WoW WoWVid addon Dragonflight/Wrath of the Lich King Classic 2022
wow addon WoWVid


Game Version: 8.0.1
Total Downloads: 36,073
Updated: Jul 19, 2018
Created: Oct 30, 2010
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Name Size Uploaded Game Version Downloads
v1.6-80000 release 17.88 KB Jul 19, 2018 8.0.1 2,234 download WoWVid v1.6-80000 releaseDownload
v1.6-60200 release 17.95 KB Oct 5, 2015 6.2.2 6,596 download WoWVid v1.6-60200 releaseDownload
v1.6-50400 release 17.83 KB Sep 11, 2013 5.4.0 8,836 download WoWVid v1.6-50400 releaseDownload
v1.6-50300 release 17.83 KB May 23, 2013 5.3.0 1,579 download WoWVid v1.6-50300 releaseDownload
v1.6-40200 release 17.83 KB Jun 30, 2011 4.2.0 9,963 download WoWVid v1.6-40200 releaseDownload
v1.6-40100 release 17.83 KB May 2, 2011 4.1.0 1,606 download WoWVid v1.6-40100 releaseDownload
v1.6-40000 release 17.30 KB Nov 6, 2010 4.0.1 +1 4,504 download WoWVid v1.6-40000 releaseDownload
v1.51-40000 release 15.92 KB Oct 30, 2010 4.0.1 +1 755 download WoWVid v1.51-40000 releaseDownload



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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)

  • VideoLAN Player
  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.
  • The KMPlayer
  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.


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