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How To Play Video In Desktop Background

Set Video Wallpaper in your Desktop’s Background.

People usually set photographs as wallpaper in our computers. Have you ever thought about setting a video wallpaper? You are working on your computer and in background, a video is playing. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to set a video wallpaper in your desktop background.

What we need: VLC Media player

How do we do it:

Step 1

We need to make some changes to VLC Player’s settings to set video as desktop background. Open VLC player. Click Tools and choose Preferences or Press “Ctrl + P“.

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Step 2

We are going to change VLC output type to DirectX video output to set video as wallpaper in windows. Go to Video tab and click on Output dropdown and select DirectX video output.

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Step 3

Save changes and restart VLC Media Player. Now, you are ready to set a video wallpaper and watch a movie in desktop background.

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Step 4

Now click on Video in Menu bar of VLC Media Player and choose DirectX Wallpaper. You current wallpaper will be replaced by the video which is playing in VLC Player.

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Step 5

Minimize VLC Player to view video playing in the Desktop background. You have successfully set video as wallpaper in your desktop background.

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How To Remove Video Wallpaper?

It is quite easy to remove video wallpaper from desktop background. Just un-check DirectX Wallpaper to remove video wallpaper, and refreshing Desktop will also remove video wallpaper.

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If you don’t have VLC Player, you can Download VLC Player. In Windows 10, you don’t need to change VLC Media Player’s Settings just go to Video Tab and select Set as Wallpaper. Enjoy, Video Wallpaper!

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