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screen saver multiple screens

Posted on 2004-10-08
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not an urgent request by any means, but wondering if any one knows of qa screen save that could be configured to work over mutip-le machines, we have a line up of 12 moonitors in a row, which are frequently not in use, and it would be nice to have a person or a ball or something "appearing to move between the screens) I have seen it a few times in hotels and such like.

but cant seem to find anything on the net.
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by:GATOR420
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Agreed. Multiple monitor screen savers are hard to come by. Try here: http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/products.asp#ScreenSavers
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by:David Lee
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I don't think it's the screensaver that allows this.  I think it's hardware/software that takes an image and splits it across mutiple monitors.  Something like this: http://www.digitaltigers.com/tigervista_manager.shtml  You might also want to look into Video Walls.
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by:Debsyl99
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Hi
Motion Picture Screensaver
http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~gstitt/motionpicture/

Says it offers support for multiple monitors. Free download so maybe worth a look,

Deb :))
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by:GATOR420
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Yes agreed, I was presuming that mhamer was already using multiple monitor cards. If these are one monitor to one machine I don't think it would be possible. I have 4 monitors connected to one computer using a four port colographics card at work and find it difficult to find cool stuff that makes use of them.
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by:Debsyl99
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Ah - yes you're right - having engaged my brain I would have thought graphics cards supporting 12 monitors would be fairly hard to come by!

Deb :))
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by:mhamer
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yes but I have seen it working with a standard pc,s   it cant be too difficult to get som esyncing going on bewteen them and then offset each screen save by a second or so to give the illusion..

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by:GATOR420
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I still believe this is impossible without multi-monitor cards. You are talking about synching displays, not files over a network. Each monitor would have to be receiving the same video signal. Not possible without multi-monitor cards. I'm sorry, but I don't think you will find a solution to his.
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by:mhamer
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I made one and its quite simple,  have an animation,  and just get it it run phased with a time stamp that the others are running in,

I have all machines synced with a time server, and machine 1 has a file which launces the screen saver on each machine at a set interval,  works for about 4 hours before it starts to go out of sync, but thats just fine tuning, not a pretty solution by any means but does the job


thanks for your help
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by:scampgb
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Hi mhamer,
Glad that you got it sorted in the end.
You should post a message in Community_Support asking for this question to be closed.

Incidentally, I'd be intrigued to see the program you created for this - care to make it publicly available?
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