How to set a video as a screensaver on Mac

How to set a video as a screensaver on Mac

Store videos in the locations below to use them as Mac’s screen saver:

  • Movies folder in your Mac Local Storage.
  • iCloud storage

Despite having dynamic desktops, we are limited to using the old screensavers on MacBook. However, Apple lets you use a third-party app to help you choose from pre-installed images or videos. To help you with the same, in this article, I have explained how you can set a video as a screensaver on your Mac.

How to use a video as your Mac screen saver

Follow the instructions below to use a video clip as a screensaver for macOS Ventura and Monterey.

In macOS Ventura

  1. Download and install SaveHollywood on your Mac.
  2. Click on the Apple logo and launch System Settings.
  3. Click Screen SaverSaveHollywood Options

    Set video as screensaver macOS Ventura
  4. Click + sign. 

    Click + sign in Options on Mac
  5. Select video
    Go to the video source and select a video or multiple videos. 
  6. Hit Add.
    Note: Adjust the Screen options according to your preference.  

    Select video and click Add on Mac
  7. Click OK to confirm.

    How to put a video as screensaver for macOS Ventura

 
Note: You can check the custom screensaver using the Preview function. You can also change the start screensaver time by opening System Settings → scrolling down to Lock Screen → changing Start Screen Saver when inactive.  

In macOS Monterey

  1. Download and install the SaveHollywood app
  2. Open System PreferencesDesktop & Screen Saver.

    Go to Desktop & Screen Saver from Mac's Settings
  3. Select Screen SaverSaveHollywoodScreen Saver Options.

    Select Screen Saver Options on Mac
  4. Click + sign.
  5. Select video
    Go to the video source and select a video or multiple videos. 
  6. Hit Add.
    Note: Adjust the Screen options according to your preference.  
  7. Click OK to confirm.

Note: You can check the custom screensaver using the Preview function by hovering the mouse over the video. You can also get an option to change the start screensaver time by activating the check box for Start Screen Saver when inactive.

FAQs  

Q. How do you make a slideshow screensaver on Mac?

Yes, you can make a slideshow screensaver on Mac. To learn how you can do so, check our complete guide on photos library as a screen saver on Mac

Q. How long do Mac screensavers last? 

Your screensavers can last up to 3 hours, depending on the time frame you’ve decided for you have set for Mac’s display.

Ciao… 

Using SaveHollywood to put up videos as a Mac screen saver is simple. This software, in my opinion, is quite helpful for people who fall asleep in front of their Mac. A screensaver with loud audio can serve as an alarm clock! Additionally, if you want to check out some other screensavers, I recommend Aerial Views Screensaver by Apple.

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2 comments
  1. Unfortunately, the software has stopped its support for the latest OS. I found an alternative with Aerial – https://aerialscreensaver.github.io. Check it out, and do share your experience and views with me.

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