Smart Video Wallpaper

Plasma Wallpaper Plugins video wallpaper

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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Description:

Do NOT use this plugin as lockscreen (for this use my other plugin)

Video Demo HERE

Video desktop wallpaper for plasma KDE, based on "/u/samrog" plugin wallpaper.

NEW features

+ Pause the video when existing a maximized or full-screen windows.
+ Pause the video when the desktop is busy.

This minimizes the use of CPU resources.

Installation
Download and run:
 kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Wallpaper -i smartvideowallpaper.tar.gz 

Use
1. Choose Wallpaper Type: "Smart Video Wallpaper" in Wallpaper settings window.
2. Select your video.
3. The option "Use double player" : avoid annoying transition (black screen) in video loop playback.

Try my other works for Plasma.



Pear Dark look and feel inspired by PearOS

* Video and more details in https://adhec.github.io/plasma_tweaks/

* Information Login Manager: https://adhec.github.io/sddm_themes/

Video wallpapers sites: taken from desktophut, pexels, komorebi

Some videos:
seashore, waterfalls, anime and dreams of the sea - i like this one, try it with sound -

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Scripts

For use "Smart Video Wallpaper" when the charger is attached use the scripts in https://github.com/adhec/plasma_tweaks/tree/master/SmartVideoWallpaper

* Configuration

First set execute permission for the scripts:


chmod +x setSmartVideoWallpaper.sh
chmod +x setImage.sh



* Pluggued
SystemSettings > Notifications > Power Management > Configure events > Ac Adaptor plugged in > Run command > Select path script "setSmartVideoWallpaper.sh"

* Unpluggued
SystemSettings > Notifications > Power Management > Configure events > Ac Adaptor unplugged > Run command > Select path script "setImageWallpaper.sh"


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Comment your issues
Last changelog:

v0.2 9 months ago

Fix: play/pause for windows with 2 states (maximized and minimized)
New features:
- Pause the video when existing a maximized or full-screen windows.
- Pause the video when the desktop is busy.

oshiire

2 days ago

It's pretty useful, I just wish it'd pause when I switch to another Activity.

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vadimoz

4 days ago

10 10 the best

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pgtipz

18 days ago

8 8 great

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spratay

24 days ago

no work gentoo i installed mpv
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
- gstreamer1.0-libav

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HoRMoNE

1 month ago

¡I love it!... however I would prefer "maximized" and "full screen windows" to be in separate options.

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cyberscoop

1 month ago

Absolutely fantastic work! I was looking exactly for this some months and it just makes my desktop come to life. The only thing I noticed is that after setting a video as live wallpaper, the `plasmashell` is consuming huge amounts of memory, currently its consuming around 2.8 GB of memory space and grows after sometime to above 4 GB. When I set my wallpaper back to a static image it settles at around 700 MB memory usage. Can you please fix this?

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mineturtle36

1 month ago

Good stuff, good stuff.
One issue I found - once my desktop wakes-up from sleep - the plugin "forgets" to use double player option (even if it is still ticked in the options), and I get the annoying blackscreen for a second on each loop. Workaround is to disable&apply and then enable&apply the 'Use double player' option.
Anything I can do to fix this permanently?

Otherwise - awesome work!

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csaratakij

1 month ago

9 9 excellent
Multiscreen support would be nice.
(Great plugin btw~ :D)

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leo5sk

1 month ago

When in system settings>compositor, "keep windows thumbnails" is set to "always", the video does not resume even when a maximised windows is minimised. One needs to resize it to resume video

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dorian-nova

2 months ago

This plugin is fabulous but while making it work I encountered a problem of black screen. So here's the answer to solve it:
1. Analyzing the problem
kquitapp5 plasmashell; sleep 1; kstart5 plasma shell
2. I had the following error:
"Warning: "No decoder available for type 'video/quicktime, variant=(string)iso'."
3. Solving
To solve it just install gst-libav, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly.
And voila it's all done to solve the issue and you can enjoy this plugin.

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busyvillager

4 months ago

Lovely addon. Is it still being actively developed?

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qushaes

6 months ago

Hellooo, amazing work. I am on Clear Linux and for some reason this amazing plugin won't work. I have installed mpv and gstreamer bundles. I cna open the video with mpv but the plugin still won't work. Any ideas?

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no95typem

7 months ago

10 10 the best

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derekk

7 months ago

I installed what you advised me, but still doesn't work. On manjaro KDE it has worked flawlessly but there were other problems so I had to switch to neon.

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derekk

7 months ago

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fmQc-92kvHgjvUnPETEiXjnoZ7I39tQG/view?usp=sharing

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adhe

7 months ago

Hi, please install the packages :
- mpv
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
- gstreamer1.0-libav

test and comment ;)

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derekk

7 months ago

I'm on kde neon latest, it doesn't work. I even execute kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Wallpaper -u smartvideowallpaper.tar.gz. Even on preview page just black screen. What can I do? Thanks

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adhe

7 months ago

Hi, please you can share the listPackages.txt file

apt list --installed | awk -F'/' '{print $1}' > listPackages.txt

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Sandrone

7 months ago

8 8 great

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nineflames

7 months ago

Hi. Would it be possible to make the pausing of the video optional? I'm running a setup with two displays, and it pauses the background on both as soon as an application gets maximized. Meaning, 90% of the time it's just a still image, which kind of defeats the point of an animated wallpaper.

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krys88

8 months ago

hi dev seems like its not friendly with activities =, im using kde 16.5 manjaro, the issue is when activity with video wall paper is closed video still runs in system

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kdevg0

8 months ago

10 "10 the best" Love it. The best thing is I had to buy a similar item in steam. Here I am getting it for free.

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gren1ght

8 months ago

Not working, on preview page just black screen. Mb i need some extra packages?

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adhe

7 months ago

Hi, sorry for the delay. If you still have problems please install the packages:
- mpv
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
- gstreamer1.0-libav

test and comment ;)

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bulletdust

8 months ago

Video not pausing when I open a window, am I doing something wrong?

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v0.2 9 months ago

Fix: play/pause for windows with 2 states (maximized and minimized)
New features:
- Pause the video when existing a maximized or full-screen windows.
- Pause the video when the desktop is busy.

v0.11 11 months ago

- Fix pause video for fullscreen windows (mpv application)

[issues]
need to add filter for applications with states (minimized and maximized at the same time)

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product-maker vadimoz Jul 07 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker pgtipz Jun 23 2020 8 great
8 great
product-maker csaratakij May 26 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent Multiscreen support would be nice. (Great plugin btw~ :D)
product-maker no95typem Dec 01 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker Sandrone Nov 16 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker kdevg0 Oct 21 2019 10 the best
"10 the best" Love it. The best thing is I had to buy a similar item in steam. Here I am getting it for free.
product-maker nhoxsang2411994 Oct 11 2019 10 the best
10 the best, very kool features!
product-maker marcantoine Aug 17 2019 10 the best
10 the best, it work as expected.
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