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emoyasha

Ok im sure you all know that in vista (ultimate only i believe) you can set a movie or a GIF as your background on your desktop.

i was wondering if there was any way to reproduce this affect using autoit (via a COM object, or some kind of GUI)


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youknowwho4eva

My sister had set up this dang bubbling desktop on my computer a while ago. The worst problem was that it ate up CPU. What if you had your background set up to a website that had a movie on it? Would that work for you? I've actually thought about that for a while now, having a desktop that didn't have the icons, but a graphic that you clicked on certain elements of the graphic to activate programs.


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emoyasha

Ahh you dont understand, i am on vista, vista doesnt give you the option to set a web page as your background, but im only on home basic. hence why i was lookign for an alternative method (maybe via an COM object of some sort?)


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youknowwho4eva

Ah well your solution is simple, burn your vista disk and everything associated with it. And get XP ;). Or wait a year and get windows 7 cause microshaft is so embarrassed with vista. Nah, I don't know, good luck though.


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emoyasha

lol, i just switched over. and since u cant help i will wait for another's response


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TehWhale

Why don't you just get the firmware for the Windows Dreamscene. You can get a .dll and some other .dll, restart and you can setup Windows Dreamscene for your pc even if you have Basic or Premium.

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Smiley357

Looks like but it says

Requirements: Windows Vista Ultimate

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pugboy

No, they actually now have a version for ANY version of Vista, including Basic. You get 3 dreams for free (and can olny play those 3) , or you pay for the full version to play any dreams.

Look on http://stardock.com

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emoyasha

i wanted a free application that will alow you to play any video file.


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pugboy

Well, if there is some way to place your GUI below the icons on the desktop, just fill up the whole space with a AVI player.

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smashly

Hi, I know your saying vista but..

In XP I enable Active Desktop, then I get the Control Handle of the active destop..

eg: $hGUI = ControlGetHandle("Program Manager", "", "[CLASS:Internet Explorer_Server;INSTANCE:1]")

Then I use MCISendString to play the video on the control ..

All done with autoit and no third party apps needed.

Can post a rough example if your intrested...

Cheers

Edit: Some strange side effects happen when doing the above method I mention.

If you do a print screen of the desktop while the video is playing and paste it into any program then the video keeps playing in the pasted clip..

If you save the pasted image and then open the image in any program then the video is now displaying in what ever you opened the image in ..

Even explorer shows a thumbnail with the video still playing.

This only happens when you keep the video playing on the desktop.

Sorta looks cool watching a thumbnail of the video..lmao.

Edited by smashly

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AdmiralAlkex

@smashly

So you have discovered what all video players do? (when using the right output renderer)

Congrats ;)

@emoyasha

I think you will get much better results with a real videoplayer than with AutoIt, for example check VLC, with a little tinkering you can get it to run as a service with its own gui hidden so the only trace of it would be some cool video!

Here is a nice guide which shows how to do most of it.

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smashly

@smashly

So you have discovered what all video players do? (when using the right output renderer)

Congrats ;)

WTF is that meant to mean?

No I discovered I can display video as a wallpaper on my desktop without using WMP or a third party player ....

Only third party software needed is AutoIt :D

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AdmiralAlkex

WTF is that meant to mean?

No I discovered I can display video as a wallpaper on my desktop without using WMP or a third party player ....

Only third party software needed is AutoIt ;)

Actually I was refering to the later part :D

Edit: Some strange side effects happen when doing the above method I mention.

If you do a print screen of the desktop while the video is playing and paste it into any program then the video keeps playing in the pasted clip..

If you save the pasted image and then open the image in any program then the video is now displaying in what ever you opened the image in ..

Even explorer shows a thumbnail with the video still playing.

This only happens when you keep the video playing on the desktop.

Sorta looks cool watching a thumbnail of the video..lmao.

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dirty

DreamScene sucks.

It has an issue with text being transparent and windows does not allow you to change it, so you end up having transparent desktop icons text and there is nothing i can do to fix this and i tried everything out there.

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GEOSoft

And you reopened a thread that has been dead for over 3 years to post information about a non-AutoIt app (or problem) because......??


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