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Windows 7: Problem with looping .mpg files as Dreamscene wallpaper

08 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
Problem with looping .mpg files as Dreamscene wallpaper

I recently found out that .mpg files consume a lot less CPU usage than using .wmv as Dreamscene wallpaper. However, I noticed that .mpg files don't loop quite as smoothly as .wmv. There is a split-second pause just before it loops. It's not that noticeable when you don't pay attention but when you see it, you cannot unsee.

I'd like to know if this is a problem with the video format or if it is an issue with Dreamscene itself. Is this some sort of bug? If so, is there a workaround to this?

I'm on Windows 7 32-bit and I used the installer provided in step 2 in the link: How to enable Dreamscene or Video Wallpaper in Windows 7 | Windows 7 Center

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09 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (main), Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64

Mpeg (.mpg) files loop smoothly for me (even with a scan going on). I used Kishan's tool for mine.

It could be the installer you used or the video file itself, but I wouldn't too sure about those.
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09 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 32-bit

I tried Kishan's installer but the problem is still there. But now I'm sure it's not the installer that's causing the problem and I'm also pretty sure my videos should loop seamlessly. Hmm, this could be just a codec issue...or perhaps something along that line.

Anyway, thanks for your time! :)
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09 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Mpegs also work fine for me. Have a test with this one as it has only a short play time so repeats every second or so see if that runs okay. Its seamless for me.


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