Video from DVD player into Jitter - or a DVD player plugin?

    Dec 04 2009 | 9:47 pm
    I'm working on a project that will ultimately be a standalone software artwork. The piece simulates watching a video with your eyes closed, floaters and all.
    While playing .mov files off the computer's hard-drive is ok, it would be great to be able to pipe video from a DVD into the program, then process it using Jitter. This would simplify the interface and let you to use your Netflix!
    Is this possible?
    Another possible idea was some way to make the Jitter matrix overlay a video playing in Mac DVD Player or VLC (which is essentially what happens in my patch anyway). Can the Jitter window itself be made semi-transparent when fullscreen?
    Alternatively, has anyone ever made plugins (like for VLC) in Jitter?
    Thanks very much!

    • Dec 06 2009 | 8:26 pm
      I did find this today:
      Allows (some) Mac OSX applications to be transparent and ignore clicks. Seems like only some applications work (I think they have to be made in Cocoa) and Max and standalones made in Max don't work.
      Maybe something similar as a Jitter external?
    • Dec 09 2009 | 12:30 pm
      jit.desktop lets you select a part of your desktop and grab it into a matrix. If you had a second screen, you could use this to control the DVD and grab it into jitter to process and output on your main screen.