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Windows 7: video stream as desktop background


08 Jun 2010   #1

 
 
video stream as desktop background

Hello,

I work with a dual display setup and would like to get the video stream from 2 high definition surveillance cameras (Mobotix) as desktop background of display A & B.

I've got an application that I can run twice (one on each display) that will play in full screen the realtime stream from the cameras, but I want that as a background.

Is there a way to "backgroundize" an application, in the sense that it will not respond to any user input and be displayed as a desktop background ?

Thanks for your feedback.


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08 Jun 2010   #2

 

Um ... no!

Ok that's a bit short. Almost certainly not unless you have the programming skills to direct the stream through a desktop gadget which also disables the interactive elements. As you seem to need a separate application to see the pictures at all, however, it loks like I was right the first time. Sorry!
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08 Jun 2010   #3

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I don't know about dual screens but, I use Windows Dreamscene that enables video backgrounds for Windows 7. Sorry if that isn't helpful!
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08 Jun 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
I don't know about dual screens but, I use Windows Dreamscene that enables video backgrounds for Windows 7. Sorry if that isn't helpful!
Don't think it would help with realtime come to think of it but, I don't know if it is able!
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09 Jun 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
I don't know about dual screens but, I use Windows Dreamscene that enables video backgrounds for Windows 7. Sorry if that isn't helpful!
Don't think it would help with realtime come to think of it but, I don't know if it is able!
Fraid not. It requires a pre-recorded video file.
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