How to Set Video Wallpaper for Mac

In this tutorial you will learn how to set video wallpaper for Mac.
So, you want to create a video wallpaper for your Mac? Great idea! There are several ways to do it and in this tutorial we’re going to feature the method that is easy and free.

Step 1. First of all, go to the link you see on screen ( or and download the VLC player. Install it and run it.

installing VLC player on a Mac

Step 2. Open your VLC player and click “VLC” from its menu and then “Preferences.”

choose „Preferences” from VLC player’s menu

Step 3. From the “Preferences” menu, select “Subtitles & OSD” and, in the new window, uncheck the “Enable OSD” box. Click “Save”.

unchecking the „Enable OSD” box

Step 4. Go to “Preferences” again and, at the bottom of the window, select “All” instead of “Basic”.

select „All” instead of „Basic ” from „Preferences”

Step 5. On the left of the window, under ‘Input/Codecs”, select “Interface”.

select „Interface” under „Input/Codecs”

Step 6. Under expanded “Interface”, select “Main interfaces” and, under “Main interfaces”, select “macosx”. You’re almost there!

under „Main interfaces”, select „macosx”

Step 7. In the new window, check the “Use as Desktop Background” box. Click “Save”.

check „Use as Desktop Background” in the new window

Step 8. Now open any of your videos with VLC and enjoy it playing as your wallpaper.

play your video as a wallpaper with VLC

Step 9. If you want to put the video on the loop, at the bottom of VLC media player window, choose the little “loop” button. If you want to stop video playing as you wallpaper, press the “Stop” button in the media player window and exit the player.

looping the video playing on VLC player

Result: Great! Now you know how to create a video wallpaper for your Mac.