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Video Wallpaper Animator

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Video Wallpaper Animator is a free tool capable of playing GIF and AVI video files on your desktop as moving/video wallpaper.

How to set an AVI as animated desktop background?

1. Download and run the Video Wallpaper Animator program (no admin permissions required)

2. Navigate to the folder where your GIF/AVI video loops are

3. Click a video file to set it as video wallpaper loop. The animation will start right away.

4. Enjoy your new stunning animated desktop!


Movie/video animated desktop wallpaper



Can I set a MP4/MKV as video wallpaper?


Yes. Video Wallpaper Animator can support many popular video formats via VFW. But for this you must have FFDShow filter installed.

You can also use a video converter like HandBrake or FormatFactory (both are pure freeware, no ads) to convert from Mov, Mp4, Mkv, Flash, Asf, etc to AVI (the AVI must be compatible vith VFW).



How much CPU is need to set a video as moving desktop wallpaper?


This Video Wallpaper Animator does not require more CPU than a normal movie player. On a Intel i3 at 2.2GHz the CPU utilization is under 0.1% for a 640x480 movie.


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Video Wallpaper Animator*

Version Date Download link Antivirus report
v2.2.0 Sept 2017 Download Google VirusTotal

* Requires FFDShow

set video as animated desktop wallpaper



Where I can find free video loops?


Here are few sources of video wallpaper:




  • MPEG-1, MPEG-4, H.261, H.262, H.263, Motion JPEG, Animated GIF, AVS video, Matroska Mkv
  • Microsoft RLE, Microsoft Video 1, Cinepak, Indeo (v2, v3 and v5), Microsoft MPEG-4 v1, v2 and v3, Windows Media Video (WMV1, WMV2, WMV3/VC-1), WMV
  • Apple Cinepak (Apple Compact Video), QuickTime Animation (Apple Animation), QuickTime Graphics, Apple Video, Adobe Flash Player (SWF)


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