Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:57 am
I would like to activate video wallpapers on Plasma login with SDDM with Sabayon OS, 64bit and Kernel 4.13.
I found this thread here: https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=119463&p=394644&hilit=+plasma+video+wallpaper#p394644
and I have downloaded the plugin from git and installed at ~./.local/share/plasma/wallpapers, where I received a new directory org.kde.video.
When I now will change the desktop background and change from picture to video, I can pick a video file, but when I pick one, there is only a black screen. I don't have and I don't find mplayer in my Sabayon repo. Instead I use mpv or less often vlc to play movies and video files, often mp4 format.
Simple question: Is there a complete instruction how to install every part necessary for running video wallpapers, such as qt programs, qt plugins, gstreamer and gstreamer plugins and so on and so on? I cannot follow the instructions, more than this, I fear, that there are missing steps, provided as given knowledge, which I don't have.
Second: Is there any way to test a video wallpaper before activating in changing (setting) Plasma background?
Thank you for understanding and patience also.
-Linuxfluesterer (I love KDE...)
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:39 pm
Plasma wallpaper & lock screen background
As told at: viewtopic.php?f=83&t=119463&p=394644&hilit=+plasma+video+wallpaper#p394622
Plasma 5 wallpaper plugins are available at: https://store.kde.org/browse/cat/419
Video wallpaper plugin is at: https://store.kde.org/p/1213488/
As told at https://store.kde.org/p/1213488/:
Downloading the VideoWallpaper.tar.gz from the KDE Store, not some git. And installing:
Full image: https://i.imgur.com/Hr1abZV.png
If you get the QtMultimedia is not installed:
Full image: https://i.imgur.com/emXG1Bw.png
Updgrade and install the QtMultimedia:
Full image: https://i.imgur.com/EfUfgS1.png
The Video wallpaper plugin has Readme button:
If you click it:
The viewtopic.php?f=289&t=131783&start=45#p382975 will tell:
Full image: https://i.imgur.com/LMq8szL.png
- If the preview screen is black
- if the video duration is negative
- You get the - Error: "Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in."
Then you need to install more GStreamer plugins !
With the Sabayon: https://packages.sabayon.org/quicksearc ... &x=11&y=11
Restarting the plasmashell... and seems to work:
Full image: https://i.imgur.com/CaVySMW.png
SDDM wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_De ... ay_Manager
New sddm greeters can be added from the KDE System Settings > Startup and Shutdown > Login Screen (SDDM)
Full image: https://i.imgur.com/8Ckpuv.png
KDE Store: https://store.kde.org/browse/cat/101/ord/latest/
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Thank you very much for your quick, detailed post. Your instructions helped me to solve my problem.
The trouble for me was the number of gstreamer and gst plugins and also two versions of the four named gstreamer-plugins.
Now I have a video-wallpaper on my desktop. And for my lock screen it also works fine.
But I still don't get a video wallpaper for my first login screen. I tried breeze slider, but there is no breeze slider SDDM theme configuration
However, I'm very glad for your kind, successful help.
-Linuxfluesterer (I love KDE...)
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:41 pm
The 'breeze slider SDDM theme configuration' is part of the 'SDDM Theme Breeze Slider 2'. Released now.
It is a bundle of optional script tools to make the SDDM greeter testing a bit easier.
There is a Readme file - /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider2/Notes/README.html
Thu May 02, 2019 8:17 am
Update on this one as the links are no longer valid.
Unfortunately the old Video https://store.kde.org/p/1213488/ and Video Playlist plugin links have vanished. That's unfortunate as it's been such a great plugin. I don't get why they aren't included by default.
I've found a replacement on GitHub https://github.com/halverneus/org.kde.video but it's not as robust and it would be great to have video playlist back. Anybody have an original copy to redist?