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    Wallpaper Engine Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Wallpaper Engine for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Lively Wallpaper, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Wallpaper Engine and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Wallpaper Engine are ScreenPlay (Free, Open Source), RainWallpaper (Paid), Video Paper (Free) and WinDynamicDesktop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2022

    1. Features: - Wallpaper playback is paused (0% resource usage) when doing work. - Native Windows application following fluent design. - Powered by mpv and vlc player, set any video files as wallpaper.
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      Lively Wallpaper vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lively Wallpaper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      surprisingly good app to use for animated wallpapers!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      gltchpnk Pro: -It's free~ -No clutter -Customizable, you can even change the taskbar (TaskbarX still offers a bit more) Con: -JavaScript Wallpapers preinstalled (heavy) -can be cpu%gpu heavy if you don't know what youre doing/uploading. has a lot of settings (pro&con)
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      EnricoMarcel It's nice,but don't have many customizable wallpapers.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      aazard ITs infact more powerful than wallpaper engine, and the dev's arnt greedy... unlike the devs of wallpaper engines
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. ScreenPlay is an open source cross platform app for displaying Video Wallpaper, Widgets and AppDrawer. It is written in modern C++20/Qt5/QML. Binaries with workshop support are available for Windows and soon Linux & MacOSX via Steam. Join our community: Steam:...
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      ScreenPlay vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ScreenPlay is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      It's open source and cross platform. It also has very active development!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Works great and soon on Linux and Mac as well!
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    3. RainWallpaper is a powerful live wallpaper engine that allows you to use various types of customizable animated wallpapers on your Windows desktop, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos, with mouse interaction and cool effects, and with minimum cpu and ram usage.
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      Almost everyone thinks RainWallpaper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Set a video as your wallpaper.
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      Almost everyone thinks Video Paper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
    4. This app ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to get the times of sunrise and sunset each day, and rotates through the 16 Mojave wallpaper images throughout the day and night.
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      WinDynamicDesktop vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Akid0uu Great app, but it changes static wallpapers depending on time (no animated wallpapers like WallpaperEngine).
      Comment 4 days ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      free and open-source wallpaper engine, set any window as your wallpaper.

      Discontinued

      The project seems still developed, but latest version, 0.6.1, was released in November 2018. It can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    5. GoodPaper downloads the best wallpapers to your PC from your favorite characters, artists, games, phrases and themes.
    6. Choose from thousands of stunning photos taken by amazing photographers from around the world and set them as your desktop background in a single click.
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      • Windows
      Customizes system parameters according to your preferences by tweaking File Explorer, Desktop, Start, Taskbar and Notification area.
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    7. Animated 3D live wallpaper where you travel in space.
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