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#1 2011-12-25 16:38:43

paintchip
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Registered: 2011-12-25
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good video wallpaper sites

As the subject of this topic suggests, I am looking for a site with good video wallpapers. I am having trouble finding free video wallpapers that are realistic.  I found a site that had videos of lakes, rivers, fields, etc. a while back, but naturally I forgot to bookmark it. Does anyone know of a good site with videos of nature or something non cartoonish? I am specifically looking for an Arctic video to brighten up my desktop.

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#2 2011-12-25 16:53:05

bernarcher
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Re: good video wallpaper sites

Just out of interest: Does that mean you have a video running in place of a static background image? Mind to tell us how this is accomplished? System? DE/WM? Background tool?


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#3 2011-12-25 17:23:59

paintchip
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Re: good video wallpaper sites

Yes, I am running video in place of a static background image. I am using plain Fluxbox on an Arch Linux box and running mplayer in my root window. Although, I am having trouble getting mplayer to ignore my keyboard commands. I also use xscreensaver for screensaver backgrounds.

For the screensaver I use this command in my .fluxbox/startup: /usr/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root &

For videos I have been trying commands like this: mplayer -fs -rootwin -quiet -nosound -slave(also tried -noconsolecontrols) /Pathtovideo/video.avi &

Sorry for not specifying this earlier.

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#4 2011-12-30 16:07:31

nathan28
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Re: good video wallpaper sites

bernarcher wrote:

Just out of interest: Does that mean you have a video running in place of a static background image? Mind to tell us how this is accomplished? System? DE/WM? Background tool?


I had been using shantz-xwinwrap-bzr to play video as wallpaper:

#! /bin/sh

xwinwrap -ov -fs -- mplayer -wid WID -quiet -loop 0 ~/video/christmas_loop_medium.mp4 &

This plays the video on top of the desktop without grabbing focus, though. Works fine for ScrotWM but doesn't play nice in a floating WM.


I had been using videodownloadhelper in firefox to capture mp4s from YouTube. "Loop HD" is a good query to start with.


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#5 2011-12-31 06:32:33

stressat
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Re: good video wallpaper sites

Xwinwrap and shantz-xwinwrap (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s … clnk&gl=ro) are the best! Also can be used mplayer (rootwin option), AnimatedVideoWallpaper: Kde, a-desk: Gnome.

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Last edited by stressat (2011-12-31 06:38:37)

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