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Downloads:

13,103

Downloads of v 2.0.7.4:

768

Last Update:

26 Oct 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • rocksdanister

Tags:

lively foss wallpaper live

Lively Wallpaper

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2.0.7.4 | Updated: 26 Oct 2023

Downloads:

13,103

Downloads of v 2.0.7.4:

768

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • rocksdanister

Lively Wallpaper 2.0.7.4

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Some Checks Are Exempted or Have Failed

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Windows build 18362 or newer

Details

Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Lively Wallpaper, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Lively Wallpaper, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Lively Wallpaper, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade lively -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade lively -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install lively
  win_chocolatey:
    name: lively
    version: '2.0.7.4'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'lively' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.0.7.4'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller lively
{
    Name     = "lively"
    Version  = "2.0.7.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'lively':
  ensure   => '2.0.7.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

NOTE

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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 26 Oct 2023.

Description

Turn Video & GIF Files, Emulators, HTML, Web address & Shaders, Games into Windows desktop wallpaper; Wallpapers will completely pause playback( 0% cpu & gpu usage) when fullscreen application/games are running.

Features

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Video

screenshot

Eternal Light by VISUALDON

  • Powered by mpv and vlc player.
  • Customize videos with filters.
  • Hardware Acceleration support.

Webpages

screenshot

25th Hour by Loius Coyle

  • Load HTML file or web address as wallpaper.
  • Runs webgl, javascript .. basically anything that works on chrome.
  • Audio Reactive Wallpaper support, create wallpapers that react to system audio.
  • Customisation support, documentation.

Video Streams

screenshot

  • Just drag & drop stream links.
  • Video quality is adjustable in settings.

Shaders

screenshot

Heartfelt

  • Run GLSL shaders in browser.
  • Shadertoy.com urls are supported as wallpaper.

GIFs

screenshot

Nyan Cat

  • Make Memes/Cinemagraphs as wallpaper ...

Retro Game Emulators

screenshot

  • Coming soon

Games & Applications

  • Can set Unity, Godot games and any application as wallpaper.
  • Dynamic audio visualisers, 3D scenes..

& more:

  • Easy to use, Just drag'n'drop media files & webpages into lively window to set it as wallpaper.
  • Hardware accelerated video playback, powered by mpv player.
  • Interactive webgl wallpapers, powered by lightweight chromium engine Cef.
  • Windows 10 fluent design, lively appearance adapts to system theme settings.
  • Efficient, its a native .net core application.
  • Fully opensource & free; no blackmagic, no features behind paywall.

Performance:

  • Wallpaper playback pauses when fullscreen application/games run on the machine (~0% cpu, gpu usage).
  • Set wallpaper playback rules based on running foreground application.

Multiple monitor support:

  • Full Multiple monitor support.
  • Span single wallpaper across all screens.
  • Duplicate same wallpaper all screens.
  • Different wallpaper per screens.

tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$MinBuildSupported = '18362'
$CurrentBuild      = [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Build

if ( $CurrentBuild -lt $MinBuildSupported ) {
  Write-Output ('Unsupported build of Windows. Minimum supported build is {0}. Please update to avoid errors.' -f $MinBuildSupported)
}

Get-Process 'Lively*' | % {
  Write-Output ('Closing: {0}' -f $_.ProcessName)
  Stop-Process -InputObject $_ -Force
}

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = 'https://github.com/rocksdanister/lively/releases/download/v2.0.7.4/lively_setup_x86_full_v2074.exe'
  softwareName   = 'lively*'
  checksum       = 'ae6c0c40b8868a94db9b46306e894897527234a43b46077994098258d533445e'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP- /ALLUSERS /NODEPENDENCIES /NOAUTOLAUNCH'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'lively*'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs   = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
}

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    } else {
    }

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
}

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.7.0 714 Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.6.5 480 Monday, May 1, 2023 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.6.1 535 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.6.0 66 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.5.0 599 Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.4.0 289 Sunday, October 16, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.3.2 346 Monday, September 5, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.2.8 275 Thursday, August 11, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.2.4 286 Friday, July 8, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.2.2 225 Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 2.0.2.1 124 Friday, June 10, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.5.2 264 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.4.2 651 Thursday, December 2, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.4.0 235 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.2.6 344 Friday, October 22, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.2.4 1915 Saturday, October 16, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.2.2 452 Saturday, October 2, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.2.0 236 Friday, September 24, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.0.4 391 Thursday, August 12, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.0.2 323 Monday, July 5, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.7.0.0 181 Sunday, June 27, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.6.0.4 248 Friday, June 4, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.6.0.2 102 Thursday, June 3, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.6.0.0 94 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.5.0.0 274 Thursday, May 13, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.4.0.0 259 Thursday, April 22, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.3.0.0 192 Thursday, April 8, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.2.0.4 240 Monday, March 15, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.2.0.2 132 Thursday, March 4, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.1.9.4 174 Friday, February 12, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.1.9.2 92 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.1.9.0 100 Monday, February 8, 2021 Approved
Lively Wallpaper 1.1.8.0 228 Saturday, January 16, 2021 Approved

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