Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


What is the best way to create a custom Screensaver?

  1. #1


    Seattle, WA
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    What is the best way to create a custom Screensaver?


    I want to make a screensaver out of a video file I've edited on my PC.

    What is the best way to do this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Microsoft Video Screensaver

    This is probably the easiest and comes directly from MS. You can point it to your video folder and it will play them automatically.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Seattle, WA
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Microsoft Video Screensaver

    This is probably the easiest and comes directly from MS. You can point it to your video folder and it will play them automatically.
    I don't think this program works with Windows 8. I keep getting this error.

    Any idea why?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    My bad sorry, it seems this software doesn't support win 8. I found a link on these forums that might interest you, I haven't tested it though : Running a video as screensaver in Windows7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Seattle, WA
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    My bad sorry, it seems this software doesn't support win 8. I found a link on these forums that might interest you, I haven't tested it though : Running a video as screensaver in Windows7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    oneeyed, this is brilliant. Thank you so much, this works perfectly!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

What is the best way to create a custom Screensaver?
Related Threads
How to Create a Custom Recovery Image to Use to Refresh Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to create and register a custom recovery image to use instead of default when you refresh your Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.1 RT PC. You must be logged in as an...
I would like to create a custom recovery partition for windows 8.1 that I can use to refresh the pc. I would like to include the drivers that are required. I am unable to locate a tutorial that can help me do this. Anyone know how I can do this?
create custom global groups in User Accounts and Family Safety
How do I create my own global groups (like Administrators & Guests) without a domain (OS Win 8 Pro) Thank you
Hello, Am using recimg to create custom image on freshly upgraded win 8.1 install. It fails almost immediately with this message appearing in a pop up: "The procedure entry point ??0BufferedStream@UnBCL@@QEAA@PEAVStream@1@K@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library...
Video Screensaver in Customization
Afternoon all, Given I found the Seven Forums so useful with my W7 Ultimate I thought I'd make this my first port of call before upgrading. I'm wondering if Windows 8 does native video screensavers (not desktop backgrounds/Dreamscene (Vista users may remember))? I can't find anything about it...
Solved Screensaver on 8? in General Support
I can't find a setting for this. Did Microsoft get rid of screensavers?
Create custom sound events? in Customization
Well gang, I have questions. With Windows 8, it is basically the end of the startup sound. Technically, it can be enabled, but there isn't a new one. It is also the end of the shutdown sound, as well as sign in/out sounds. That kind of sucks. I like the new sound scheme, but I'd like to...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook