If you’re still dreaming about Windows Vista Ultimate’s DreamScene feature and you are looking for an easy to use alternative, search no more.
Video Wallpaper is exactly the app you need, offering a very intuitive method for setting videos as wallpapers, without making any changes to the operating system.
There are many ways out there to enable DreamScene in Windows 7, but Video Wallpaper is a much more comfortable solution, as it comes with a straightforward interface and easy to use features.
Video Wallpaper is supposed to run all the time in order to keep the video wallpaper active, while also placing an icon in the Tray for instant access.
You can even create your very own video playlists to be used as wallpapers, with a dedicated option to automatically change the background at a user-defined interval. Just like it happens with photos, Video Wallpaper can stretch the video, fit to screen or crop it to better match your desktop.
Video Wallpaper supports the common video formats on the market, including AVI and WMV, so you shouldn’t encounter any problem if you’re trying to play the DreamScene themes available on the Internet.
Last but not least, Video Wallpaper supports sound too, but it’s obviously recommended to turn it off.
Minor slowdowns may occur when using a video wallpaper and older systems are the most affected, but Video Wallpaper still runs smoothly on all Windows iterations.
Windows DreamScene is only available on Windows Vista Ultimate, but Video Wallpaper is clearly the tool that successfully replaces it, offering support for all Windows versions, as well as a bunch of extra tools to enhance the whole experience.