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 option to use a video.
For business, you might want a marketing video or for personal, 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.
In the meantime, there actually is 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, this application is freeware, so take any precautions you see fit.
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 then be asked to install it and whether it should be installed for just you or all users. Make your selection and click Install.
Use a video as your Mac screen saver
Now that all of that is 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 Preferences > Display & Screen Saver.
1) Click Screen Saver and on the left, at the bottom, click SaveHollywood.
2) Click the Screen Saver Options button.
3) When the options window pops open, start by adding your video. At the top, click the + button and browse for the video you want to use. Note, 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.
You can then make any necessary changes to the Desktop & Screen Saver settings for when to start the screen saver and whether or not to display the clock. Close the window when you finish.
Wrapping it up
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!