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    Finding Video Wallpapers

    The window manager I use can be configured to display a video as the desktop background/wallpaper. I could search through youtube to find something, but I'm wondering if there's a site dedicated to it, similar to wallbase.cc but for video backgrounds? Since this is unlikely, I'm also looking for individual suggestions. Do you know of or use a good video as your background? (Please, no NSFW)

    Also, some videos that might be good candidates: time lapse (city, clouds, flower), camera mounted on eagle, woman in meadow.
    Last edited by EnigmaticCoder; January 2nd, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

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    Re: Finding Video Wallpapers

    What window manager is that?
    Sounds interesting.
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    Re: Finding Video Wallpapers

    Awesomewm. It's a tiling window manager. You basically use mplayer:
    http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Video_wallpaper . I haven't actually tried it yet.

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    Re: Finding Video Wallpapers

    Well, on Win7 live wallpapers, or whatever they are called, i made my own clip from a Conspiracy Demo...
    I'm assuming one could find one of the many Win7 Dreamscenes (just googled, lol) and convert to ogv, and there you'd have it.
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    Re: Finding Video Wallpapers

    You mean something like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR5KvHQbwBo

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    Re: Finding Video Wallpapers

    Dont know about the WM your using. But when using the Windows Dreamscape video clips, the WMV files used to eat up CPU resources. But the mpeg files were barely noticeable. Not sure how ogv is, but thought I would throw that out there incase your looking to conserve some resources.
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