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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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 ;)
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genjix

9 years ago

hey

will u email me genjix (@ ) gmail [.] com and ill send u a test plugin? it only installs 2 files and we can easily remove them no problem.

when you have time, email me and ill send them to ya

this kind of problem is weird cos it should just work :p

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masterdany88

8 years ago

Hey i use slackware 13.1
and I have the same problem. every think ok. but there is no place to choose the video file see here
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8039/videowallpaper.png
compiling was ok no errors ?
Dou you know what shuld I do????

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gryffus

9 years ago

Hi,
First of all thank you for this nice peace of plasma :-)

I have compiled your plugin in openSUSE BuildService - everything was fine, but after installation i cannot see any configuration dialog... What i did wrong?
This is screenshot of what i mean: http://imagebin.ca/view/tAh4gGd.html

And here is compilation log: http://pastebin.com/d3ee877eb

Thank you for your help.

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genjix

9 years ago

sorry for late reply but can you paste here

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

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gryffus

9 years ago

Sorry but i have not access to my test system now, but i have tried to build on my laptop with openSUSE 11.1 + KDE4 Factory (4.3.1) and here all ui is OK, but when i select a video i get black wallpaper for one second and later it changes to white wallpaper... So no video :-(
kphononplayer is able to play the video.

Does your plugin work on both xine and gstreamer backends? Afaik ubuntu uses gstreamer backend, but me and propably others with this bug use xine backend. But i tried to switch backends without any success...
I will let you know if i investigate more. Do you need some logs? I can send you complete build log or whatever...

Feel free to concact me, i could help you with packaging for many distros...

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gryffus

9 years ago

Ok so got it working on the laptop 11.1+KDE4 Factory.
Packages will be soon ready @ buildservice and i will submit it to KDE4:Community repository later tomorrow.

Cause of my problems was packman AND VLC repo enabled at the same time which resulted in mixed set of ffmpeg libraries from both repos and caused strange bugs.
After i disabled VLC repo and updated all ffmpeg/xine/phonon/gstreamer stuff all works like a charm :-)

I will investigate the config ui stuff propably tomorrow.

Thank you genjix for your good work :-)

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genjix

9 years ago

thank you glad to hear that.

about the config ui thing- sounds like KDE isnt finding the lib file specified in the desktop file so we'll have to see about that.

> kde4-config --prefix

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palacio

9 years ago

I restarted plasma-desktop from konsole to find some clues on the white background.

Output is filled with:
[swscaler @ 0x7fbec1063040]No accelerated colorspace conversion found.

But it appears when I only use the preview as well.

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genjix

9 years ago

yeah these messages are fine. it just means you arent using CPU accelerated rendering.

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gomezhyuuga1

9 years ago

Hi! When I put the "cmake -DCMAKE...." I get this error:

http://fpaste.org/a48A/

It appears that is a bug on the files in cmake/modules/FindLib* for detect the libraries on the respective directorie or a diferent location in my distro Fedora.

Greetings!

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palacio

9 years ago

The same as in Debian.

you need the Find modules like this:
find_path (libavformat_INCLUDES libavformat/avformat.h

and change the vid.h includes to
#include <libavformat/avformat.h>

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genjix

9 years ago

thats strange cos theyre in the same place on my ubuntu but cmake should find them for you.

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genjix

9 years ago

read the INSTALL, you need to install libavformat

#
-- Unable to find libavformat header files!
#
CMake Error at cmake/modules/Findlibavformat.cmake:40 (message):
#
Could not find libavformat!

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gomezhyuuga1

9 years ago

Yes, obviusly I have installed them but i say to the FindLib* not found the corresponding libraries.

Also I've modified these files in the part of the path, I put /usr/lib(and include respectively)/ffmpeg/ instead the only /usr/lib(and include) and the libraries are be found correctly but because I don't have much knowledge about that in the process of compilation I get another errors.

I hope to you understand me, my english is very ugly :P

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genjix

9 years ago

can you please paste find /usr/include | grep avformat ??

and also

ls /usr/lib/lib* | grep av

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gomezhyuuga1

9 years ago

OK, here is ^_^

http://fpaste.org/D0dQ/

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Sload

9 years ago

Just what I've been looking for, and compiled without a problem :)

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palacio

9 years ago

On my system I had to tweak the includes to the format livavcodec/avcodec.h in the cmake modules and vid.h to get it to build.

Once it builds, the preview plays fine but, I get a white background on the real thing.

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genjix

9 years ago

weird... u got some funky linux distro/system?

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palacio

9 years ago

It works perfectly in pure Debian (my laptop).

The includes issue must be a difference from the debian-multimedia repository. Maybe the white background is a bug there too. I'll try again later.

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palacio

9 years ago

Debian 5.0, with self compiled KDE. Nvidia card, and two screens.

I commented on the includes below ↓

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srog

9 years ago

Could you bump the version number when you are updating the source ?


Thank you !

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genjix

9 years ago

k done. ty

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srog

9 years ago

Wow - that was quick...

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marcosgildavid

9 years ago

Can you add support for wmv files?
This way it will be compatible with the DreamScene thingy :)

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