StupidFish23.com has released DesktopMagik, a Mac OS X application that enables users to replace their desktop background with movies, Web sites and other content.
The software runs in Faceless Mode, so it doesn’t occupy the dock when it’s running — a status icon or customizable hot key enables you to open a preferences window to tell DesktopMagik how you’d like it to configure: You can specify image libraries, movies or Web pages you’d like to have running on your desktop, change background fill colors, configure reload intervals and more. DesktopMagik utilizes QuickTime application programming interfaces (APIs), so you can play back anything the QuickTime Player can handle, including Macromedia Flash files.
DesktopMagik 1.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” and any G3 or better processor. It’s available in English only. The software is available as a downloadable demo that runs in 30 minute sessions for a week until it is registered; it costs US$12.50 for a single user license and $25 for a group user license.