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#1 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:33 PM

Now a days all of you look excited about Windows Vista Ultimate DreamScene which will allow you to play high-definition video content as your wallpaper. Dreamscene is only available for Windows Vista Ultimate users, but do you know that, you can play video as a wallpaper on your Vista Home Premium or Basic version or even on Windows XP also?

Download VLC Media Player and open any video in it.
Right click on the video and click on "Wallpaper"

That's it. You have an animated wallpapers now! biggrin.gif

If don't see the wallpaper option:
Settings > Preferences > Video > Output Modules > Direct X
Check the Advanced Options box in the bottom right hand corner.
Check Enable Wallpaper Mode. Now when you right click on your videos, you should be able to see a Wallpaper option.

Video Looping:
Settings > Preferences > Playlist >Repeat All

For removing VLC from the taskbar
Settings > Preferences -> Interface -> Main Interface -> wxWidgets and uncheck Taskbar and enable Systray icon.

In Windows XP your icons and it's text can look weird

 

:lamp: Click here for more Dreamscene videos.



#2 lareeth

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:20 PM

using this now, thanks for the info, this even uses very little resources

#3 Another_User

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:55 PM

Thanks!

#4 taipan

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:06 PM

thanx ive been wanting this for awhile now :)

#5 HingVista

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 08:58 PM

I use VLC media player but, totally forgot about it's wallpaper feature. :D

#6 Dustin

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:06 AM

Now I just need some cool high quality video files..

Thanks for the info! :D

#7 zenon

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:05 AM

I use VLC and I didn't that! Thanks for the info!

#8 LiLLTOtech

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:50 AM

You can do this with BSplayer also. :D

#9 stevievonderkin

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:20 PM

Yes works in bs player! just tried it! who knew...watching kelly Clarkson's "a moment like this right now! thanks for the info

#10 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:09 PM

Use these videos. :D

#11 WinMatrics

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:48 PM

omg. VLC can do that? I've been using it for 3 years and had no clue. Thanks man! Better late than never..

#12 vista freak 101

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:01 PM

it wont work , i installed vlc on my vista and played a that bliss video and it doesnt show wallpaper option when i right click?

what i am i doing wrong?

#13 Ultimate John

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 01:47 PM

I believe now many more programs will come for using the animated wallpapers after the release of DreamScene.

#14 orcus

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:52 PM

Nice!!!

#15 Razor VinT

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:23 PM

It uses only 10MB of RAM. :D

#16 Bogdan

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 02:10 AM

It's nothing for a Core Duo CPU..
THanks a lot for this tip man.

#17 p-J

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 12:23 PM

Enable Wallpaper Mode:
Preferences, Video, Output modules, DirectX "Enable wallpaper mode"


Btw how can i repeat playing the video as wallpaper?

#18 TituFama

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 12:20 AM

Btw how can i repeat playing the video as wallpaper?

Preferences > Playlist > Repeate current Item
But I'm unable to keep it full screen. :(

#19 Laughing Man

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:39 AM

Try asking on the VLC forums. If there's no way it currently works, as for it as a feature.

#20 bcbbanga

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:16 AM

wow great find man thakns for sharing

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