Hidamari Live Video wallpaper for Linux – Set Video Wallpaper

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.

Hidamari Video wallpaper

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.

Install flatpak and flathub

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.

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Hidamari Live Video wallpaper

You can also uninstall it using the below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.jeffshee.Hidamari

That’s it

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