We’ll be using a tool – Komorebi. It’s a free tool and extremely powerful that can set both GIF and video files as a live wallpaper. Installing it is very simple.
If you’re on Debian/Ubuntu, Komorebi is easy to install. Komorebi officially provides a DEB package. Get the Komorebi DEB package.
After downloading, run the following commands –
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -i komorebi-2.1-64-bit.deb sudo apt install -f
If your system is other than Debian/Ubuntu, you have to install the tool from the source. Make sure that your system meets the following requirements –
Now, run the following commands –
git clone https://github.com/iabem97/komorebi.git cd komorebi mkdir build && cd build cmake .. && sudo make install
Start Komorebi from your system’s launcher. If you had to install Komorebi from source, navigate to the Komorebi folder and run the following command –
As soon as you start the app, it will load one of its library wallpapers. You’ll notice the change immediately.
For changing the preference of the desktop, right-click on any blank space on desktop.
Select Change Wallpapers >> Preferences tab. Make sure that video wallpaper is enabled. Note that for using video, you must have “gstreamer1.0-libav” package in your system.
Once everything is correct, start “Wallpaper Creator”.
Here, choose your favorite GIF/video and give it a name.
Click “Next”. Make whatever change you’d like to add. Finally, you’ll be given a command line. Run it in a terminal window.
All you have to do now is change the wallpaper. Enjoy!