This guide will show you how to have a Live Wallpaper on Manjaro Linux. ¹
mpvfrom the official repositories by executing:
pamac install mpv
xwinwrap-gitafter activating the AUR by executing:
pamac install xwinwrap-git
To set up a script that makes a Live Wallpaper possible:
cd /usr/local/bin sudo nano Live.sh
Insert this command, while modifying the path to the video file you want to use:
xwinwrap -fs -fdt -ni -b -nf -- mpv -wid WID --no-audio --loop "/path/to/your/videofile"
Press Ctrl+X to exit and Y and Enter to save.
make the script executable:
sudo chmod +x Live.sh
To launch the Live Wallpaper automatically you need a
Copy-paste this and remember to modify its path in Exec;
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=sh -c "path/to/Live.sh" Hidden=false NoDisplay=false X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Name=Live wallpaper
Again, press Ctrl+X to exit and Y and Enter to save.
Log out and log in again and if everything goes according to plan you should see your Live Wallpaper now!
Note 1: It have only been tested on Gnome stable, but should work on any DE or WM. RAM consumptions is around ~100MB RAM.