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I was wondering is there a way to play movies in the desktop,like a background?or is it not possible?

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Here is a tutorial on how to do just this: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/dreamscene-for-ubuntu-ta-very-much/

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This is possible in Windows using VLC, I don't know if it is possible in Ubuntu, but here are the directions in Windows, could be the same process, I just don't know.

http://lifehacker.com/5549671/set-a-video-as-your-wallpaper-with-vlc

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