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  • World of Warcraft
  • 259 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 27,706 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/05/2015
  • Created 10/30/2010
  • 41 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.6-60200

About WoWVid


WoWVid (WoW Video) allows the user to watch movies inside WoW while doing dailies or grinding.
(originally by Norpse)

How does it work

WoWVid creates a texture that when properly configured, allows media playing in the background to project inside WoW.
It is a pure lua addon, no executables.
You will however need an external player of your choice that is capable of playing video in Overlay mode.
Most popular media players (and several freeware ones) support this mode of operation.


  1. Start World of Warcraft.
  2. Once in the game press Esc to bring up the Game Menu.
  3. Select Video -> Graphics -> Display Settings -> "Windowed(FullScreen)"

Example configurations for 2 popular media players: (thanks to Garual for the write-up)

  1. start VLC
  2. click Tools
  3. Preferences
  4. go under Video
  5. make sure Accelerated video output is on
  6. for Output select DirectX(DirectDraw)
  7. start playback
  8. start WoW
  9. type /wv config and set WoWVid to R:0 G:0 B:1
  10. place WoWVid window over the VLC one.
  1. start KMPlayer
  2. press F2
  3. click on Video Processing
  4. select tab Renderer
  5. for Renderer choose Overlay mixer
  6. start playback
  7. start WoW
  8. set WoWVid to R:15 G:0 B:15
  9. place WoWVid window over the KMPlayer one

Addon Configuration

/wowvid or /wv from command line or use the minimap button.


  • Now compatible with 6.2.2 WoD. Added addon version number in addon list.


  • toc update, compatible with 5.4, "Siege or Orgrimar"


  • toc update, compatible with WoW 5.3


  • toc update, compatible with WoW 4.2


  • toc update, compatible with WoW 4.1


  • Ability to save and load presets for different media players.
  • Comes with default presets for VideoLAN and KMPlayer.


  • Don't capture mouse when locked (allow targeting and mouse-turn through WoWVid window)
  • Make options window drag-able from title.
  • Throttle OnUpdate for better performance.


  • Initial release
  • 4.0.x compatibility


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  • #42

    Needs updating, tried to get it working today (20/10/2014)  following all VLC player steps.

  • #40

    Thank you works great

  • #38

    I wonder if you could explain to me how to set up wowvid to work with winamp? :)

  • #37

    While I could not get this to work, I have been looking for an addon that will allow me to play videos inside WoW without having to put WoW in windowed mode. For watching movies inside games I have been using WoW in Windowed mode maximized to full. I then use Media Player Classic: Home Cinema which comes by default in the Full K-Lite codec pack.

    I have it set up as follows:

    On top while playing video selected (Right clck video -> View -> On top)

    Remember last Window position ticked
    Remember file position ticked (This lets you close the player, and open the file later and it remembers where you were!)
    This is found under View -> Options -> Player. In the bottom right corner.
    You also need to turn off Auto-zoom which is found in the Playback section of the options.

    Play next in folder selected (So for TV series it just plays the next episode with no user interaction)

    Right click the video and then After Playback -> Every Time -> Play Next in folder.

    the main feature of the media player however is that you can press '1' on the keyboard (The number row at the top, for some reason it does not work with the number pad) and it turns into a borderless resizable video window. Press '2' to make a time slider appear. Press '3' to go back to normal!

    Has been working well for me, and also while you are waiting for your BG or RDF to pop you can double click the video and go fullscreen!

    Image proof:

    Media player classic over WoW

    Thought I would add a few more helpful bits.
    To change volume just click the video and then scroll up or down.
    The resizing is done by the edges of the window as normal.
    as with any media player, you an click it once and press spacebar to pause/unpause when you go AFK

    Last edited by Kurtiskain on 10/9/2013 9:14:32 PM
  • #39

    I just want to say thank you for providing an alternative, since I did download this addon and gave it a try... or five of getting it to actually work, but could not. And so far, looks like your idea works best! 8D No more boredom while I fish! YAY!

  • #36

    anyone know the setup so i can view Netflix with this addon?

  • #35

    Would love to to know how to get this to work with adobe flash player so i can stream and play wow same time no dis Help me out .

  • #34

    its works as of 3/15/2013, just got to remember to put the player under the wow window to meet up with your overlay in wow. going to see how well i can watch subbed anime while playing lol. but pride and prejudice is fine all in all.

  • #33

    This used to work great around the time of AQ opening, and was simple to use. This needs updating and needs to be brought back.


  • #32

    I can't seem to get it to wwork. i'm doing exactly what you said. please help!!!!

  • #31

    Not working

  • #28

    So I understand well that it is simply projector? This VLC must be exactly the black square ? ^ ^

    CZE: Takže chápu dobře, že je to prostě jen projector ? To VLC musí být přesně za tím černým čtvercem ? ^^

    Last edited by Orichiday on 11/10/2012 3:47:37 PM
  • #30

    yes, you understand well

  • #27

    Does still work with MoP !
    +1 for very creative thinking!
    PS: Leftclicking the minimap-button should show/hide the wowvid frame while a rightclick opens options AND (un)locks the frame. This would be even more awesome!

    Last edited by makay on 11/5/2012 5:11:06 PM
  • #26

    Can you please update! Great idea but i cant use it without an update.


    Last edited by Fanariu on 10/20/2012 3:59:46 PM
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