Gavin’s Odd Bits of Code

2008-03-29 (Sat)

YouTube Screen Saver

Filed under: Software — Gavin Brock @ 6:45 pm
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YouTube Screen Saver SampleI have uploaded a YouTube page for WebSaver.

The base URL is, however you can control it by passing arguments at the end of the url:

mute=1 – Turns off the sound (usually a good idea)

rows=n – Sets the number of rows of videos to view. n can be any number that your system can handle

cols=n – Sets the number of columns of video. Again – limit is up to your system

For example – my favourite is 3×2 videos with mute:

One other feature – if you only have 1 video (rows=cols=1) then the page will use a cookie to remember your last position in the last video.


  1. It might be a screensaver, but definitely not a CPU saver… :-)

    Comment by BM — 2008-11-03 (Mon) @ 1:27 pm | Reply

  2. Yup – very true. Especially if you start tiling the players. On Mac, the terrible Flash implementation doesn’t help.

    Comment by brockgr — 2008-11-03 (Mon) @ 10:49 pm | Reply

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