🎉 ScreenPlay v0.9 released! VP9 Video import support for better hardware acceleration on newer Nvidia and AMD cards!

Published on Feb 08, 2020 by Elias Steurer | Kelteseth

ScreenPlay is an Open-Source Live Wallpaper and Widgets app for Windows & macOS (and soon Linux) written in modern C++/Qt/QML and is in active development since early 2017 on Gitlab.
You can download ScreenPlay via Steam for free!

Major Changes

🎉 VP9 import support. This can significantly increase your performance on newer NVidia hardware!


🎉 HTML Walpaper wizard


This release also fixes the detection of the Steam Workshop path for initial installations!


  • 16dbcab Bump version to 0.9
  • 9731b61 Formatting (1.000 commit :)
  • 6e39f0b Change background overlay strength
  • 8b38224 Change creating wallpaper popup. We now properly close the save timer popup and switch the navigation to Installed


  • d50b4ad Add simple replacement of wallpaper
  • 734adf8 Add basic html wallpaper creation
  • 9c7bf62 Add mostly empty html wallpaper wizard
  • be5e247 Add dynamic width an height for wizards
  • 5ae555d Add help for choosing codec
  • 7a9769f Add enum for video codec selection
  • 8ea07ff Add multi step video import Wizard
  • cf9ae79 Add qdoc for CI
  • 9c49732 Add install-dependencies.sh for linux Move media files into .gitlab folder Change readme to better help with linux setup process


  • 0e92a32 Fix casing of the ScreenPlaySDK
  • dddab50 Fix some linux compile issues
  • 22dba2b Fix CI ubuntu paths
  • ca131f7 Fix qdoc generation for windows
  • 17e3d91 Fix window minimizing when user presses minimize all windows. This apparently also fixes some overlay problems. This closes #53
  • 766edd5 Fix create button text overflow and add tooltip
  • a2cd405 Fix #45
  • 19b3bf9 Fix not clickable navigation by replacing it with the official quick controls navigation
  • e217c7f Fix html wallpaper using invalid paths
  • 5b8d4f5 Fix missing filepath when creating wallpaper
  • f72e54e Fix 1px window border
  • 6f3019b Fix workshop detectionAdd debug outputs for easier debugging
  • 36938b8 Fix wallpaper start
  • 9e85f2e Fix qmake variable overrides triggering wrong {}

ScreenPlay Is Open Source Software

Everyone can contribute with code, design, documentation or translation. If you have questions about contributing do not hesitate to ask in the Forum or Discord. Here are some ways you can contribute: