OS X: Play Movie As Background of Desktop

Posted February 20, 2007 by Hack_Vista in Apple Mac

Microsoft has recently released released dreamscene which allows users to run a movie file as the desktop background. High quality free video software will do this for mac as well.


Although not friendly to the CPU, running a movie as a background is natural in certain environments. I love working with some of my old favorite movies or music videos playing along. I usually would do it in a window; however, having it as the background is one step better.

movie_screenshot

On OS X, it is pretty easy. I use the free divx player.

1. Download and install the divx player
2. Load the movie clip
3. Click Playback menu
4. Select Desktop

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