Video Background in KDE
Posted 22 June 2007 - 02:11 AM
It occurred to me that there should be some way of getting mplayer/xine/vlc/flash etc to play a video file/flash animation as the background in KDE through the "Background Program" function of the advanced options under the "Configue - Desktop" screen, but being the relative newbie that I am, I'm not really sure on where to start.
Can smarter minds than mine please help out! I can't believe that Windows could have something that hasn't already been figured out in linux!
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:44 PM
go here: easyURPMI
or here: smartURPMI
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 02:27 PM
Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:52 PM
Thanks for that, although the instructions only relate to having xscreensaver run as the background to the GDM/KDM/XDM login screens, not as the regular background in KDE.
It was seeing the "play as background" option in VLC under XP that got me thinking that it might be able to be done in KDE, but as the previous poster said, this option is missing from the linux version!
Anyone else have any pointers/web pages that I can read to get this going? (esp. if I can turn it on/off at will, and easily change video files!)
Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:39 PM