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Windows 7: Set a video to play at a certain time?


25 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Set a video to play at a certain time?

So someone told me about a trick where instead of using a song as your alarm, you set a video to play and after it wakes you up, you get interested and once the video's finished, you're fully awake.

How could I set a 30 minute video to open at a specific time? My PC always hibernates after a few hours of not being used.

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25 Mar 2012   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

It's quite easy using Task Scheduler and Windows Media Player. Like this:
  1. Start Task Scheduler (type Task on Start Menu > Search, click Task Scheduler)
  2. Click Action > Create Task
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    Set a video to play at a certain time?-video_alarm_001.png
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  3. In General tab, give your task a name and description, select Run wheter user is logged in or not:
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    Name:  Video_alarm_002.png
Views: 13
Size:  31.0 KB
    .
  4. In Triggers tab select when and how often task is to be run:
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    Set a video to play at a certain time?-video_alarm_003.png
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  5. In Action tab select Action: Start a program and set Program / script as wmplayer "path_to_your_video_file.ext":
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    Name:  Video_alarm_004.png
Views: 22
Size:  38.7 KB
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    (Path must include the file extension of your file!)
  6. In Conditions tab set computer to be waked up to run the task:
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    Name:  Video_alarm_006.png
Views: 9
Size:  28.0 KB
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  7. Click OK. Task Scheduler asks now your credentials needed to wake computer up and log to Windows to allow task to be run on scheduled time:
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    Name:  Video_alarm_007.png
Views: 4
Size:  15.3 KB
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  8. Your Video Alarm is ready, waking up you at specific time:
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    Set a video to play at a certain time?-video_alarm_008.png
Kari


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25 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Exactly what I needed! Thanks!
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25 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You are welcome.

Kari
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