Windows 8.1 How To Set Video As Desktop Background In And Windows

Safal Piya

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Hi guys It's me Safal Piya and in this Thread, I'm going to show you how to set video as the desktop background in any windows os.
So Let's get started :razz: :
Step 1: Download VLC Player From Here
Step 2: Once you have downloaded it Just Open it.
Step 3: Goto Tools -> preferences -> Video And set the output to Direct3D Video Output.
Step 4: Close the windows box.
Step 5: Goto Video And check the Set As Wallpaper.
Step 6: See the Desktop.
And you are Done!!!!!!! :shades_smile:
Try It :thumbs_up:
Note: If it doesn't work Then Download the latest Vlc Player. It will work :wink_smile:
And Don't forget to say a thanks :curious:
Bye :)

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hi safal. I have done exactly what you said but when i close the vlc media player the livewall paper vanishes . Pls guide me. Thanks


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Don't close VLC


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Then what's the use of it? I heard there's some other tool which allows permanent moving wallpaper....will notify if find out....


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Then what's the use of it?
No matter what program you use to display a video wallpaper, as soon as you close that program the video wallpaper stops. Since Windows on itself doesn't support video wallpapers you have to use a 3rd party program and VLC is as good or better than any other program. You can hide VLC from the taskbar and minimize it to the system tray so it just runs in the background.

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