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Windows 7: set your own video as screensaver

28 Oct 2010   #1
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
set your own video as screensaver

found this whilst browsing .


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28 Oct 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Gah, I used this back in XP days and couldn't sleep at night, kept watching videos, lol

Thanks a lot for reminding me; insomnia, here I come lol xD
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28 Oct 2010   #3
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

vlc media player also lets you set a video as your wallpaper.
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28 Oct 2010   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

the title says screensavers, you know

I am tempted to install this, but unsure if it works on Win7.
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28 Oct 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is actually an easier way. Since it is somewhat different in Win7 than in Vista, I wrote a little tutorial last year which I only published for my computer club. Here we go:

In Windows 7 you have to go via Windows Live Photo Gallery. Do the following steps:

· Open Live Essentials Photo Gallery
· Click on File
· Click on > Screen Saver Settings (This will open the Screen Saver Settings)
· Browse to your folder with the video and open it (OK)
· In the Use this theme list box, select Album
· Then do Save
· Now run Preview and see whether it works

The video format must be .wmv. If you have another format, convert it with Format factory http://www.formatoz.com/
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08 May 2013   #6
1ncredebil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is actually an easier way. Since it is somewhat different in Win7 than in Vista, I wrote a little tutorial last year which I only published for my computer club. Here we go:

In Windows 7 you have to go via Windows Live Photo Gallery. Do the following steps:

· Open Live Essentials Photo Gallery
· Click on File
· Click on > Screen Saver Settings (This will open the Screen Saver Settings)
· Browse to your folder with the video and open it (OK)
· In the Use this theme list box, select Album
· Then do Save
· Now run Preview and see whether it works

The video format must be .wmv. If you have another format, convert it with Format factory http://www.formatoz.com/
I actually tried this way, did everything as i should, even read on the topic but my screensaver still wont play the full video. It starts and the first 2-3 seconds everything is fine and the suddenly a filmstrip icon appears. I found the same problem here and still didn't find an adequate answer, since my laptop's rating is above 3. Any help will be appreciated
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08 May 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

1ncredebil,
Welcome to the sevenforums. Give this tutorial a shot

Dreamscene

I haven't tried the methods mentioned above (this is an old thread) but I have used the dreamscene tutorial and it worked.
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