Dreamscene Video Wallpaper is an animated wallpaper creator with a compact, simple, but functional interface that's very easy to comprehend and navigate.
There are no tabs or other dialog boxes to access. All its features are accessible from the one small window, which is a plus for this otherwise uninspired design. The nag screen--we must admit--is irritating, because not only does it pop up each time Dreamscene completes its playlist rotation, it occasionally slaps a "Don't Forget to Register!" message in the middle of the playing video. Despite this hard-to-miss promotional call to action, this nifty little app performed well during our tests, responding quickly to our commands. It was very easy to set up and use. Selecting existing video files from your hard drive and organizing categories to rotate the playlist style was simply a matter of a few clicks and keystrokes. We liked the inclusion of a button for visiting Dreamscene's Web site and downloading from a large number of landscape, underwater, and CGI animated videos to use as wallpaper. The breadth of the selection should please most users. Selecting the frequency for videos to change was simple, as was selecting the play mode, which we were pleased includes a Random option, which is similar to shuffle on a CD player.
The nag screen really is a drag with this app. However, the price tag isn't so scary that it will frighten away most users.