Setup video as wallpaper on Unity

By Socrates

Is there a way to set a video as wallpaper as a loop in Ubuntu Unity?

I have already tried to achieve that with VLC as shown here, but I ran into problems using this command:

cvlc --video-wallpaper --no-audio --repeat --no-video-tie-show /home/jean/Videos/Blue Horizon Animation.mp4

So the video plays nicely in the background of the desktop as a wallpaper, but:

  • The desktop icons are hidden behind the video.
  • The VLC icon shows in the left-hand Unity-bar.
  • The video wallpaper only shows on 1 desktop, but not on all 4 of the preset Unity desktops.

Is there any solution for the above mentioned three problems?


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