Setting a video as desktop wallpaper

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by hbaromega, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. hbaromega macrumors newbie

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    Can I set up a video in the background or as a desktop wallpaper? I am using OS X 10.9.4.

    Earlier there was such an option while playing a video using VLC player. But in this version I could not see that.

    Or something could be done with MplayerX or Mplayer OS X?

    Thanks
     
  2. fisherking, Jul 31, 2014
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    fisherking macrumors 603

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    perhaps this?..

    EDIT: just tried it, very cool (works with my own videos...).
     
  3. hbaromega thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, this seems to be not free. Is there something for open-source minded people? Also the app seems to be heavy (around 1 GB)! :(
     
  4. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    it's $1.99. and, you can do what i did: delete (from package contents) many or all of the built-in videos. i got rid of most of them, brought the app to 46.6 megs.

    so, cheap, and easy to make a smaller file. and it works flawlessly.

    $1.99.... :cool:
     
  6. kevnk, Jan 11, 2018
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    This worked perfectly for me. Now I'm downloading some sweet, free videos from http://coverr.co/ to play on my desktop!

    Now what I REALLY would like to do, it stream live youtube videos to my desktop background... not sure if SaveHollywood would support that. The only supported video formats are .mov .mp4 .m4v
    --- Post Merged, Jan 11, 2018 ---
    AHA! I figured out how to do live youtube videos as desktop

    1. download https://github.com/liquidx/webviewscreensaver/releases/tag/v2.0
    2. use a url with ?autoplay=1 like https:// www.youtube.com/ embed/KdvHzgcElx0?autoplay=1 (spaces added to prevent automatically embedding the video
     
  7. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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