Wow, talk about iPhone apps that will chew up *big* chunks of your time – I am finding vWallpaper is now near the top of that list for me.  If you haven’t discovered it yet, vWallpaper is the new video wallpaper app for the iPhone – and I’ve been having tons of fun playing around […]
" />

Big Fun with iPhone Video Wallpapers

vWallpapers

Wow, talk about iPhone apps that will chew up *big* chunks of your time – I am finding vWallpaper is now near the top of that list for me.  If you haven’t discovered it yet, vWallpaper is the new video wallpaper app for the iPhone – and I’ve been having tons of fun playing around with it tonight.LIghtingVid

Here’s some of the cool ways I’ve been finding to get even more ‘Wow’ factor out of this fun application:

  • Check out the new vWallpapers.com site, setup by the folks at AppleiPhoneSchool.  They’ve got some fun video wallpapers to use – like some chain featuring chain lightning, Matrix clips, and more – and they’re  adding to them regularly.  I found a couple of them were in formats that didn’t work for me, but an alternative download link via the comments worked.  I especially like the chain lightning clip.
  • Use your own video clips. I am now using one that I recorded on iPhone Video Recorder, emailed to myself, imported to iMovie, and exported back out a favorite section of it at the iPhone 320X480 format.   I even found that audio works – as my first export on this clip includes my daughter saying ‘I am silly, very silly, very, very silly’ – funny, but I think audio is a bit much except maybe for quickly showing it to someone.  So I just now figured out how to mute or strip out the audio in iMovie (not sure which, as I’ve never really used iMovie before) and now have both the silent and non-silent versions on the iPhone.
  • Use iMovie to import a favorite YouTube clip, pick a short favorite section, and export it back out at the iPhone size for use with vWallaper.  I just did this with a section of the ‘Yes We Can’ video.

In order to have vWallaper see and use the videos that you find or create, you need to copy them (via SSH or your preferred method) to this directory for the latest version (0.5): /var/mobile/Media/Skrew/Videos

I’m sure there are much more clever things you can do to customize and spice up your video wallpapers on the iPhone, especially if you know what you’re up to in iMovie (which I absolutely do not) – but just the above methods are providing a lot of fun and entertainment for me tonight. 🙂

Continue reading:

TAGS: