Can you put a video as a wallpaper on Mac?

Answered by Tom Adger

It is possible to put a video as a wallpaper on a Mac. This can be achieved by using a third-party application called SaveHollywood. By following a few simple steps, you can enjoy your favorite videos as your wallpaper.

To get started, open System Preferences on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Once in System Preferences, look for the “Desktop & Screen Saver” option. It is usually represented by an icon featuring a mountain landscape. Click on it to proceed.

In the Desktop & Screen Saver window, you will see two tabs at the top: “Desktop” and “Screen Saver.” Select the “Screen Saver” tab.

Under the Screen Saver tab, you will find a list of available screen savers on the left side of the window. Scroll down until you see “SaveHollywood” and select it. SaveHollywood is the application that allows you to set videos as your wallpaper.

After selecting SaveHollywood, click on the “Screen Saver Options” button located below the list of screen savers. A new window will pop up, providing you with various customization options for SaveHollywood.

In the Screen Saver Options window, you will see a list of videos that are currently available to be used as wallpapers. To add a new video, click on the “+” sign located at the bottom left corner of the window.

A file browser will appear, allowing you to navigate to the video you want to use as your wallpaper. Select the video file and click “Choose” to add it to the list of available videos.

You can repeat this process to add multiple videos if desired. The videos in the list will be played in a loop as your wallpaper.

Once you have added the desired videos, you can customize their playback settings. You can choose to shuffle the videos, adjust the playback volume, and set the video resolution. These options can be found in the Screen Saver Options window.

Once you have finished customizing the settings, click “OK” to save your changes. You can then close the System Preferences window.

Now, when your Mac is idle for a certain period of time, the SaveHollywood screen saver will activate and play the videos you added as your wallpaper.

It’s important to note that using videos as wallpaper may consume more system resources and battery power compared to static wallpapers. So, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your Mac’s performance and battery life.

By using the SaveHollywood application, you can easily set videos as your wallpaper on a Mac. It provides a visually appealing and dynamic way to personalize your desktop.