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Sunday, December 29, 2013

How to Set Video as Desktop background

7:34 PM


Everyone would like to do anything differently and now it has become as a latest trend. Doing many innovative things like setting crazy profile pictures or cover photos in their Facebook or Google plus social networks. Or Making a different wallpapers and making as their desktop background image. These are very small things only but it actually shows how you are innovative and differ from others. Sometimes it also shows how crazy you are about something. How about making video as desktop background? Isn't different? Yet it is, Just make video as desktop background and amuse your friends and show your innovations. This article  shows how to make video as desktop background.

Make Video as Desktop background:

There are many ways to make video as desktop background, First method can be done by using VLC Media player which is available for everyone and second method can be done by using software named Dreamscene which supports only some video formats and another software is Desktop movie which supports any video format and make video as desktop background.

Make Video as Desktop background using VLC Media Player:

  • Download and install VLC Media Player
  • Open VLC and select Tools > Preferences (OR simply press Ctrl + P).
  • In the Preferences window select the Video button on the left.
  • Under Video Settings change the Output Option to DirectX video output from the Output drop-down menu.
  • Click Save and Exit VLC Media Player
  • Now play a video using VLC Media Player.Right click on the screen and select Video > DirectX Wallpaper (OR select Video menu and click DirectX Wallpaper) .
  • If you’re using Windows Aero Themes, you may get the warning message below and your theme will switch automatically to a basic theme.
  • After the wallpaper is enabled just minimize VLC Media Player and enjoy doing your work.
  • If you want to switch back to your normal wallpaper click Video and un-tick DirectX Wallpaper and quit VLC media Player.
  • Sometimes we need to change our wallpaper manually.You can do that simply by right clicking on your desktop > Personalize and select your theme.

Make Video as Desktop background using Dreamscene:

Download Dreamscene or XPscene from the above given links and run those softwares as administrator ( Right click on the downloaded file and select Run as Administrator). It supports only .wmv or .mpg file extensions only.After installing find a video with the proper format and just right click on it you will able to see the option "Set as Desktop Background".Select this option to make it as your desktop background.

Make Video as Desktop background using Desktop Movie:


Download Desktop Movie from the above link and install it as normal installation process. It supports any video format and also it can make more than one video as desktop background. Moreover it can play videos with audio.

Hope we made everything clear and if you have any valuable suggestions post them in the comment box below.

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