Live Video for a background

edited November 2013 in General Support
I want to know if its possible have a live video as a background for songs or the bible.
If its possible please how do you do it,


  • This isn't something I've played with but it comes up surprisingly frequently in this forum. From what I've read it's not supported by OpenLP but there is a trick where you can set the slide background to be transparent and then run VLC or some other software behind OpenLP. You'll have to look up the relevant posts for exact instructions.
  • Hi IELL!,

    As Carl mentions, you cannot do this directly through OpenLP, however there is a work around.

    Create a theme with a transparent background (I think there are problems with this if you are using a Mac)
    Install another application that handles the live stream VLC is a good option for this, or if you are on Windows my favourite, ScreenMonkey for more control. (I'm sure there are many other applications that you can use)
    Que the video up on the second screen and then when you want the video to show choose the theme you set up and go live with an item.

    My top tip is to set the background of your desktop to black. That way if you happen to flash a bit of desktop up in between no one will ever know ;-)
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