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#1 AmChaosToo

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:35 AM

How can I use a video file as a screen saver? I would like the video to loop when the screen saver is activated

Many thanks!



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#2 rookie147

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:14 AM

Hello AmChaosToo and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
There is a program available here which you can download and use to create custom screensavers.
Hope this helps,
Charles

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:25 AM

Be aware that the more unnecessary aps you run in the background (like complex screensavers that run a program to play video content) use a significant amount of system resources and will make your system slower.

If you don't have a fast processor and a lot of ram you will see a noticable difference, especially when you use other programs that are resource intensive.

In addition, a lot of these flashy screensavers, icons, pointers, cursors, etc, that are available "free" from some sources (I am not saying that the one linked above is one of these) are containers for spyware, adware and malware of all kinds.

Edited by Enthusiast, 24 May 2006 - 11:29 AM.


#4 AmChaosToo

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 03:30 PM

This is good info (and sorry about that font), but... this program wants Media Player 9, and only Media Player 9. I had previously upgraded to MP11, which I am trying to uninstall and then reinstall MP9, but...MP 9 won't install because it somehow knows that I had already upgraded, despite my efforts to uninstall MP11.

Is there a fix to this dilemma?

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 06:36 PM

This is good info (and sorry about that font), but... this program wants Media Player 9, and only Media Player 9. I had previously upgraded to MP11, which I am trying to uninstall and then reinstall MP9, but...MP 9 won't install because it somehow knows that I had already upgraded, despite my efforts to uninstall MP11.

Is there a fix to this dilemma?



Easy NO only alternative re-install xp or repair it.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:30 PM

Easy NO only alternative re-install xp or repair it.


Actually thats not true. You can follow these instructions to roll back to a previous media player version:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...sionofthePlayer




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