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posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 02:22 PM
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Is it possible to have a video stream from the internet as your background? I want something like a webcam stream of Times Square.

Is this possible? Is there a free or cheap program that does this?




posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 03:10 PM
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In Windows, maybe Active Desktop would do what you want, but I am not sure.



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by ArMaP
In Windows, maybe Active Desktop would do what you want, but I am not sure.


Hmm...how do you do that?



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 04:27 PM
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I am using Windows Vista now, and Active Desktop was replaced by the Windows Sidebar, so I can not see for myself how to activate it.

Using just my memory, it was activated by right-clicking on the desktop (not on the icons) and checking an option saying "Active Desktop".

After that you could go to the Control Panel/Display (or something like that, I only remember the Portuguese version so the names could be different) and choosing an advanced option or directly a "Web" option. After that you can choose a web page, and that web page will apear on the desktop.

So, if you can see a video on a web page you can see it on the desktop.

I don't know if this works with a live video feed, but as a free option (if you have Windows 98 or newer, except Vista) I think it's worth a try, if you could understand what I tried to explain.

Good luck.




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