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Setting Your Desktop As A Video

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by coreygeer, May 10, 2008.

  1. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I know people can do it.. people set their desktop backgrounds to videos, I'm just curious as to how you do it on Vista?

    I can get it work on Windows XP but not on Vista, any suggestions?
     
  2. Diabolik

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    Why would you want to eat up CPU like that? I disable desktop background pictures for more speed and plus...a computer isn't for just staring at its background.
     
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  4. Essential Clix

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    I'm not sure if this works in Vista, but this is how I do it in XP:

    Just play the video in VLC media player, then right-click on it while it's playing and select Wallpaper. I notice 0% increase in CPU usage, but you have to keep the VLC player minimized while it's playing.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
     
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    It works for me on Vista Ultimate. I don't know if it works for the other versions of vista. It's called 'Dreamscenes'. It really doesn't use alot of CPU resource because it's just a continually repeated video clip. The more powerful your machine, the more seamless the video appears. Still, I don't use it because I view ANY non essential use of CPU to be a waste.
     
  6. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Just out of curiosity, does wallpaper slow down the PC? I've got four desktops and they all have their own wallpaper. I run Linux, not Win. :D

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    VLC media player runs on linux too, and no it doesn't slow anything down for me.
     
  8. Diabolik

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    Why waste ANY CPU? Have you ever noticed how much Firefox uses up if you have just a couple tabs open? I hit the redline quite frequently, especially if I try to watch stuff on Youtube.
     
  9. mightybh

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    It only really eats your resources when you are staring at your desktop. I have a 2gig AMD 3700+ rag vista machine with shitty graphics that copes with it no problem. However animated wallpapers annoy the crap out of me anyway so I never have it on.
     
  10. turbotec

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    yeah I want to know about the wallpaper eating resources up also. I use win xp and use wallpapers. not video wallpapers though.