How it Works

Chameleon Player is a revolutionary tool to help multitaskers reclaim their computer monitors. Play video files fullscreen, transparently atop your desktop with full control of the operating system beneath. Perfect for steam gaming and watching your favorite movies and TV shows simultaneously.

Chameleon Player loads selected video files in a playlist that displays in a fullscreen window over your desktop. By making this window semi-opaque and controllably transparent, your desktop is visible and fully interactable beneath. As Chameleon is a tray application, mouse and keyboard events can be passed on to all background programs on your computer while playing your favorite videos in the foreground. Perfect for multitasking while working, learning or gaming on steam. Streaming support is now live with Chameleon 2.0.1! Twitch TV, YouTube HBO Go, TBS, TNT, ESPN, CNN, USA, Vudu, NBC, PBS, ABC, edX, TED and Coursera ** are all officially supported, although any streaming site that is not "Widevine based"* should function fine. Now, when opening the app, you will then be prompted with a window that allows you to choose a file/folder of video files or several streaming services along with a custom browser window to try others that are not yet officially supported. Streaming support is currently underway with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon streaming all currently in alpha*

Streaming support is now live with Chameleon 2.0.1

What is Chameleon Video Player?

Windows and Mac users can watch multimedia fullscreen, transparently atop their desktop with full control of the apps beneath. Advanced features along with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Twitch TV streaming compatibility forthcoming* means Chameleon Video Player will increase your productivity and change viewing habits, whether you're a developer, tv show binger, steam gamer, or media multitasker.

All proceeds help our non-profit, Cinq-Mars Media, to continue its mission of educational research and technology.
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Chameleon Controls

Video Player Features

Chameleon Video Player is a multitasking alternative to programs like Quicktime, VLC and Windows Media Player. While these and several other video players have a "float on top" feature, Chameleon floats fullscreen video on top of your desktop transparently and can do so with streaming services in a forthcoming update. Some features include:

  • Seamless Audio Playback
  • Video Controls
  • Opacity Controls
  • Play Videos Consecutively
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Open Source
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Screenshots

View screenshots of using Chameleon Video Player on a computer.

System Requirements:


Windows

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory: 500 MB RAM
Storage: 100 MB available space

 


 

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 10
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 200 MB available space


Mac OS X

MINIMUM:
OS: El Capitan or later
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory: 500 MB RAM
Storage: 100 MB available space

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RECOMMENDED:
OS: High Sierra
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 200 MB available space

Price

There is a Demo version and Paid version of Chameleon Video Player.
The Demo is fully functional for 5 uses before needing to be purchased to continue. All proceeds help our non-profit, Cinq-Mars Media, to continue its mission of educational research and technology.

The app works with most movie file types and of course supports audio playback, full controls to pause and skip around, an opacity slider and keyboard shortcuts.

* Note: Services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video require paid subscriptions that we in no way provide. These are trademarked businesses with no affiliation to CMM or Chameleon.

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DEMO
  • Transparent Video Player
  • Opacity Controls
  • Play Local Files
  • Many Streaming Video Services Supported
  • Use 5 Times Only

$7.99/One Time Fee

Paid Version
  • Transparent Video Player
  • Opacity Controls
  • Play Local Files
  • Many Streaming Video Services Supported
  • Unlimited Use

Meet the Developers

Chameleon Video Player is developed by Cinq-Mars Media and Chistopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis.

"I created the software for myself initially and found it to be such a useful tool that I wanted to share it with others. It's completely changed the way I work -- I've fit an extra Coursera course into my monthly routine and was able to catch up on the latest season of Rick and Morty with little drop in my work productivity. I also play games on Steam (of course) and being able to watch videos in the background while gaming is a tremendous benefit. I would often mute these games and listen to WNYC or other educational podcasts, but opening this up to videos as well changes everything. Give the free demo of Chameleon a try and see what I mean!" - Chistopher Jarvis

All proceeds help our non-profit, Cinq-Mars Media, to continue its mission of educational research and technology.

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Check out comparisons of other leading video players and Chameleon Video Player.

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MX Player

Need multiple monitors to use while working. Not transparent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please review these questions and answers to help you find solutions to inquiries about Chameleon Video Player.

FAQ
Can I install this app on any device?
At the moment Chameleon Video Player is only supported on Windos and Mac desktop. Mobile Phones or Tablets are not supported at this time.
What file formats are supported?
The following local file formats are supported...
Can I use this software on more than one computer?
Yes, you can use it on as many computers as you want but only one at a time.
Which Streaming Services do you support?
This current version supports...
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