Add Videos as Wallpaper on your Linux
WallSet is a command line utility written in Shell Script that manages your wallpapers and allows you to place videos as wallpaper.
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wallset is a command line utility written in Shell Script that manages your wallpapers and allows you to place videos as wallpaper.
First you will need to have the following software installed on your system:
Some software may work in versions lower than those reported.
After that you will need Git to clone the repository and then install. To do this, simply run the commands below:
sudopassword to complete the installation.
For quick help with the commands, run the
wallset command with the
--help parameter or just
-h, the output will be similar to this:
01. The first necessary command is to add images, example:
You add multiple images at once:
If it is in a directory with several images you can also add it like this:
02. Setting a Wallpaper
Wallpapers are saved and numbered
TIP: If you want to change the wallpaper at the time of addition, just use it in conjunction with the
03. Obtaining information on the number of wallpapers that have been added to wallset
04. Opening the current image, being able to browse through all using the [next →] feature of your image manager:
05. Getting the current image number:
06. Removing the last image added:
It is also possible to make a * loop * of the added images so that the wallpaper is changed according to the pre-set time. To do this, use the
--time PARAMETER and then enter the time in seconds.
Assuming you want the wallpapers to be changed every 1 hour, run:
Before changing the wallpaper after using the
--time feature, run the command with the
--quit parameter, example:
This is a correct way of using the program. It avoids problems that can be incorrectly classified as ** bug **, but it is just a * misuse *.
Adding video as wallpaper
One of the most interesting features of wallset is that you can add videos as a wallpaper. To do this, simply run the command:
Or the full video path:
wallset -V path/to/video.mp4
To stop a video, the procedure is the same as the image loop, just use the
--quit parameter or just
The video image will be frozen, becoming the current wallpaper. To change, use the
--use [number]parameter or just
-u [number], as we have seen.
After using a video only once, it is automatically added to the ready-made videos directory, to list all videos, use the
If you want to use a video that is in the video directory, just use the
--set-video parameter and then enter the number displayed when listing the videos, example:
I created this program recently, so it needs more testing. At the time of writing this article, I only tested it on a window manager, more precisely on bspwm. So feel free to report bugs if you can find it at: https://github.com/terroo/wallset/issues.
If you want to uninstall the
wallset, proceed as follows using the installer itself, however with the
Remembering that when performing the uninstallation all images and videos added will also be deleted, in case you intend to reinstall it in the future.
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