Desktop Movie Player 2.3.1

A straightforward software application that enables any type of user to easily and quickly play video files on the desktop background
Desktop Movie Player is a small piece of software that helps you set up a movie on the desktop background, so as to allow you access to all the shortcuts and other items there, without needing to minimize the video.

The application does not require installation, thus enabling you to copy it to any location on the hard drive or to a portable device such as a USB flash drive. The latter option lets you to use Desktop Movie Player on any computer that you have access to.

In addition to all that, the tool does not update the Windows registry with new keys, nor the Start menu/screen.

In order to open this software utility, you have to load a video file. It supports a large number of formats, such as MPEG, AVI, MP4, MKV, DPL and ASF.

After this operation is completed, your desktop image is replaced by the movie, and the Desktop Movie Player icon is loaded in the system tray. Right clicking on it brings up a context menu that displays options such as opening the playlist window, changing the movie display from letterbox to stretched or cropped, loading a different video file, as well as showing the playing controls or active filters.

The interface is quite outdated, reminding users of Windows 95 or 98. Aside from this, the program is user-friendly, therefore it can be used by any person, no matter how inexperienced they are.

In conclusion, Desktop Movie Player is a lightweight and handy software application that enables any type of user to open video files on the desktop background. Our tests did not reveal any type of bugs or issues.

Reviewed by on November 11th, 2013

last updated on:
November 14th, 2013, 4:06 GMT
file size:
279 KB
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operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ Multimedia \ Video \ Video Players


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What's New in This Release:
  • This version is just a quick fix to save new settings and restore your normal desktop background even if you don't close Desktop Movie the regular way but you simply restart windows while the program is running.
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Application description

Desktop Movie Player is a simple application that opens a video file and plays it on your desktop, temporarily replaci...

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