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Desktop Movie Player plays a QuickTime movie on the desktop behind the Finder icons. Quartz Extreme recommend for better performance.

Some Mac users saw how to play a Screen Saver in the background of thedesktop. This application plays a QuickTime movie in the background ofthe screen just behind the icons of the Finder.

To allow clicking on the icons of the Finder, the window must ignore anymouse click, so I'm sorry that I must remove the control bar from themovie player control.

Just drop a movie on the application icon or use the Open command fromthe menu. Press the "esc" key at any time to quit the player.

What's New

Version 2.2 adds the following:
  • Better Expos handling. The window is now hidden on using Expos.
  • Folders are searched recursively now.
  • Now checks subfolders.
  • Some minor bug fixes.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Major Hooters Member IconComment+1
Major Hooters

Great Application, but it chokes on my Core Duo, Is there going to be a intel version anytime soon? It would be awesome!! great app

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Version 2.2
Arash Member IconComment+0

Man i love this app.
But Would it kill my H.D.D if it runs all the time ?

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Version 2.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

Awesome app, but it'd be great to have some sort of control.

For simplicity and cleanliness, I'm thinking a "Click-and-Hold on the Dock Icon" Control Menu like iTunes has. That'd be nice.

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Version 2.2
Abigail Murphy Member IconReview+0
Abigail Murphy

FANTASIC background app. Really great fun!
Keep it up!

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Version 2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Very nice, would be even nicer if you could add JPG´s to the slidshow and set a delay... but nice...

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Version 2.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

This video wallpaper can get distracting , but worth a try.

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 14,461
Version Downloads 8,093
License Free
Date 08 Sep 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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