Set your favourite video as Wallpaper
June 09, 2007
This is a pretty simple tweak using which you can set any video as your desktop wallpaper.

Just follow the steps given below:

1.Download VLC Media Player and install it.

2.Run VLC media player,go to Settings->preferences->Interface->Main interfaces,then click on wxWidgets.Remove the tick on "Taskbar" and put a tick on "Systray icon".

3.Now go to Video->Output Modules->DirectX.On the bottom right put a tick on advanced options check box.You will now see some options.Put a tick on "Enable Wallpaper Mode ".

4.Now,select playlist and put a check or tick on "Repeat current item ".

5.Press the Save button.Now close the Vlc player and run it again(to save the settings permanently).

6.Now play any video you would like to set as Wallpaper.Right click on the video and click on "Wallpaper".The video would be set as your wallpaper!!!!

Since you have checked the option "repeat current item ",the selected video will play on continuously.It will start again when finished.VLC player will remain in your system tray.If you wish to remove the wallpaper simply close the player and you will get back your original wallpaper.
If you have any query please feel free to drop a comment.


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posted by Kartik at 10:59 PM | Permalink |


15 Comments:


At 12:27 PM, Blogger Elile Warrior

But it doesnt appear after u refresh the desktop :(

 

At 1:33 PM, Blogger sai

hi buddy that is good
but after refreshing its going

 

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Manu

hi Kartik
Thats was nice .
but prob is that its only appearing behind desktop icon file name not on whole desktop.

what shd we do for whole desktop background?

thanks
MKS

 

At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

after clicking in advanced options in output modules where is the "enable walpaper mode" option present

 

At 1:04 AM, Blogger Kartik

Expand output modules,you will get a DirectX option.Click on it,then put a tick on advanced options and then you will see enable wallpaper mode option.

 

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Kartik

@manu(MKS)

There is no option to cover your whole desktop with the video,and by the way a wallpaper is always meant to be behind the icons,isnt it.

 

At 1:12 AM, Blogger Kartik

@Elite warrior and sai

Yes,that is a constraint.If you refresh your desktop,the video wallpaper will disappear.
But the video will keep playing in the background,and from vlc player icon in your system tray you can just right click and set the video back to your wallpaper after refreshing.

 

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Suresh

After saving the settings i closed the VLC media player and opened it again...but now its showing player not Responding...

 

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Kartik

@Suresh

Firstly check that you have the latest version of VLC player.
If you have the latest version and your problem still persists,try uninstalling and reinstalling VLC player.

 

At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Hey Kartik .. its the "delete files" guy again..

I've tried the VLC player both new and old .. but it doesn't seem to work at all..

I think some OS doesn't allow..

 

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Kartik

hey ,
I think you must be using Vista or Windows 7...this trick works only for XP and some previous OS...the new ones dont support this feature as you rightly pointed out..

P.S.: You can disclose your name....dont worry noone will misuse it...i assure you ;)

 

At 2:52 PM, Anonymous zIo

hey its the delete guy.. haha...

um im using win XP sp2... i tried the player... all i get is a flicker and a blank screen... hmm.. let me try one last time..

 

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous zIo

omg its working!!!...

Note: i think it does not work with servce pack 3!!

: D

 

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Kartik

gr8....enjoy the show ;)

 

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