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    I use the dark city wallpaper and saw this posting on Mastodon. Quote: “Add videos as wallpaper on your Linux desktop”
    https://opensource.com/article/20/7/linux-wallset

    Got me daydreaming, a one hour video of the moon rising on the left and scrolling in an slow arc across the screen, a repeating video animation would be an interesting endeavor.
    I wonder if there are other ways to address this with less memory usage?

    Has anyone experimented with this type of wallpaper eye candy?

    JR

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    DaveDave

    Hmm, no I have not.
    Making it less resource hungry… there is a random timed wallpaper option that could possibly be made optional. Random vs Sequential. Then you could have numerous pictures in a sequence cycling through them from a folder which would give the illusion of a video. (unless you sit there and watch your wallpaper) Then again the system would flicker every wallpaper cycle.

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    ways to address this with less memory usage

    https://opensource.com/article/20/7/linux-wallset
    can specify path to an mp4 video file and this will display (loop) the first 10 seconds of the video.
    wallset is a bash script; its only dependencies are: feh, ffmpeg, imagemagick(provides the ‘convert’ command), xrandr, sed, and xdg-utils
    https://github.com/terroo/wallset

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    DaveDave

    ways to address this with less memory usage

    https://opensource.com/article/20/7/linux-wallset
    can specify path to an mp4 video file and this will display (loop) the first 10 seconds of the video.
    wallset is a bash script; its only dependencies are: feh, ffmpeg, imagemagick(provides the ‘convert’ command), xrandr, sed, and xdg-utils
    https://github.com/terroo/wallset

    Interesting. Seems to use ffmpeg to convert the video file to several image files. Then cycles through those image files for the wallpaper via feh.
    Quite a new project by the look of it. Also has hooks for gnome.

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