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Play Videos as Your Wallpaper in Windows XP
Recently I was playing with Windows XP’s active desktop and a though came to me: you can embed video in HTML, active desktop displays HTML pages, so can you have a video background in XP with no extra software? The answer is “Yes” and you’ll learn how in this guide.

Running a Video as Your Wallpaper in Windows XP

1. Download this text file, which contains the following code:

Play Videos as Your Wallpaper in Windows XP

2. Replace mintywhite.mpg with the name of your video file

3. Replace height=”800″ with the vertical pixels your screen displays +100 (If you run 1024×768 you’ll use 868)

4. Replace width=”1280″ with the horizontal pixels your screen displays (If you run 1024×768 you’ll use 1024)

5. Save the notepad file as yourname.html somewhere in your documents files

6. Copy the video file to the same folder as the html file

7. Right click the desktop and select Properties

8. Click the Desktop tab and click Browse

9. Change Background files to HTML Documents and select the html file you just created.

10. Press OK and you’re done



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12 thoughts on “Play Videos as Your Wallpaper in Windows XP (No Extra Software)”

  1. Good_Bytes says:

    Nice, but it is a CPU killer.
    The idea of Dreamscape is to use significantly less computer resources than doing this way.

  2. Good_Bytes says:

    Nice, but it is a CPU killer.
    The idea of Dreamscape is to use significantly less computer resources than doing this way.

  3. Good_Bytes says:

    Nice, but it is a CPU killer.
    The idea of Dreamscape is to use significantly less computer resources than doing this way.

  4. kuanhoong says:

    Yes, I think it will take up alot of your CPU resources

  5. kuanhoong says:

    Yes, I think it will take up alot of your CPU resources

  6. kuanhoong says:

    Yes, I think it will take up alot of your CPU resources

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  9. karan says:

    hello sir
    i am currently using windows xp and when i did what you wrote to play a video in the desktop background but a black screen appears in the background and video doesn’t play.i am using 1280*800 resolution.can you please help.
    thank you…

  10. karan says:

    hello sir
    i am currently using windows xp and when i did what you wrote to play a video in the desktop background but a black screen appears in the background and video doesn’t play.i am using 1280*800 resolution.can you please help.
    thank you…

  11. karan says:

    hello sir
    i am currently using windows xp and when i did what you wrote to play a video in the desktop background but a black screen appears in the background and video doesn’t play.i am using 1280*800 resolution.can you please help.
    thank you…

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