I have a webcam, a Logitech E3500, and I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity.

I was wondering if there's any way to use a webcam feed as the desktop background. I'd prefer a live feed.

I've heard about some solutions involving VLC and some weird desktop environment. I already have VLC installed, but I am NOT willing to switch desktop environments. (yeah, I know, everybody hates Unity. I had to use Lubuntu to revitalize an old computer, though, and learned that I can't stand LDXE.)