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Windows 7: Video as screensaver

12 Oct 2011   #11

Windows7, 64 bit
wmv file running as screensaver freezes

It was great finding this thread on how to make a .wmv movie file play as a screensaver. It was working fine until about 2/3 of the way through when it locked up with the frame frozen on the screen. After waiting awhile longer, the screen went black except for a "filmstrip" icon in the center of the screen. Has anyone seen this problem, and know how to fix it? Thanks..

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12 Oct 2011   #12
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

I have an idea as to why this may be happening.. Are you using a very long vodeo file ? I.e over 15 - 20 seconds or is it in a hd format??
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12 Oct 2011   #13

Windows7, 64 bit

Hi and thanks for replying so quickly. Yes this is a long video file several minutes long, and I also think it may be in hd format. I have several video format conversion tools so maybe I should try something? I can attach or send you the video file if that would help.
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14 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

hi<, can someone, help me please, i've downloaded few videos from youtube into my pc and converted it into .wmv as stated above but i can't get into pass through this step:

In the Use this theme list box, select Album
Then do Save
Now run Preview and see whether it works

My computer says,"This computer's video card can't play themes." can someone tell me what should I do please?? ASAP.
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