Back in September 2009, I created some looping videos of the PlayStation 3’s XMB waves so that I could use them as animated desktop wallpapers (or “DreamScene”) on my PC. I also posted them in a few places online so that other people could use them. I’d completely forgotten about them until recently when I stumbled across the files in the depths of my Dropbox. I deleted them, thinking no one would still be downloading them from the now ancient forum threads where I had made them available.

Turns out, people were still downloading them as I pretty-much instantly started getting messages on YouTube and Twitter asking me if they were still available. So, here they are again.

Nine colours are available. You can download each of them below. Just one word of warning: running HD video constantly as a desktop wallpaper obviously uses up a lot of your computer’s resources. If you have an old or slow PC, you might want to give this a miss. If on the other hand, you’ve got clock cycles to spare, this it a really nice way of adding some eye candy to your otherwise lifeless desktop. Plus, it’ll give you a little comfort in those rare moments where you’re away from your PlayStation 3!


Download the file you want from the links below then extract the video file from the ZIP archive using WinRAR or your operating system’s built-in ZIP extractor.

If you have Windows Vista Ultimate, all you need to do is download a Windows update to enable animated desktops or “DreamScene”. Follow the instructions here to find out how to do this.

If you’re using Windows XP, Windows 7 or a non-Ultimate version of Windows Vista, you can download a small utility called DreamScene Enabler from deviantART. Once you’ve run that and restarted your computer, all you need to do is right-click on the video file you downloaded and choose ‘Set as Desktop Background’.

Getting video wallpapers on a Mac is a little more complicated but this video explains it all for you.

UPDATE: Apparently, the method described in that video doesn’t work on Snowleopard, but this does. (Thanks Dayne Oram!)


All of these videos were taken from the PlayStation 3’s XMB and are therefore owned by Sony Computer Entertainment. If you re-publish these elsewhere on the interwebs, I’d really appreciate it if you linked back to this page on