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    Default Run your own videos as screensaver in Windows

    It is extremely easy to run your own videos as screensaver. All you have to do is:

    a) Put your video into a seperate folder I have only tested videos with .wmv filetype e.g. as produced by Windows Movie Maker. But other filetypes like .mp4 may work too.
    b) Right click on the desktop and go to Personalize > Screen Saver
    c) Follow the steps on the picture below




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    will this have impact on resources?

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    What do you care - when the screensaver is running, you are not doing anything anyhow. And when it is not running, it uses no resources at all. Maybe a few bytes for the settings.

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    Hey, thats a nice one Thanks for that !

    You can also Run Screensaver as a wallpaper in Windows Vista .

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    Nice trick.Btw,you can also use your ACTIVE wallpaper as screensaver.

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    Screensaver as wallpaper would be nice - if I only had Ultimate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What do you care - when the screensaver is running, you are not doing anything anyhow. And when it is not running, it uses no resources at all. Maybe a few bytes for the settings.
    Point.

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    I'm all about taking care of the environment and doesn't it make more sense for your monitor to go in standby after 1 minute than have a screensaver come on? Seems like a waste of power to me...

    Also reviced one of those digital picture poster frames for Christmas.... I don't feel like staring at a frame to see pictures of my family. I have enough to view when I want on my social profiles and flickr...anyone else feel this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0 tennis View Post
    I'm all about taking care of the environment and doesn't it make more sense for your monitor to go in standby after 1 minute than have a screensaver come on? Seems like a waste of power to me...

    Also reviced one of those digital picture poster frames for Christmas.... I don't feel like staring at a frame to see pictures of my family. I have enough to view when I want on my social profiles and flickr...anyone else feel this way?

    In principle you are right. But I keep my webradio from Europe running all day. The only way to get something on the horn that is not cluttered with commercials ( I never watch or listen to anything with commercials). So, the screensaver undoubtedly comes on. It also gives my Norton IS 2009 a chance to do the scans during idle time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Hey, thats a nice one Thanks for that !

    You can also Run Screensaver as a wallpaper in Windows Vista .
    TESTED ON WINDOWS 7 RTM: Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise

    Doesn't work for Windows 7 RTM.

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