Video player that supports transparency

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jojax14, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. jojax14

    jojax14 Guest

    Hi all,

    I like to combine my web-surfing with watching of video, because I
    figure that doing two time-wasting activities at the same time is
    better than doing just one!

    Most software I have used to play AVIs & MPEGS have an 'always on top'
    setting, so that I can put the video window in the corner of my screen
    and run my browser on the remainder of the screen. However, I always
    seem to run into a problem where the thing I want to read is
    underneath the video window, so I have to scroll the page or move the
    video player window to read.

    What I would like to see is a player (for Windows) that supports
    transparency. Does anyone know of one? I understand that it would
    most likely not be supported in overlay mode (which would slow down
    the framerate) but that does not bother me.

    I thought that the current release of Winamp might do it, but it turns
    off transparency for the video window. I have seen this thing done
    under linux (with a special video driver, can't remember the details
    exactly but the site was German) and I was almost tempted to switch
    based upon this alone.

    Any suggestions?

    jojax14, Dec 17, 2004
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  2. It does exist for windows since I had one years ago that could do it but
    I can't recall the name, it was Samba or Sansu or soemthing like that.
    It had a pink and white logo and was a shareware beta out of Japan I
    beleive. If you do a search for wallpaper video players, one of those
    might be able to do it since they use some sort of transparency.
    Chris Phillipo, Dec 17, 2004
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