Here is how to enjoy a PIP experience on your laptop.
Every now and then, we find ourselves wanting to watch a video or a movie on our laptop. Sadly, we defer from this because we are too involved with other jobs. What if there was a good and easy way to experience a PIP (picture in picture) that would allow watching a video while working?
Well, there is a simple little program called On Top Replica that will allow the PIP experience in both Windows Vista and Windows 7 environments.The program itself is only 481 kb in a zip file format. By simply extracting and then opening the execute file the program starts with a blank screen. The next steps involve cloning what we wish to see and cropping the page to our liking. There are a few options available that can be used or overlooked.
The trick with this program is not minimize the original screen thus it stays behind whatever other screen you may be working on i.e. a browser search. Don’t worry if you do accidentally minimize the screen. Simply maximize and select the On Top Replica screen then go back to your work page.
On Top Replica does take a few minutes and sometimes frustrating trials to get used to it’s functionality. Overall, it is quite handy to have and well worth the effort. On Top Replica can be used for more than just watching videos while working, ideas which are given at the program’ website.
To find the website simply Google a search for “pip in browser” and it should be listed on the first or second page. Google Chrome has an extension for its’ browser but functionality is limited to only watching YouTube videos. The screen is also small ans not adjustable in size. This may be what you desire if YouTube videos are all you wish to view. On Top Replica can do a bit more.
If discretion is needed when viewing a video while engaged in other work, then On Top Replica is the perfect alternative. There is a nice click through feature and quick hide command that can save many a little embarrassment.
On Top Replica is exactly what the name says and performs admirably on Vista and Windows 7. The download contained no viruses or malware and thus receives a high recommendation.