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Unread 10-28-10, 02:09 AM   #1
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WoWVid Replacement

Maybe someone actually remembers this addon from way back in 2005. What it did was it allowed for you to view video while playing WoW by exploiting how video overlay works.



What this addon essentially does is create a resizable colored frame that in options would let you change its RGB value as desired. You then place the video being run in a program like VLC under this frame. If the frame is set to the correct RGB value than the video shows through the WoW client.

Now that I've started playing WoW again, I was going to try to find an old copy of the original addon to try to update it to this patch. However, I can't seem to find anywhere with the old source files. Does anyone know of an alternative or perhaps even have an updated version?

Supposedly the addon broke back in 2008 after not being maintained for three years.
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If it works like you say it does, then you should be able to use kgPanels for it.
kgPanels can create panels and style them in various ways.
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Unread 10-28-10, 03:24 AM   #3
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Reading its description sounds like it should work, I'll give it a try =)

Hopefully it does because it'll save me the work of coding my own.
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Unread 10-28-10, 04:26 AM   #4
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It works, but it takes a bit of work to get it.

The addon doesn't let you set a specific RGB value, so you have to create a texture for the required color value for your program. It just makes the set up a bit more intensive. Now I can watch 90s cartoons and cult movies while grinding all day =D

Thanks =)

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Make sure to tell us if it works, and if you had to do anything extra to get it to work.
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Unread 10-28-10, 04:43 AM   #6
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I got it to work. I could write out a more descriptive guide to it if someone is really interested. There isn't really a good place to post it though. (Edit: I just found the member tutorials section. Thats probably a good place =P)

If I can find enough time I may make a specific addon to do it just to make it a bit easier. While Kgpanels works, a more elegant solution is possible.

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Originally Posted by nikki View Post
It works, but it takes a bit of work to get it.

The addon doesn't let you set a specific RGB value, so you have to create a texture for the required color value for your program. It just makes the set up a bit more intensive. Now I can watch 90s cartoons and cult movies while grinding all day =D

Thanks =)
Using a "Solid" texture in kgPanels should allow you to chose the color overlay for the frame as far as I'm aware... That's what I've done several times at least.
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Unread 10-28-10, 05:28 AM   #8
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It does, but the problem is that it forces you to select the color from the WoW color wheel interface far as I can tell. I think there may be an addon that allows you to select values by a specific RGB value, but the default color wheel just isn't specific enough.

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