.mov as a Desktop?

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  1. MacBoy88 macrumors regular

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    I need to make a .mov as my desktop. It is an awesome iPod ad. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. MontanaMacster macrumors regular

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  3. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded it and ran it! It's awesome! Kind of nice to have a movie going when I'm doing other stuff. I do have one complaint: there's no playlist feature. If you want to play several movies in succession, you have to put them all in a single folder. Other than that, it rocks!
     
  4. cb911 macrumors 601

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    oh sweet!!! MontanaMacster, thanks for posting that link! :D those guys also make heaps of other cool stuff for me to spend my time with!! :D i've hit the jackpot now...!

    macboy88, i assume you know you can set a screensaver as your wallpaper, don't you? that's cool as well if you've into the whole moving desktop thing. :) just do a search here, should be heaps of info about it. ;)
     
  5. VladDracul macrumors member

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    How can you set a screensaver as your desktop?
     
  6. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    From the terminal:

    nice +20 /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &

    Or you have to get one of the apps. Just look at VersionTracker.
     
  7. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    I've been using it some this morning, and it turns out the thing is a CPU monster. If you're going to be running a lot of applications without much RAM, look out. It was okay with just Word, iChat, and Mail open.

    I have it set on my folder of music videos. Nothing like watching Missy Elliot "Get Hur Freak On" in the middle of an Anglo-Saxon Poetry class. :D

    (I had the sound off, so I could enjoy "Beowulf" at the same time)
     
  8. cb911 macrumors 601

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    you've got to expect that an app like that will eat your CPU... it is playing a movie after all.

    i was just thinking how good it would be to pull a prank on someone with having a movie as their desktop. you could take a screenshot of their desktop, then make that as the start of the movie... then as they are working away they see heaps of funny stuff happen. :D the possibilities are limitless!! :D
     
  9. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    Re: .mov as a Desktop?

    You can do that with DeskShade Plus.
     

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