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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!


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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.



Can I set a MKV as video wallpaper?


Video Wallpaper Animator only supports AVI (VFW) files. However with proper video codecs such as FFDShow filter other formats might be supported as well.

But the best option would be to use a convertor like FormatFactory (pure freeware, no ads) to convert from Mov, Mp4, Mkv, Flash, Asf, etc to AVI (make sure you choose DivX or MP4 as codec in the converter).





Video Wallpaper Animator*

Version Date Download link Antivirus report
v5.0 11 March 2018 Download Google VirusTotal

set video as animated desktop wallpaper



Where I can find free video loops?


Here are few sources of animated GIFs/video wallpapers:



Supported codecs

  • Standard AVI files (AVI)
  • Microsoft MPEG-4 v1/v2
  • DivX4 (VFW)
  • Video for Windows (VFW)
  • Morgan Motion JPEG Codec (MJPEG)
  • AVIzlib (ZLIB), Camtasia Screen Codec (TSCC/CSCD)
  • MWV1, IPJ2, MJ2C, VP31, VP40, VP60, VP70, GXVE, MSUD, cvid, HFYU, MSZH, ASLC
  • other video format, via codec pack (that you have to install in your system)


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