Animated Video Wallpaper

Plasma Wallpaper Plugins

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Score 72.2%
Description:

Play video as your wallpaper!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLVSaqvshRc (ty nowardev)

Thanks Lukas Krejza, but Gryffus for SUSE packages :) Thanks dglent for the Mandriva rpm!

It installs TWO files which can be easily deleted by:
# rm /usr/lib/kde4/wallpapervideo.so
# rm /usr/share/kde4/services/video.desktop

KDE4 is usually installed to /usr/, if not then "kde4-config --prefix" will tell u where instead.

Messy unstyled code BUT its optimised and FAST ;) To KDE devs: It just looks messy but the code is fine- I can clean it up to fit KDE guidelines if needed.

We live in 2009. Computers can easily handle this. We should be prettifying our desktops a lot more.

If a kind person makes me packages I'll upload ;) thx

AVI
MKV
OGG
MPG
MPEG
OGV
MP4
OGM
ASF
FLV
WMV

Note: Small filesize videos => More compressed => Take longer to decode => Eat the most CPU

Best is raw AVI

genjix at gmail doat com (mangled for spammers ;)

gryffus

10 years ago

Yeah it works so flawlessly now... Thx much! :-)

I can provide packages for many distributions if you wish... Just let me know on my email gryffus [at] hkfree [dot] org...

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vicko

10 years ago

where I can find for opensuse 11?

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gryffus

10 years ago

Since it requires at least KDE 4.2 i can add repository for openSUSE 11 + KDE4 Factory if you wish. It cannot be compiled for stock KDE from openSUSE 11 or openSUSE 11.1

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vicko

10 years ago

yes opensuse 11 + factory please

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gryffus

10 years ago

for openSUSE 11.1 with KDE4-Factory (4.3.1 atm) - http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/home:gryffus/openSUSE_11.1+KDE4_Factory/kde4-wallpapers-video.ymp
for openSUSE Factory - http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/gryffus/openSUSE_Factory


Via software search: http://software.opensuse.org/search?p=1&baseproject=ALL&q=kde4-wallpapers-video

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cialdo99

10 years ago

Sorry but where can I find videos for appropriate use of this plugin?

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genjix

10 years ago

any video

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nowardev

10 years ago

with my dual core i can get 60% of cpu usage

so i have converted on ogv with ffmpeg2theora and :) et voilà
30%

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maslinux

10 years ago

Work but all kinds of video running too fast
someone knows why?

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genjix

10 years ago

yeah for some reason, some formats like flv give wrong frame info. im not sure how ur supposed to calc the proper frame data for them with ffmpeg but id like to know if someone with libav* knowledge knows.

i think its uses DTS and not PTS values like most videos.

Nonetheless, if u try other video formats it will work.

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genjix

10 years ago

i just realised its a bug with small resolution/size videos. i think i can maybe fix this.

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genjix

10 years ago

or not... looking into it.

but the fast videos i have, i converted in avi and they worked fine

mencoder file.flv -ovc lavc -nosound -o file.avi

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genjix

10 years ago

ive made a workaround. tell me if the new release works better.

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genjix

10 years ago

yep formats that require the least compression (and use the most diskspace) run the fastest

best = raw avi

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nowardev

10 years ago

i forgotten :)

30 % cpu usage.

s/go/goes

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nowardev

10 years ago

here with a stupid

intel 945gm 128mb
T2060 @ 1.60GHz
1 gb of ram

works fine...

if you look at this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLVSaqvshRc

you should see i can use it with reocordmydesktop....

without recordmydesktopp it go :)

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genjix

10 years ago

awesome. that youtube video is cool :) nice one

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gryffus

10 years ago

How much CPU power does this eat on your systems?
On my Core2Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz, 4GB RAM and GeForce 8600M GT it takes 45 to 75 ( !! ) % of CPU on videos from dreamscene.org...
Should i convert it to some better supported format?

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genjix

10 years ago

yes, as a rule of thumb, the smaller the filesize and the more decoding the plugin has to do, the more cpu it eats up.

raw avi = best

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nowardev

10 years ago

i have compiled and :D
works! thank you man nice features.

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genjix

10 years ago

nice :)

thank you both for your thanks. it makes it all worth it :))))))

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mousse

10 years ago

I've been searching for this since a very long time, thanks a lot!

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Refused

10 years ago

on slackware13 with kde4.2.4 correctly compiling and installing, but I'm unable to choose video files! see this screenshot: http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5218/snapshot1i.png

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genjix

10 years ago

can you paste here,

ls /usr/lib/kde4/wallpapervideo.so
cat /usr/share/kde4/services/video.desktop
kde4-config --prefix

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Refused

10 years ago

root@destroy:~# ls /usr/lib/kde4/wallpapervideo.so
/usr/lib/kde4/wallpapervideo.so*

root@destroy:~# cat /usr/share
/kde4/services/video.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Video
Type=Service
Icon=video-ogg
ServiceTypes=Plasma/Wallpaper

X-KDE-Library=wallpapervideo
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Author=Genjix
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Email=genjix@gmail.com
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=video
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Version=1.0
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Website=http://plasma.kde.org/
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Depends=
X-KDE-PluginInfo-License=GPL
X-KDE-PluginInfo-EnabledByDefault=true

root@destroy:~# kde4-config --prefix
/usr

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