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How to Set a Video as Your Desktop Wallpaper with VLC

Are you tired of static desktop wallpapers and want something a bit more entertaining? Today we’ll take a look at setting a video as wallpaper in VLC media player.
Download and install VLC player. You’ll find the download link below. Open VLC and select Tools > Preferences.

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On the Preferences windows, select the Video button on the left.

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Under Video Settings, select DirectX video output from the Output dropdown list.

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Click Save before exiting and then restart VLC.

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Next, select a video and begin playing it with VLC. Right-click on the screen, select Video, then DirectX Wallpaper.

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You can achieve the same result by selecting Video from the Menu and clicking DirectX 
Wallpaper.

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If you’re using Windows Aero Themes, you may get the warning message below and your theme will switch automatically to a basic theme.

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After the Wallpaper is enabled, minimize VLC player and enjoy the show as you work.

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When you are ready to switch back to your normal wallpaper, click Video, and then close out of VLC.

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Occasionally we had to manually change our wallpaper back to normal. You can do that by right clicking on the desktop and selecting your theme.

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Conclusion

This might not make the most productive desktop environment, but it is pretty cool. It’s definitely not the same old boring wallpaper!

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