How To Set Video As Wallpaper In Windows 10

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This tutorial explains how to set video as wallpaper in Windows 10.

Adding an image as wallpaper in Windows 10 or lower versions is quite simple. However, to make a video as wallpaper, we have to take the help of 3rd party tools. While a few software (Dream Scene Seven and Irwin) are available that work with Windows 7 and other versions, but those software aren’t compatible with Windows 10. Still, it is possible to set a video as wallpaper in Windows 10 using “VLC“.

VLC media player comes with a built-in option to set any playing video as desktop wallpaper. As a result, you can enjoy watching the video and do another work side by side on your Windows 10 PC. You should take care that VLC must be running (either in the system tray or minimized to the Taskbar). If you close the player, the video will be removed immediately.

set video as wallpaper in windows 10 using VLC

Above recording shows how I am able to set video as a desktop wallpaper in Windows 10.

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How To Set Video As Wallpaper In Windows 10?

Step 1: Open VLC media player and then play a video.

Step 2: Use the Video menu and then you will see “Set as Wallpaper” option.

use set as wallpaper option available in video menu

As soon as that option is pressed, the video will switch from VLC media player and will be visible on the desktop screen. That’s all! You can minimize VLC and enjoy viewing the video on the desktop screen.

video is set as wallpaper

You can use VLC to move forward, backward, or switch to any part of the video and it will be visible in the video currently playing on the desktop screen.

This is a very easy option and works successfully if you are using the latest version of the VLC media player. However, in case you are using version 2.1.2 or other older version, then you should use other steps as explained below:

Step 1: Access the ‘Preferences’ available in Tools menu.

access preferences

Step 2: Under the Preferences, go to Video section → Output → select DirectX (DirectDraw) video output.

set output preferences

Save the changes and then restart VLC.

After that, repeat the steps I have already mentioned above to set the wallpaper as video.

The Verdict:

There might be some other ways using which we can set video wallpaper on Windows 10 desktop screen. However, only this method worked well during my testing. If you guys know some other way that actually works, I would love to hear from you.

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