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Video Backgrounds for XP

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Do you hate vista, but love the fact that you can get video backgrounds on it? Do you have an xp? Here is an Instructable that you can use to get a great quality video background of anything on the web or even your own videos for FREE.
 
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Step 2: Start changing your preferences.

Open the media player and go to settings then preferences. Then expand the interface tab, then the main interfaces, then click wxwidgets. In the bottom right corner of “wxWidgets interface module” window, click on “Advanced options” to show advanced settings. Then uncheck the Taskbar check box in order to remove VLC Player title from the taskbar while the program is running.

Step 3: Almost done, now just change a few more things.

Expand the video tab, then Output Modules and then select Direct X. In bottom right corner of DirectX Video Output window, check the Advanced Options check box in order to see all the settings available. Then check the enable wallpaper box. After that go to playlists and customize it. Then click save and go to step 4.

Step 5: Adding a youtube video.

If you want to add a youtube video, then go to youtube, find the video that you want, and copy the url, then go to www.vixy.net, paste the url and download the video.

Step 6: Enjoy.

Good luck with this and enjoy your video backgrounds.
punkatsub6 years ago
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moist and delicious......pie?
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great
it is
Hear, Hear!
what?
It means I Agree.
it would be aye, wouldn't?
I also like pie!
the pie is loved
Yum... pie
I would love some pumpkin pie right now
Apple pie is better
PUNKIN PIE IS TEH BESTEST!!
Don't start trolling about pie.
Pi is pretty cool too... 3.141592653579323846...
WHO INVETED PI ITS JUST A RANDOM NUMBER!!!
no one really invented pi, it just is the diameter in realation to the circumerfrence of a circle or something like that.
Yeah... thats what my dad said.
lol
awang8 Xamith5 years ago
PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE! PIE!
agreed
I am Pie!
Actually we is both right.
is this a resource hog?
Yep
jhonsilver55 years ago
i cando that in 1 click in windows 2000... is window xp really that bad???
jackdaun6 years ago
i never new you could do this on vista, how do u?
It's very nice but is their a way to make the movie loop so you don't have to press play all the time?
Guppy8 (author)  Green Grasshopper6 years ago
yes, right click the video and check loop.
Cool! I would like to try this out. Nice job!
camb006 years ago
we go the same name lol :P
Junooni6 years ago
somehow not working for me :(
Guppy8 (author)  Junooni6 years ago
Okay, try to play a video and then right click the play area and make sure that wallpaper is checked.
GitarGr86 years ago
Very cool instructable! I love VLC and had no idea you could do this. Just a small critique, your screen shots are kinda hard to see. You might want to check out ScreenHunter, which allows you to get screenshots of full screens, active windows, or you can just drag a rectangle of what you want a picture of.
Guppy8 (author)  GitarGr86 years ago
Yeah, I noticed that my screenshots were kind of bad, thanks for the tip.
dbarak6 years ago
You can also use animated GIFs as wallpaper. Since my name is Dave, I created a HAL camera eye and put animated type that spelled out "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that." An appropriate message for a machine running Windows...
gamer6 years ago
i was showing my mo this yesterday:P nice instructable! -gamer
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