Moving Wallpapers software is capable of playing any video file on your desktop as moving video wallpaper. All popular formats (Avi, Mov, MP4, Mkv, Flash, Asf) are supported..
How to play an AVI as animated desktop background?
1. Install the Video Wallpaper Animator program (no admin permissions required)
2. Navigate to the folder where your GIF/video loops are
3. Click a file to set it as video wallpaper loop and wait for the program to finish decoding
4. Enjoy your new stunning animated desktop!
How much CPU is need to set a video as moving desktop wallpaper?
The program does not decode the movie on-the-fly in order to show it as video wallpaper on your desktop. Instead it extract the frames before starting the animation. Because of this the program will waste no CPU at all. On a Intel i3 at 2.2GHz the CPU utilization is under 0.1%.
Considerations related to the size of the video
The program's purpose is to display a video loop as animated wallpaper on your desktop under your desktop icons. In order to do this without severe penalties on your CPU/RAM, the program needs to firstly to extract the frames from your movie/video file. Because the frames are saved as uncompressed BMPs the program will require a lot of hard drive space if your video sequence is long (more than 1 minute) and at very high resolution. If you don't have more than 1GB of disk space available, try to keep your videos short. Don't worry, the frames will be automatically deleted every time you start a new video wallpaper animation.
SUPPORTED FILE FORMATS (no conversion required)
MPEG-1, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC,
H.261, H.262, H.263, HEVC/H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2)
Motion JPEG, IEC DV video and CD+G
Animated GIF, AVS video
Matroska Mkv, mk3d, mka, mks
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 Screen and Mimic codec
Apple Cinepak (Apple Compact Video), ProRes, Sorenson 3 Codec, QuickTime Animation (Apple Animation), QuickTime Graphics (Apple Graphics), Apple Video, Apple Intermediate Codec and Pixlet
Adobe Flash Player (SWF)
Others video formats supported
RTV 2.1 (Intel Indeo 2), RealNetworks RealVideo 1, 2, 3 and 4, Smacker video and Bink video, SMPTE DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, WMV3, VC-2 (Dirac Pro), VC-3 (AVID DNxHD), VC-5 (Cineform), Theora, RenderWare TXD, IBM UltiMotion, Avid 1:1x, Avid Meridien, Avid DNxHD and DNxHR, Autodesk Animator Studio Codec and FLIC, Mozilla, APNG, AMD/ATI VCR1/VCR2, ASUS V1/V2 codec, Matrox Uncompressed SD (M101) / HD (M102), HQ, HQA, HQX and Lossless, SpeedHQ, Silicon Graphics RLE 8-bit video, Silicon Graphics MVC1/2, Duck TrueMotion 1, Duck TrueMotion 2, Duck TrueMotion 2.0 Real Time, VP3, VP5,VP6, VP7, VP8, VP9 and animated WebP, Screen video, Screen video 2, Sorenson Spark and VP6, TXD, OMA, NUT, MXF/SMPTE, GXF, CAF, BFI, WTV
BioniX is a system-independent, crap-free application. You don't need admin rights to install it... except for Program Files. Program Files is a system-protected folder. To install the program there, just start the Setup and navigate to Program Files (x86). Create a folder called "Bionix" or so. The system will ask you to enter your admin passwords in order to give you permissions to create the folder. At the end of the setup procedure Windows may show you a message that says: "Program Compatibility Assistant-This program might not have installed correctly" and will give you the following options:
[Reinstall using recommended settings]
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