Windows 10: How to Use Video as Wallpaper?

It’s nothing wrong to say that the environment plays a great role while doing some productive work. Imagine a messy environment at your workplace, that somehow affects your mood while doing the work which should supposed to feel. Well, thanks to Microsoft for considering the personalization section which allows us to keep the wallpapers and themes the way we want. Remember those days of Windows XP where we can only be able to keep a complete static wallpaper? In or order to change one we have to do it every time individually. But personalization has changed a lot since Windows 7, by this time we can be able to keep multiple wallpapers and schedule them accordingly.

Windows 10 comes with great options of customizations, it provides a bunch of wallpapers like static colors, nature, and more. But you can push the personalization limit to the next level by keeping a video wallpaper in Windows 10. We are not talking about keeping any live wallpaper but a video wallpaper where you get to keep any video you want as wallpaper. This can be done quickly with the help of several tools that we have mentioned in the article, so read the article till the end.

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How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

Things and ideas to know before keeping a video wallpaper

  • Before setting up any random video wallpaper, just take your time an find a good video to be used as wallpaper on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Different type of video is meant to keep for different purposes.
  • You can even watch a movie or a web series while doing your work by selecting adjustable length by keeping that video as a wallpaper.
  • You can even choose to keep an attractive, relaxing, or pleasant video that will give you relief at your workplace.
  • You can even keep the video wallpaper at your office to wish happy birthday to someone in a unique way.
  • Suppose you want to achieve something in your life or want to go anywhere at your dream place, keep the video of it as wallpaper and allow it to be the part of your manifestation.
  • Both video a GIFs are applicable to keep as video wallpaper on Windows 10.
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Methods to use video as a wallpaper on Windows 10

We have covered all the possible methods that will help you to keep the video as the wallpaper on Windows 10 using certain tools. These tools can be easily available on Windows 10, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS.

Set video as wallpaper using VLC media player

The VLC media player is a familiar and well-known video player. The VLC media player is available for almost all of the operating systems. Visit this link to get one for your operating system. However, this method is temporary and not permanent, if you are looking for permanent then move onto the next method.

Step 1: Download and install the VLC media player and open it.

Step 2: Visit Tools > Preferences > Videos and keep the Show Settings box to All.

Step 3: Search for the Output settings and select DirectX (DirectDraw) video output in the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Click on Save, exit the VLC player and locate the video that you want to keep as wallpaper.

Step 5: Do a right-click on the video and play it in the VLC media player.

Step 6: When the video starts playing, just right-click on the player windows and select Video > Set as Wallpaper. Or, click on Video > Set as Wallpaper from the menu.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

Step 7: Once done, maximize the VLC media player, open Video > DirectX Wallpaper and uncheck it. Then exit the program.

Some users reported that the video opens as wallpaper in full-screen mode but desktop shortcuts, icons are missing but this has been fixed with the new version of the VLC media player.

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Set video as wallpaper using YouTube

Mind you, It is not the actual background wallpaper, but you can access the taskbar and do other things such as browsing the internet while watching the video.

Step 1: Visit and play any video that you want.

Step 2: Play the video in full-screen mode.

Step 3: Now just press Alt-Tab through open apps and place the top of the video.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

The video will play in the background, you can press the ESC button to exit the full-screen view.

Set video as wallpaper using Push Video Wallpaper tool

This tool actually works when you want to set video as the wallpaper on Windows 10. This is the permanent method. You can not only keep the video in the background but also you can also keep GIFs and YouTube videos as wallpaper. Also, you can create a playlist to keep the play video in a loop in the background.

Step 1: Download and install Push Video Wallpaper.

Step 2: Open Push Video Wallpaper, create a new playlist by clicking on the Playlist icon on the top-right corner. In the drop-down menu, click on New.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

Step 3: Give any name for the new playlist in the next window, and click on OK to save the name of the playlist.

Step 4: From the drop-down menu, select your created playlist. Click on the “+” button on the bottom right corner of the settings window.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

Step 5: A new window will appear, select the video or GIFs that you want to use as wallpaper. Just switch between Video Files and Image Files in the file type from the drop-down menu as shown in the image below. Once done click on Add to playlist button.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10
  • To add any YouTube video and keep it as a wallpaper, click on Add URL button located at the bottom right corner.How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10
  • Paste the URL in Add URL window and click on Add to Playlists.
  • To add YouTube video playlist and have it as a wallpaper then click on the Playlist icon and select YouTube from drop down menu.How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10
  • Add the YouTube playlists window URL and click on Add youtuve playlist.
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Additionally, you can just control Push Video Wallpaper from the options available like skip, pause, next, etc, volume, etc.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

In order to hide the Push Video Wallpaper window, just minimize it, and can be used as a system tray icon, for that visit the Settings > Basic > System Tray icon.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

The Push Video Wallpaper tool is free to use, you can upgrade to their premium version which costs $10.

Set video as wallpaper using Desktop Live Wallpapers

Desktop Live Wallpaper app will allow you to keep any video as wallpaper. The only drawback of the app is that it only supports WMV video files in the free version. It means users have to convert the video in WMV format for this to work, else you can upgrade to Desktop Live Wallpaper Pro for $3.99.

Step 1: Download and install Desktop Live Wallpapers.

Step 2: Once done, Desktop Live Wallpaper will show up in the system tray icon in the notification region area of the taskbar. Just double-click on the icon to access the settings menu.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

Step 3: Just click on the Browse Folder.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10

Step 4: Now select the folder containing videos that you want to keep as wallpaper and select OK.

Step 5: It will load the videos, just click on the Refresh Folder button to update the list.

You can also change the settings, by clicking on the Settings tab. You can also play and pause the video by clicking on the system tray icon and click the Pause/Play live wallpaper option. To stop the video wallpaper press the Exit button.

How To Use Video Wallpaper In Windows 10


These are all the valid methods to turn any video into background video wallpaper. Furthermore, you can edit the taskbar color that will suit the video wallpaper to enhance the personalization experience.

That’s it for now, hope this helps! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then stay tuned for more info.

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