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Aerial - Apple TV Aerial Views Screen Saver for Windows 7, 8, 10+

Aerial is a Windows screen saver based on the new Apple TV screen saver that displays the aerial movies Apple shot over New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, China, etc.

Aerial for Windows is based on the Mac Aerial Screen Saver by John Coates.

As featured on

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Installation on Windows 7, and Windows 8

  1. Download the Aerial .zip release
  2. Right-click and select "Extract All..." to unzip the downloaded file. Just accept the default options from the Extraction wizard.
  3. You should be presented with a folder containing AerialScreenSaverV3.scr and AerialScreenSaverV3.exe. Copy the AerialScreenSaverV3.scr file to your Windows installation folder (by default this should be c:\Windows on most PCs).
  4. Right click AerialScreenSaverV3.scr and choose Install, Windows will open Screen open Screen Saver Settings and set Aerial as the selected screensaver for you.
  5. If any issues occur, please read the FAQ below or enter an issue to the tracker.

Installation on Windows 10

  1. Download the Aerial .zip release
  2. Right-click and select "Extract All..." to unzip the downloaded file. Just accept the default options from the Extraction wizard.
  3. You should be presented with a folder containing AerialScreenSaverV3.scr and AerialScreenSaverV3.exe. Copy the AerialScreenSaverV3.scr file to your Windows installation folder (by default this should be c:\Windows on most PCs).
  4. Type "screen saver" in the task bar search box. Select "Change screen saver" to open Screen open Screen Saver Settings.
  5. Select AerialScreenSaverV3 from the list of screen savers.
  6. If any issues occur, please read the FAQ below or enter an issue to the tracker.

Video instructions

Uninstallation on Windows 7, 8 and 10

To uninstall, delete the downloaded .scr file.

Features

  • Auto Load Latest Aerials: Aerials are loaded directly from Apple, so you're never out of date.
  • Play Different Aerial On Each Display: If you've got multiple monitors, this setting loads a different aerial for each of your displays.

windows aerial screen saver settings

Compatibility

Aerial is written in C# for .Net Framework v4.6.

FAQ

After insalling on Windows XP, 7, 8.1, I get an error message "This application could not be started"

Please install Microsoft's .Net Framework 4.6.

The app freezes or returns to desktop?

Try to install Windows Media Player via Turn Windows features on or off in the control panel.

Blank black screen on screen saver preview?

The application needs an internet connection to work.

BitBlocker / McAfee / execution blocking the download?

Historically .scr files have a bad history with anti-virus software β€” erroneously positive reports of this screensaver being a Malware or Generic Trojan or Unverified Executable is a known issue, you can help by reporting the source of this open source repository to the faulty anti-virus software companies. The builds are verified to be clean.

Where are the .mov files located on Apple TV servers?

The movie files are located at apple.com, they are cached to your local user directory, usually this: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Aerial

There's a red line on the screen saver!

This is an issue with video cards and Windows Media Player, this can be solved by disabling 'Demo Mode'.

How do I setup a proxy?

To setup proxy information, create a .config file as shown alongside the screensaver.

Community

  • Find a bug? Open an issue. Try to be as specific as possible.
  • Have a feature request Open an issue. Tell me why this feature would be useful, and why you and others would want it.

Contribute

I appreciate all pull requests. Caching hasn't been added yet.

Changelog

  • October 27th, 2015 - 0.1: First release.
  • November 5th, 2015 - 0.2: Multi-screenoptions and scaling:

multiscreen aerial screensaver

License

MIT License

Coded with ❀️ in New York by Dmitry Sadakov

Dmtiry Sadakov