How to Set Video Wallpaper in Windows 10

People usually set photographs as wallpaper in their computers. Have you ever thought about setting a video wallpaper? Imagine, you are working on your computer and video is playing in desktop background. Sounds cool, right? So, in this tutorial we are going to explain, how to set a video as wallpaper in Windows 10 and Windows 7.

You only need VLC Media player to be installed in your computer. In case you don’t have it, you can download it from official website – videolan.org.

A) Setting Video Wallpaper in Windows 10 using VLC Player

Step 1

First of all, open VLC Player and play the video you want to set as desktop background.

open vlc player and play your favorite video

SEE ALSO: How to convert videos using VLC Player?


Step 2

Next, click on Video menu and select Set as Wallpaper. Alternatively, you can right-click on video, select Video > Set as Wallpaper.

select video and click on set as wallpaper

Step 3

Video will start playing in your desktop background. But it will be more like Playing video on full screen. All your desktop icons and taskbar will be hidden. You can press Windows Key on keyboard to see start menu. You can also start any application from Start menu and use them while video plays in the background.

video running in the background in Windows 10

How to Remove Video Wallpaper in Windows 10?

If you wish to remove video background, simply press Esc key on keyboard. Alternatively, you can double-click or right-click and select Video and uncheck Set as Wallpaper. VLC Player will switch back to normal mode.

remove video wallpaper in windows 10

SEE ALSO: How to convert videos into MP3 audio using VLC Player?


B) Setting Video Wallpaper in Windows 7 using VLC Player

Setting Video as wallpaper is quite simple in Windows 10. But in Windows 7, you have to change VLC Player output to DirectX. Otherwise, it won’t play in desktop background. Let’s see the process.

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 select Preferences. Alternatively you can press “Ctrl + P“.

start VLC player and open preferences

Step 2

We are going to change VLC output type to DirectX video output to set video as wallpaper in windows 7. Go to Video tab and click on Output dropdown and select DirectX video output.

change output to directx video output

Step 3

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

save vlc player settings

Step 4

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

set video wallpaper in windows 7

Step 5

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

video wallpaper in windows 7

How to Remove Video Wallpaper in Windows 7?

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

remove video wallpaper in windows 7

Set Video Wallpaper in Windows using VLC Player

Above tutorial explained, how you can set video as desktop wallpaper in Windows 10 and Windows 7 using VLC player. If you don’t have VLC Player, you can Download VLC Player from official website. 

It’s quite easy in Windows 10, you don’t need to change VLC Media Player’s Settings just go to Video Tab and select Set as Wallpaper. But in Windows 7, you have to change VLC Player’s output format. Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section down below.

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