Hidamari is a free and open source video wallpaper application for Linux. Using Hidamari you can make any video to your wallpaper. You can pause and mute your video wallpaper. Currently it supports adding wallpaper from local system, any webpage and any streaming url. It is written in Python and released under GNU General Public License v3.0. It supports auto start, Gnome Wayland support, Multi-monitor support, Hardware accelerated video decoding and randomly select and play a video via I’m feeling lucky button.
How to Install Hidamari Video wallpaper on Ubuntu Linux
You can install Hidamari Video wallpaper via flatpak package file from flathub. If you don’t have then install flatpak and flathub on your system using below link.
Restart your system after the installation. Now install the Hidamari wallpaper app using the below command in terminal app (ctrl+alt+t)
flatpak install flathub io.github.jeffshee.Hidamari
How to Set Video Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux
Copy and paste your video file to Hidamari folder. The folder location is
Now open the Hidamari app using the below command in terminal or via application menu.
flatpak run io.github.jeffshee.Hidamari
Now select the video and click Apply button in Hidamari app. Click the refresh button if video not show in the video list. Right click on the video wallpaper desktop to access the Hidamari menu.
You can also uninstall it using the below command.
sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.jeffshee.Hidamari