If you want to install DreamScene on Windows 8, then refer to the tutorial below.

What is DreamScene?

DreamScene was released on September 25, 2007 and introduced in Windows Vista. Using DreamScene users can set video content of MPEG, WMV, AVI formats as there desktop background. It was a really a cool feature. But there were different issues, DreamScene needs much RAM and moderate GPU support to run. It also drains much battery juice and often shows a static background when a computer is running on batteries. Because of all these, probably Microsoft decided to drop this feature officially in Windows 7. Instead of DreamScene, “Desktop Slideshow” feature was introduced to slideshow desktop background wallpapers in Windows 7 and this “Desktop Slideshow” do not supports video files.
Windows 8 DreamScene

Though there is no official support, it is possible to set video wallpaper in Windows 7. Unofficially you can use DreamScene in Windows 7. If your computer has sufficient RAM and a moderate GPU, dreamscene works well in Windows 7.

But previously in Windows 8 there was no way to run dreamscene. I have tried “DreamScene Seven” (DreamScene for Windows 7) in different preview versions of Windows 8. It did not work. But someone made it possible to install DreamScene in Windows 8. See the steps below to enable DreamScene or Video wallpaper in Windows 8.

Steps to enable DreamScene in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

1. First of all download this software from here and install it.

2. In Desktop double-click the icon to launch the application.

Launch DreamScene in Windows 8

3. Now, you can select Download DreamScene Wallpapers! button to download new video wallpapers. You can also click the Green plus button to browse and select your desired video to set as video wallpaper.

Select DreamScene video

4. In Display Properties option you can adjust how your video will be displayed in desktop screen. Press OK.


That’s it, you will able to see the video as your desktop wallpaper.

DreamScene worked

There is no official support for Windows 8.1. But if you are using Windows 8.1 you may want to give Stardock a try. It has some cool animations and it supports .WMV files too. (@StenchBag: Thanks for sharing it)


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


  1. Hi,

    very very cool but one question.
    I have 2 Screens but it will be shown only at the first screen. How can I change this ?


    • Hi, Raidon
      Are you using dual screen? Then try to select secondary screen from the settings to show DREAMSCENE video there.. It will not work if you are expanding your primary screen..

    • Hi Tailor,
      Actually in trial mode you will get watermark in your video wallpaper. If you are OK with that, then you can use trial version, otherwise go for full version.

    • Hi Pope,
      Please double check the steps.. All other users have not faced any problem in setting video wallpaper. You can also see that the screenshots have been taken from Windows 8.

    • If you have at-least 2GB RAM and running 32 bit version of Windows, you don’t need to think about it. For 64 bit version of Windows 8, don’t use it if you have RAM lesser than 3 GB.

  2. I downloaded fireymars.mpg and when i go to put it on, on my background it says ‘Cannot render specified video file’

    • Sorry Niraj,

      It is for Windows 8 only. No official support for Windows 8.1. I guess, you are lucky enough that it ran for 5 minutes in Windows 8.1 :p For me it crashed just after starting.


  3. managed to get it to work on 8.1.1 x64 but i can’t figure out how to “loop” the video infinitely.. it stops after 2 or 3 runs

  4. Hi! I am from China, I am not good at English, so I can only probably describe the problem.
    First. When I click OK, it has no reaction.
    Second. I don’t know how to use it, even though you step in great detail, but I still don’t understand
    I like it very much, so you can send a mail to me? Method of use of the software.
    Thank you very much!

  5. I payed for this program because this program kept nagging me to buy it, so i payed 22.93 Euro to PUSH Entertainment but the activation-code they send me is too long and so I can not activate it.
    I immediately send support an email and asked them for a refund .

    Does anyone else have this problem with a registration code that can not be entered?
    And do you think they will reply soon and give me back my money?

  6. Pretty crappy program. When you click refresh desktop it show for a sek original backgroud before this program kicks in. Crashes often when exiting a game. And it displayy=s “don’t forget to register” popup. And want 20$ after trial period. Pretty ridiculous if youu ask me, as dreamscene is a part of Vista Ultimate.

  7. I managed to get it to work on Windows 10 x64 but i can’t figure out how to “loop” the video infinitely.. it stops after 2 or 3 runs. How can I “loop” the video infinitely ?


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