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  • World of Warcraft
  • 265 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 27,771 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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  • #25

    Maybe you can put the following in the Description to get some extra credit for this AddOn:

    How to watch YouTube Videos ingame:
    1. Copy the URL, of the Video you want to watch.
    2. Open VLC
    3. Click Media 
    4. Go under Open Network Stream (Press Crtl + N)
    5. Insert the URL 
    Don't know if this will work with KMPlayer, maybe someone could test it. 

  • #24

    I have never posted before but I felt this addon doesent get the love it should. This is working as of 8/14/12 and I dont know how I ever lived without it. It's so nice to beable to watch a movie or show while farming or fishing ect, it makes it so less painful. I hope this is still being updated and I am very happy someone figured out how to do this. Also as posted before is there a way to use it with netflix? Thanks again for the great addon :o)


  • #23

    I just wanted to say thank you for this awesome addon. Unbelievable how you made this work tbh.

    This add-on made doing archeology A LOT more fun as I have like three seasons of Family Guy to watch xD. Thank you so much :)

  • #22

    Does this still work? It's not working for me as of 7/18/2012.

  • #21

    Does this work with Mac/ Itunes? If so how do you set it up?


    Last edited by addrominus on 5/18/2012 12:47:42 AM
  • #20

    Any chance on supporting MPC-HC?

  • #19

    Is it possible to use skype with this addon? So I can play wow but still video chat with someone.

  • #18

    Perfect.  Just what I was looking for and crazy easy to set up.  Love that it works with VLC.  I can barely believe anyone else uses a different media player these days!

  • #17

    Can't figure out how to get it to work with my mac...

    VNC options for output are:


    YUV Video Output

    Mac OSX Open GL Video Output

    Video memory output

    Stats video output function

    Dummy video output function

    Color ASCII art video output.


  • #15

    I wonder if there is a way to make it so you can do this with say megavideo full screen, I'll experiment and see if i can find a way.

  • #14
    Quote from madoreck »VideoLAN Player and The KMPlayer are NOT popular media players... i doubt anyone else has ever even heard of them. Could you perhaps add an example config for Windows Media Player?

    are u brain damaged or what?

  • #13
    Quote from madoreck »VideoLAN Player and The KMPlayer are NOT popular media players... i doubt anyone else has ever even heard of them. Could you perhaps add an example config for Windows Media Player?

    $5 This guy uses Internet Explorer.

    Last edited by Aichii on 11/6/2011 1:54:15 PM
  • #12
  • #11
    Is there a way to get Netflix or Hulu to stream on your AddOn?
  • #10
    Why not just enamble "Always on Top" in VLC?
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