on Jun 13, '05 06:47:05PM

How exactly do I turn it black???

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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: Malesca on Dec 20, '06 05:24:11PM
Seems the link has rotted.

Another black version here, along with info on how to modify the colors: http://henrik.nyh.se/2006/12/21/customizing-the-colors-of-the-rss-visualizer-screen-saver/

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10.4: See the RSS Visualizer screensaver in black
Authored by: Malesca on Dec 20, '06 05:44:41PM
Oops, accidentally commented at the wrong level. Again:

Seems the link has rotted.

Another black version here, along with info on how to modify the colors: http://henrik.nyh.se/2006/12/21/customizing-the-colors-of-the-rss-visualizer-screen-saver/

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