Animating background

Olle Viksten olle at
Wed Aug 13 08:27:23 BST 2003

onsdagen den 13 augusti 2003 01.00 skrev Yannick Le Saint:
> > Does anyone know if there is a way to play a movie as background in kde
> > 3.1 and not take to much resources like mplayer or xine which is pretty
> > sufficient?
>  Just look at mplayer manpage, especially the -rootwin option :)

I tried to run mplayer with this option but it didn't work for me.

My first attempt was to create a transparent .png to use as wallpaper and the 
runing mplayer. No luck.

The second attempt was to use mplayer, with all the arguments as a progran in 
KDE's controll center/background. No luck there either.

I've managed to get chbg to run as a program but the drawback is that the 
desktop then becomes invisible.

I think the problem is that KDE puts iteslf over X's root window.


War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.
Registered Linux User 61169

Books just wanna be FREE! See what I mean at: 

This message is from the kde mailing list.
Account management:
More info:

More information about the kde mailing list