Home > macOS > Hacking Mac OS X Tiger’s Video Desktop Hacking Mac OS X Tiger’s Video Desktop Submitted by Jeremy Atkinson 2005-08-02 macOS 7 Comments ExtremeTech is running a how-to on hacking OSX Tiger. The article shows how Video Desktop works and how you can display a video camera’s output in a view using QuickTime’s Sequence Grabbers. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2005-08-02 6:23 pm Tyr. Sounds like Desktop Movie Player ( http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/DesktopMoviePlayer.shtml ) or Trans Lucy ( http://www.cesoft.com/products/tl.html ). It’s great to ‘wow’ people even when it’s a bit impractical, after all who wants their icons obscuring their movies ? I get mad enough at the tall guy who sits in front of me at the theater. 2005-08-03 12:24 am Anonymous Put an iSight on your PowerBook facing backwards and you’ll have a real transparent desktop 2005-08-03 1:05 am pravda The fun of a video desktop lasts about 5 minutes. The idea was implemented by Microsoft in Windows over 10 years ago. 2005-08-03 7:49 am Anonymous The Amiga did it first, ~20 years ago. 2005-08-03 8:49 am pravda You know, interlaced display doesn’t count 😉 2005-08-03 8:31 am Anonymous ATI got builtin Videodesktop support in their AIW software (MMC). 2005-08-03 7:15 pm Anonymous What would have been neat and more pertinent would have been to explore Hacking Mac OS X Tiger’s Video Desktop through the snazzy new Core API rather than the old and soon to be discontinued quickdraw API. But its a good article.