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VLC Media Player Tutorial #15 – How to Set a Movie as Your Wallpaper

VLC Media Player is without a doubt the most popular free media player out there and one of the reasons of such popularity is the fact that thanks to the comprehensive set of codecs it has incorporated you can playback almost any video or audio file you can come across, moreover this versatile free media player can perform a lot of other tasks like streaming, transcoding, converting and recording. What I'm about you to tell you about today is how to set a movie you are playing with VLC as your desktop wallpaper.

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First of all you need to go to Media → Open file... and browse your folders for the video file you want to set as desktop wallpaper.

Once you find it click OK and the video will start playing in the normal windowed way.

To set your movie as a wallpaper you need to right-click on the movie and in the context menu go to Video and check the Direct3D Desktop mode.

The video will be shown in your desktop and you´ll be able to open other windows over it.

If you need to pause or stop the video just right-click on it and do it from the context menu that popups.

Final Words

VLC's versatility and performance make of it a really suitable media player for all kind users, its low resources consumption and stability are beyond the boundaries of imagination and as I just show you in this tutorial the kind things you can do with it are really interesting. Make VLC your default media player and enjoy all your multimedia stuff with ease and in a really simple way. Get your free copy of VLC Media Player now by clicking on the “Download Now” link below these lines, it´s Free!!

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