Smart Video Wallpaper

Plasma Wallpaper Plugins video wallpaper

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:

Do NOT use this plugin as lockscreen (for this use my other plugin)

Video Demo HERE

Video desktop wallpaper for plasma KDE, based on "/u/samrog" plugin wallpaper.

NEW features

+ Pause the video when existing a maximized or full-screen windows.
+ Pause the video when the desktop is busy.

This minimizes the use of CPU resources.

Installation
Download and run:
 kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Wallpaper -i smartvideowallpaper.tar.gz 


Use
1. Choose Wallpaper Type: "Smart Video Wallpaper" in Wallpaper settings window.
2. Select your video.
3. The option "Use double player" : avoid annoying transition (black screen) in video loop playback.

Try my other works for Plasma.


Pear Dark look and feel inspired by PearOS

* Video and more details in https://adhec.github.io/plasma_tweaks/

* Information Login Manager: https://adhec.github.io/sddm_themes/

Video wallpapers sites: taken from desktophut, pexels, komorebi

Some videos:
seashore, waterfalls, anime and dreams of the sea - i like this one, try it with sound -

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Scripts

For use "Smart Video Wallpaper" when the charger is attached use the scripts in https://github.com/adhec/plasma_tweaks/tree/master/SmartVideoWallpaper

* Configuration

First set execute permission for the scripts:


chmod +x setSmartVideoWallpaper.sh
chmod +x setImage.sh



* Pluggued
SystemSettings > Notifications > Power Management > Configure events > Ac Adaptor plugged in > Run command > Select path script "setSmartVideoWallpaper.sh"

* Unpluggued
SystemSettings > Notifications > Power Management > Configure events > Ac Adaptor unplugged > Run command > Select path script "setImageWallpaper.sh"


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Comment your issues
Last changelog:

v0.2 1 year ago

Fix: play/pause for windows with 2 states (maximized and minimized)
New features:
- Pause the video when existing a maximized or full-screen windows.
- Pause the video when the desktop is busy.

cyberscoop

11 months ago

Absolutely fantastic work! I was looking exactly for this some months and it just makes my desktop come to life. The only thing I noticed is that after setting a video as live wallpaper, the `plasmashell` is consuming huge amounts of memory, currently its consuming around 2.8 GB of memory space and grows after sometime to above 4 GB. When I set my wallpaper back to a static image it settles at around 700 MB memory usage. Can you please fix this?

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mineturtle36

11 months ago

Good stuff, good stuff.
One issue I found - once my desktop wakes-up from sleep - the plugin "forgets" to use double player option (even if it is still ticked in the options), and I get the annoying blackscreen for a second on each loop. Workaround is to disable&apply and then enable&apply the 'Use double player' option.
Anything I can do to fix this permanently?

Otherwise - awesome work!

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csaratakij

11 months ago

9 9 excellent
Multiscreen support would be nice.
(Great plugin btw~ :D)

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leo5sk

11 months ago

When in system settings>compositor, "keep windows thumbnails" is set to "always", the video does not resume even when a maximised windows is minimised. One needs to resize it to resume video

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dorian-nova

1 year ago

This plugin is fabulous but while making it work I encountered a problem of black screen. So here's the answer to solve it:
1. Analyzing the problem
kquitapp5 plasmashell; sleep 1; kstart5 plasma shell
2. I had the following error:
"Warning: "No decoder available for type 'video/quicktime, variant=(string)iso'."
3. Solving
To solve it just install gst-libav, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly.
And voila it's all done to solve the issue and you can enjoy this plugin.

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busyvillager

1 year ago

Lovely addon. Is it still being actively developed?

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qushaes

1 year ago

Hellooo, amazing work. I am on Clear Linux and for some reason this amazing plugin won't work. I have installed mpv and gstreamer bundles. I cna open the video with mpv but the plugin still won't work. Any ideas?

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no95typem

1 year ago

10 10 the best

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derekk

1 year ago

I installed what you advised me, but still doesn't work. On manjaro KDE it has worked flawlessly but there were other problems so I had to switch to neon.

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derekk

1 year ago

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fmQc-92kvHgjvUnPETEiXjnoZ7I39tQG/view?usp=sharing

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adhe

1 year ago

Hi, please install the packages :
- mpv
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
- gstreamer1.0-libav

test and comment ;)

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derekk

1 year ago

I'm on kde neon latest, it doesn't work. I even execute kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Wallpaper -u smartvideowallpaper.tar.gz. Even on preview page just black screen. What can I do? Thanks

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adhe

1 year ago

Hi, please you can share the listPackages.txt file

apt list --installed | awk -F'/' '{print $1}' > listPackages.txt

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Sandrone

1 year ago

8 8 great

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nineflames

1 year ago

Hi. Would it be possible to make the pausing of the video optional? I'm running a setup with two displays, and it pauses the background on both as soon as an application gets maximized. Meaning, 90% of the time it's just a still image, which kind of defeats the point of an animated wallpaper.

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krys88

1 year ago

hi dev seems like its not friendly with activities =, im using kde 16.5 manjaro, the issue is when activity with video wall paper is closed video still runs in system

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kdevg0

1 year ago

10 "10 the best" Love it. The best thing is I had to buy a similar item in steam. Here I am getting it for free.

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gren1ght

1 year ago

Not working, on preview page just black screen. Mb i need some extra packages?

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adhe

1 year ago

Hi, sorry for the delay. If you still have problems please install the packages:
- mpv
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
- gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
- gstreamer1.0-libav

test and comment ;)

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bulletdust

1 year ago

Video not pausing when I open a window, am I doing something wrong?

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adhe

1 year ago

please verify that you have the latest version and activate the option "check the Pause the video on when the desktop is busy" in the widget settings. If the problem persists, send what application is the cause of the problem and the link of the video. Thanks for the feedback. (Pd update with the command "kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Wallpaper -u smartvideowallpaper.tar.gz", note the "-u")

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bulletdust

1 year ago

The -u switch fixed it, thank you so much for your prompt reply!

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characterx

1 year ago

Can you add option to disable pause, the wallpaper stops before full maximized, it also stutters when you open applications on the desktop but not maximised

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adhe

1 year ago

Hi, there are 2 options in the configuration:
- Pause the video when there is a maximized or full-screen window.
- Pause the video when the desktop is busy (an application is active).
You want the video to never stop? Please send a gif with your windows stutters.

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nhoxsang2411994

1 year ago

10 10 the best, very kool features!

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v0.2 1 year ago

Fix: play/pause for windows with 2 states (maximized and minimized)
New features:
- Pause the video when existing a maximized or full-screen windows.
- Pause the video when the desktop is busy.

v0.11 1 year ago

- Fix pause video for fullscreen windows (mpv application)

[Issues]
need to add filter for applications with states (minimized and maximized at the same time)

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product-maker zetabemol Apr 25 2021 10 the best
Black screen Debian y derivadas: apt-get install libgstreamer1.0-0 gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-libav Arch y derivadas: sudo pacman -S qt-gstreamer gst-libav
product-maker QkiZ Apr 15 2021 1 ugh
Black screen, even after installing unmentioned required packages.
product-maker johnvolker Mar 31 2021 9 excellent
9 excellent got a black screen to start with, but figured out it was the gstreamer plug-in for X11, after that it worked fine, if you're cpu usage is high you can lower the quality of the video with ffmpeg and bring cpu usage to a more reasonable level.
product-maker reise-arnor Mar 29 2021 10 the best
Best alt to wallpaper engine for linux
product-maker alienzj Mar 08 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker nitish159 Nov 18 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker dakenviy Oct 30 2020 8 great
If you use gentoo and you got black screen just enable "gstreamer" USE flag globally (recommended) or only for qtmultimedia.
product-maker riyaddl Oct 14 2020 9 excellent
it's the best. i have a request tho is it possible to add a way to schedule video change. thank you for your great work.
product-maker hentailinuxer Oct 01 2020 10 the best
Fantastic
product-maker morrdeath Sep 23 2020 8 great
Great program overall. Having multiple monitors, it's a little annoying that all screens will pause playback when there is a fullscreen or maximized window on any of them; I was able to edit the code and prevent this from happening though. Best animated wallpaper program I've found for my Manjaro KDE setup.
product-maker voncloft Sep 23 2020 1 ugh
Does not work just get a black screen.
product-maker nuboskill Sep 16 2020 7 good
Hello, please add opportunity to choose screen for pause mod. I don't wanna pause my wallpaper, when I have full screen something on another monitor.
product-maker axel-huerta Sep 13 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker geovane7881 Jul 13 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker vadimoz Jul 07 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker pgtipz Jun 23 2020 8 great
8 great
product-maker csaratakij May 26 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent Multiscreen support would be nice. (Great plugin btw~ :D)
product-maker no95typem Dec 01 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker Sandrone Nov 16 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker kdevg0 Oct 21 2019 10 the best
"10 the best" Love it. The best thing is I had to buy a similar item in steam. Here I am getting it for free.
product-maker nhoxsang2411994 Oct 11 2019 10 the best
10 the best, very kool features!
product-maker marcantoine Aug 17 2019 10 the best
10 the best, it work as expected.
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