Grab a camera and take a look at the Security screen saver that comes with OSX (maybe only Intels?). For some reason it doesn't want to use the built-in iSight on my MBP though
I may end up with my 10" overhead monitor covering up my rear view mirror, I dont know yet. If it does, I had an idea. Using a rear view camera, I'd love to use a screensaver to see that camera view on the monitor. My reasons being obviously I want to be able to see whats behind me, but I dont want to manually have to turn that on and off. Using a screensaver would be an easy way to do that so that as soon as you grab the volume knob or track up/down the screen goes back to whatever front end you are using.
Until I get my screen location figured out I wont know for sure if I would need such a screensaver. Currently I'm experimenting with QCar on my iBook until i get my mini system's pieces all gathered. A module in QCar that allowed directly control of the "screensaver" would ROCK.
So..... anyone have any ideas on how feasible it would be to make the basic screensaver?
Okay, so a little research (why dont i ever do this before asking questions), i found this, so i'm thinking if I had a camera set up to put its image on a URL within the machine, this software appears to be able to view it, but I don't know how to do that, let alone do it as live video.
I think you can use the Quartz composer to build a screen saver that displays image from an attached camera. There should not be any need to integrate this with whatever front-end you are using unless you want to be able to immediately activate the screen saver based on some of the information or an event in the front end.
The only reason that I could think of for integrating with a front end would be to easily disable the "rear view".
Thanks for the advice