Aerial is a Mac screensaver based on the new Apple TV screensaver that displays the Aerial movies Apple shot over New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, China, etc. Starting with version 2.0.0, it also includes videos shared by Joshua Michaels & Hal Bergman!
Aerial is completely open source, so feel free to contribute to its development.
New to GitHub or Aerial? Let us walk you through the installation!
Don't want automatic updates? Download Aerial without Aerial Companion
Windows user? Try OrangeJedi/Aerial
Linux user? Try graysky2/xscreensaver-aerial
Trying Big Sur? Very bold of you! Please read this to get your settings and videos back.
With changes in Catalina and Big Sur, a screen saver can no longer update itself, so I've made a separate companion app that can update Aerial in the background or when you manually choose to update it. This is the preferred way to install and keep Aerial up to date!
Installation instructions: - Download AerialInstaller.dmg from here - Open the .dmg and follow the instructions (for more information, click here - This will install both the companion app and the screen saver (or update you to the current version if you already have it installed)
Need more information on install, setup, or uninstall? Or want to install via homebrew or manually? Check our extended instructions here.
If you enjoy those videos, please consider supporting them by checking the video packs they have created especially for Aerial on their website.
You can still opt to manually download your videos, or simply grab them all. All up to you. If you allow automatic downloads, you can even specify a list of trusted WiFi networks!
You can also favorite and hide videos now, based on your preferences.
There are many other new options, including vibrance control if you want to make your non HDR videos pop a bit more, sunset and sunrise video at appropriate time, and more!
You can find more about version changes here.
Aerial features overlay descriptions of the main geographical features displayed in the videos.
Video descriptions are available in many languages (Spanish, French, Polish… check the complete list here) and that is only possible thanks to the collaboration and interested work of many volunteers. To best serve the international community we've defined a translation workflow that allows any person, even with no technical background to help translate the descriptions.
If you want to collaborate, please read the details here.
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