How to use a video as your Mac screen saver

Apple provides some terrific screen saver options for your Mac. You can choose built-in pictures or your own photos, as well as select an animation for a cool slideshow. But what’s missing is the built-in option to use a video. So, in this tutorial, we will show you an easy way to use a video clip as your Mac’s screen saver.

Use Video as Mac Screen Saver SaveHollywood

Download SaveHollywood

For business, you might want a marketing video, or for a personal Mac, you might want one of your children. Whatever the case may be, having a video as your screen saver would be a great addition to macOS.

There is actually a way to do this with a free tool called SaveHollywood. It’s super easy and takes only a few minutes to set up, so here’s how to use a video as your Mac screen saver with SaveHollywood.

SaveHollywood isn’t an app that you can grab from the App Store. You’ll have to head over to the website to download it. Just note that this application is freeware, so take any precautions you see fit.

Install SaveHollywood

Once you download SaveHollywood, open the file. In the pop-up window, you can check out the Read Me documentation. Then, double-click the SaveHollywood file. You’ll be asked to install it and whether it should be installed for just you or all users. Make your selection and click Install.

Install SaveHollywood Options Mac

Use a video as your Mac screen saver

Now with all of that out of the way, let’s get to the fun part – using a video as your Mac screen saver. Your screen saver settings may already be open due to the installation of SaveHollywood, but if not, click the Apple icon () from your menu bar and select System Settings > Screen Saver. Next, follow these steps:

1) Click SaveHollywood to select it.

2) Now click Options from the top.

SaveHollywood as video Screen Saver on Mac

3) When the options window pops open, start by adding your video. At the top, click the plus button and browse for the video you want to use. Note that you can add more than one and remove them with the minus sign button.

4) Move through each of the sections of the options screen to adjust the settings for your video per your preference. When you finish, click OK.

Add video to SaveHollywood

5) Finally, click Lock Screen in System Settings and choose when you want the screen saver to start. To activate the screen saver now or anytime you want, follow the simple steps to add Start Screen Saver as a Hot Corner on Mac.

Start Screen Saver when inactive on Mac

SaveHollywood is an extremely simple-to-use tool that lets you set a video as your Mac screen saver in no time. Are you going to give it a try? If so, let us know what you think of it!

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