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My Little Pony - She Reads All Day Mac Screensaver by aethepony My Little Pony - She Reads All Day Mac Screensaver by aethepony
UPDATE:
NOW WITH A WINDOWS VERSION: [link]

Based on the amazing She Reads All Day PMV by Dabu. Check the original here:
[link]

Sorry about the DMG-in-a-ZIP thing. DA wouldn't let me upload the DMG directly.

So after writing the Mac version of the "Polka is Magic" [link] screensaver, I realised I now have a solid set of code to use for making pony screensavers. She Reads All Day is one of those incredible videos that always makes me smile, and now I can smile every time I leave my computer idle for a while. (Rhyme not intended :) )

It will default to playing with no audio, but you can turn audio on in the settings if you're into that sort of thing. Screensavers with audio can be a risky business!

THIS SCREENSAVER ONLY WORKS ON 10.7 "LION" AND 10.8 "MOUNTAIN LION"! This is due to a bug in Snow Leopard's Screen Saver engine that has no known workaround, resulting in me needing to use APIs that were only made available in 10.7.

On another note: I had this thought about screensavers. I was thinking of maybe extending the code behind this so that it will pull the videos (and cache them) directly from YouTube. So you could, for example, in the settings page add a YouTube playlist and when the screensaver starts up it will randomly play one of the videos in the playlist. The idea would be, I'd create a YouTube playlist of all my favourite pony videos and set that as my screensaver - but it would work with any YouTube video (provided it has a mobile version), not just ponies. Would anypony be interested in something like that?

UPDATE (28-Jul-2012):
Uploaded a Windows version.

UPDATE (23-Jun-2012):
Fixed the issue where the screensaver wouldn't start for some ponies.

UPDATE (05-May-2012):
Improved video quality somewhat.
Made the video loop to a more appropriate position.
Fixed a serious bug when used while Polka is Magic is installed.
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:icontaxrevenue:
TaxRevenue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Doesn't work.
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SatoshiChan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
lol @ making something for mac before windows. LOL. alright ss though.
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:iconadventuresphereplz:
AdventureSpherePlz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not working D:
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RuggedNecromancer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
needs to be for windows D:
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HoneyDewBadgerlet Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
This is awesome! Thanks for making this! It would be cool if you did extend the code to pull videos from youtube, I would love to see something like that.
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:iconyayayayayala:
yayayayayala Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
lol
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UltaMattX Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
No audio? T-T
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UltaMattX Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Well it doesn't work on my mac for some reason...
I got it to test correctly, audio and everything, but when it activates the screen just flickers once.
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DoubleCleffTheBrony Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I get the same problem! It tests fine, but then it flickers when it activates. :( Im running a iMac with 10.7.4
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:iconultamattx:
UltaMattX Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Running it on a Mac Book Pro with Lion 10.7.4
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MonoBrony Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
It works fine on my MBP 8,1 running Lion 10.7.5, even with sound.
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aethepony Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Odd, I'm not seeing this at all. Do other screensavers work? Could I possibly trouble you to send me a System Report from your Mac? There's quite a lot of information about your system in this file so if you don't want to that's ok...

Apple Menu -> About This Mac -> More Info... -> System Report... -> File -> Save As Text, then send the resulting RTF to my email: aethepony [at] gmail [dot] com.
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DatAwesomeBrony11 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Guys scren savers don't come with sound T_T
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:icondatawesomebrony11:
DatAwesomeBrony11 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
*screen
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:iconcheonsaofwar:
Cheonsaofwar Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I beg to differ, I have a cute Derpy Screensaver and it has music and sound!
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:iconyupasama:
Yupasama Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
thanks a lot
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Lorntak Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
No Windows version? :(
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:iconmatrilwood:
Matrilwood Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now you know how us Mac owners feel. Except with EVERYTHING.
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:iconjacobsyndeo:
JacobSyndeo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
THIS.
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aethepony Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I've been looking into a way to do this in Windows without it being a huge pain, but that'll probably mean it'll be Windows 7 and up only. I'll let you know if I get anywhere with it!
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TheDevilex11 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
If you'll do this, I would love you 5evrr.
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:iconb3rwyn:
b3rwyn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I may or may not being doing just that *liarjack*
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ZeeRaw Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I'm so using this.
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