Windows Vista had in it animated wallpapers on desktop but sadly how they were heavy on system resources Microsoft abandoned the idea. Moving forward a couple of years later we have Windows 10 but still, we do not have live animated wallpapers. Since I am the kind of person who does not want to wait on Microsoft and now it is time to bring animated wallpapers back I am going to make one all by myself and you are welcome to join the ride and do the same for you as well.
Enough talk, let's dive into how we can make animated wallpaper for our Windows 10.
First, we will need some form of application which can we look at our animated wallpapers and since they are animations it means video, so we will need a video player and what better choice than a VLC player, an open-source light weighs all-format player.
Get a VLC player from here and install it.
The next thing is to of course have some looping video that we will use as background. There are many sites and ways to get seamless loop videos, I use this youtube channel for my backgrounds. Altho you can use any video footage you want it is recommended that it is not too long, that it is hi-resolution so we do not have pixels on-screen, and if you can, get it as seamless since we do not want to see stutter when the video is lopped from the beginning.
So hopefully you have desired video and VLC player installed.
Copy the following code and paste it into your search bar in Windows to open the Startup folder, or navigate to the Startup folder yourself via file explorer if you know where it is.
Now, next thing is to copy and past the VLC shortcut into this folder so it is started when Windows is first time booted.
Right-click on the shortcut and in the edit field paste this:
"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --video-wallpaper --qt-start-minimized --no-qt-fs-controller --repeat --no-video-title-show --qt-notification=0 "C:\videopath\filename.mp4"
where "C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" is the path where VLC is installed, point this to where you have installed it
"C:\videopath\filename.mp4" is the path where you have your video that you wish to use as animated wallpaper. Please note also that in my case there is mp4 as an extension but it does not need to be mp4, just use any extension VLC can open and play.
And that's it, you have successfully made an animated background or live wallpaper on your Windows 10 computer. You can change your wallpaper anytime by editing shortcut and giving it a new path to a new video or simply overwrite the existing one with a new baring same name.
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Error code 0xC004E003 almost always appears when there are damaged files in the Windows operating system. These files could be corrupt for a number of reasons and are usually a serious danger to the life of the computer system. These file errors may be caused by a number of things. Incomplete installation setup, incorrect deletion of hardware or utilities, or an unfinished file erasure. The trigger might also be in the event that the computer system is contaminated with a virus or adware or spyware, or even by the improper shut down of the computer. Any of these scenarios have the possibility to result in the removal or corruption of data of the Windows system data files.
The data system files that are damaged will give linked data and archives that are missing or wrongly linked. These are needed for the proper functioning of the software. This can also happen when or after installing third-party software that might have changed the system files. If it is suspected that a program installation will need to be stopped, it is best to let it run through the setup and then delete it later. While it installs, it is altering program files, and likely rearranging them. Stopping this in the middle can scramble files associated with the program and files vital to the usage of the computer.
This error will pop up after installing third-party software that has changed the system files. These system files are necessary to finish the activation process. A restore point will be necessary if it is ultimately determined that a system restore is necessary, to bring the computer back to the state it was in previous to the failed installation.
There are several steps that can be taken when the error code 0xC004E003 appears. It is helpful to know that this can occur from trying to install third party software. Going forward, do not attempt to install third-party software that is not trusted, and does not attempt to abruptly stop the third-party software from installing. This may cause the program to corrupt the files or delete important files. Recovering from this error can be easy if there is a recent restore point already backed up in the recovery portion of the system's files.
Run an error scan. The problem should be resolved after rebooting the computer once these steps have been completed.
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Another option for restoring. This method can be used by a novice.
NOTE: If there are no restore points available, the system recovery may not be turned on. To check this, go to Control Panel, and select Recovery. Configure System Restore, Configure. Then, select Turn on system protection. Having a current restore point for a computer ensures the ease of recovery if any problems with the computer arise.
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Enter Cooler Master XG850 PLUS PLATINUM, a new, in-house designed power supply from Cooler Master. I will admit that in last years I was a big fan of Cooler Master and their components, well not all but power supply and PC cases were always products from them that I liked and used. The latest power supply from them does not disappoint and I must say that I like it very much, it is hi-quality, it is silent, it has a large LCD display where you can see its current state and also has some RGB lights so it looks cool in your case.
So without further detours here are the technical specifications and then we will talk a little about it.
|ATX Version: Intel ATX 12V Ver. 2.53|
|PFC: Active PFC|
|Input Voltage: 100-240V|
|Input Current: 12-6A|
|Input Frequency: 50-60Hz|
|Dimensions (L x W x H): 160 x 150 x 86 mm|
|Fan Size: 135mm|
|Fan Speed: 1800 RPM|
|Noise Level @ 100%: ≤ 25 dBA|
|Efficiency: ≥ 92% @ Typical Load|
|80 PLUS Rating: 80 PLUS Platinum|
|ErP 2014 Lot 3: Yes|
|Operating Temperature: 0-50°C|
|Power Good Signal: 100 - 150 ms|
|Hold Up Time: ≥ 16ms|
|MTBF: >100,000 Hours|
|Protections: OPP, OVP, OCP, UVP, SCP, OTP, Surge, and Inrush Protection|
|Regulatory: TUV, cTUVus, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC, EAC, UKCA|
|ATX 24 Pin Connectors: 1|
|EPS 4+4 Pin Connectors: 1|
|EPS 8 Pin Connector: 1|
|SATA Connectors: 12|
|Peripheral 4 Pin Connectors: 4|
|PCI-e 6+2 Pin Connectors: 6|
|USB Protocol 10P: 1|
|Series: XG Series|
|80 Plus: Platinum|
|Modular: Full Modular|
|Wattage: Above 750W|
If we put aside the technical characteristics of the power supply itself we are left with visual and real working experience. Now real working experience will not be covered here since yea it is working great but it needs some time and a long period of testing in order to be able to say that it is indeed reliable and great but considering I have never had any issues personally with power supplies from Cooler Master I will assume that this one is also very reliable and hi-quality.
That leaves us basically with looks and feels of supply itself and I must say that I like it, and I mean I like it a lot. It feels hi-quality and it looks hi-quality. The LCD display is very good looking and it is very crisp and readable. With power supply some proprietary software so you can choose what you want on display on the screen and also you can control RGB and display colors with it.
I have not opened the power supply to see how it looks inside but from what I could see I think this would be my new power supply if I were building a new PC now. I recommend it and if you decide to get it I hope it will serve you long long time.
Thank you for reading and I hope to see you next time.