Videos not playing during Photo Gallery slideshow screensaver


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 64bit
       #1

    Videos not playing during Photo Gallery slideshow screensaver


    Minor thing this, but annoying!

    I use the Windows Live Photo Gallery screensaver, ticked for 'photos and video from...'. When it runs, photos are fine but videos show with a grayed out media file icon. These are just simple .avi files that play with media player, vlc, or whatever.

    Any ideas welcome!
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  2. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    What`s your processor , ram , graphics card ?
    Why are you using video for a screensaver. Delete them just use pictures.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Processor is Intel core i5, RAM is 6GB.

    Yes, I could just delete the videos (or move them elsewhere), but I've got a lot, and it'd make it difficult to look through them in context with the photos in future which I need to do for various boring work reasons. And it just seems silly that it can't do what it says it will - why say 'photos and videos' if it means 'photos'?!
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  4. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    I thought you wrote sample videos, by all means don`t delete them. Have you tried just running the videos ?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    No, I hadn't! Nice idea - but same result of just lots of icons.
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