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Video as wallpaper

  1. #1


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro

    Video as wallpaper


    How to set video to desktop background?
    TNX

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    See if this still works. (VLC)

    We had also Dreamscene in Vista, and then someone enabled that in Win7 (link) but that's not (sure if) available on Win8. (Dreamscene)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Dreamscene was the only way that I know of that did video background. It was in Windows vista Ultimate addons, I remember it was a mouthful to say. The hack works on 7, but I've read it's not supported anymore for Windows 8. I'm guessing the Desktop Window Manager component was revamped for efficiency and chucked out that feature support.

    It was cool in Windows 7, but I see why it was reserved for vista ultimate as it was more installed on desktops. It really did a number on the CPU and battery with laptops.
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Then VLC would be the only option.

    I found one of WHS' tutorials on SF:
    Play a Music Video as Desktop Background - Windows 7 Forums


    It says that it shuts Aero off... but on Win8, I'm expecting different behavior since Aero cannot be shut off.
    Hope it still works.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I sometimes use videos for wallpaper.

    You can, and I have, installed programs that run animated video wallpapers and/or video screen savers.
    They are completely compatible with Windows 8.

    (bing / google >) Animated Wallpaper/Screensaver Maker is one option (not free) or also even better,
    (bing / google >) DreamScene Video Wallpaper (also not free).
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  6. #6


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    dreamscene doesn't work,with VLC i cant see shortcuts...
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I don't want to suggest programs that you need to pay for here, now, but if you search DreamScene Video Wallpaper... or Animated Wallpaper / Video Screensavers > you will find programs to try out that work fine in Windows 8.
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  8. #8


    Lahore,PK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    I don't want to suggest programs that you need to pay for here, now, but if you search DreamScene Video Wallpaper... or Animated Wallpaper / Video Screensavers > you will find programs to try out that work fine in Windows 8.
    Here's the Download Link
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro Enterprise x64


    hi all, I went through this:
    How To Have an Animated Wallpaper in Windows 8. - YouTube
    however, this is not legit, it's using torrent to download.
    i found another way here:
    Set a Video as Your Desktop Wallpaper with VLC
    using VLC, but i don't really like it..

    so i went here:
    Install DreamScene on Windows 8 - Video Wallpaper

    and i got dreamscene from this link (v2.23)
    http://new.mywindows8.org/files/Drea...-windows-8.rar

    enjoy!
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