How to Use An Animated GIF or Video As Wallpaper in Windows 10

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on October 12, 2020 by Larious

The older version of Windows, like Windows 7, Windows XP, etc., doesn’t allow users to customize the operating system. The only thing that you can customize is the wallpapers, icons, and themes. However, things have changed with Windows 10. Windows 10 offers plenty of personalization options.

So, if you are stuck with the standard blue wallpaper of Windows 10, then you might be missing out on the depth of the personalization option that the operating system offers. With Windows 10, you can even set a video as your wallpaper.

Use an Animated GIF or Video as Background Wallpaper in Windows 10

Apply video as wallpaper is one of the coolest things that you can do with your operating system. Therefore, in this article, we have decided to share a few best working methods to apply Animated GIF or video as your Wallpaper in Windows 10. Let’s check out.

1. Using rePaper (Free Method)

Well, rePaper is an open-source tool available on the GitHub. It allows users to set GIFs or Videos as wallpaper on Windows 10. Here’s how to use rePaper.

Step 1. First of all, download the rePaper ZIP file on your computer.

Step 4. Once downloaded, open the ZIP file on Winrar or Winzip. The ZIP file contains two files.

open the ZIP file on Winrar or Winzip

Step 5. Double click on the ‘rePaper’ file and wait until the file extracts.


Step 6. Once done, open the extracted folder and double click on the ‘Start.exe’

Start repaperStart repaper

Step 7. This will open the rePaper app on your PC.

Step 8. Now open the DesktopHut website on your web browser and download the video wallpaper of your choice.

Download the wallpaperDownload the wallpaper

Step 9. Now right click on the rePaper icon placed on the system tray and click on the ‘Choose wallpaper’ option.

click on the 'Choose wallpaper' optionclick on the 'Choose wallpaper' option

Step 10. Select the video file that you have just download.

Step 11. Once done, right-click on the rePaper icon from the system tray and click on the ‘Settings’ option.

click on the 'Settings' optionclick on the 'Settings' option

Step 12. Now set the ‘Wallpaper Scaling’ to the ‘Fill’. Once done, click on the ‘Apply’ button to apply the changes.

Set the 'Wallpaper Scaling' to the 'Fill'Set the 'Wallpaper Scaling' to the 'Fill'

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can use the rePaper Windows app to set live wallpapers on Windows 10.

2. Using Wallpaper Engine (Paid Method)

Well, the Wallpaper engine is a tool that you can purchase on the Steam store. You can use the Wallpaper engine to change wallpapers, set video wallpapers, etc. You can even create live wallpapers with Wallpaper Engine. Here’s how to use it.

Step 1. First of all, open steam on your Windows 10 computer.

open steamopen steam

Step 2. On the steam, use the search box and search for ‘Wallpaper Engine’

search for 'Wallpaper Engine'search for 'Wallpaper Engine'

Step 3. Add Wallpaper engine on your system (costs $3.99)

Step 4. Now launch the wallpaper engine app on your system. You will see a screen like below.

launch the wallpaper engine applaunch the wallpaper engine app

Step 5. You just need to select the video wallpaper of your choice and click on the ‘Subscribe’ button.

subscribe download wallpapersubscribe download wallpaper

Step 6. The wallpaper will be added to your library. Now just select the wallpaper and click on the ‘Ok’ button to apply the wallpaper on your Windows.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can use the Wallpaper engine to set video wallpaper on Windows 10.

So, that’s all from us for today! With these methods, you can easily get animate/moving wallpapers on Windows 10. I hope this article helped you! Please make sure to share this article with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.


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