How am i able to set a GIF or animated photo / video as my screensaver

TheAllGuy 26 Reputation points
2021-07-04T10:49:36.467+00:00

I have tried setting a 1440p GIF as my screensaver, it is just set as a still image. Is there any way I am able to get this to work or is there any software that could get this to work?

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  1. JiayaoZhu 3,911 Reputation points
    2021-07-08T02:58:29.707+00:00

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply!

    If you have MP4 version at present and have to use some third-party tools (after my research, Microsoft has officially reclaimed that they do not support flash, so I think you can only use some file converters to try to create your customized screensaver.), why don't you just apply some third-party tools to convert MP4 directly to scr.? After my research, you can use iScreensaver to transform your file versions, as I know, they offer a version that can be downloaded for Windows 10 users. You can just take a glance and have a try:
    https://iscreensaver.com/

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    Thanks for your support! I hope to hear your good news soon. And If you can solve your issue, would you please help me Accept Answer. An accepted blog can be put on top of our forum, so that people who have a similar issue can get access to their solution more quickly. I would really appreciate it if you could support my work.

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  1. Castorix31 81,636 Reputation points
    2021-07-04T11:26:02.723+00:00

    What are you talking about ?
    A ScreenSaver is a .scr file, like Bubbles.scr or others, which can contain any code with any animation (Handling Screen Savers)

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  2. TheAllGuy 26 Reputation points
    2021-07-04T14:23:31.367+00:00

    I meant in the Screen Saver Settings, I select Photos and then the file. I was wondering if a GIF works for it or if there's a way I could have an animated picture on there

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  3. JiayaoZhu 3,911 Reputation points
    2021-07-05T06:11:58.507+00:00

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting on our forum!

    As far as I know, you do need some third-party tool to transform your gif to Live Photo, such as GIPHY. You can visit this website to see how to display a gif as screen saver of your computer:
    https://giphy.com/screensavers

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Thanks for your support! Besides, would you please help me Accept Answer. An accepted blog can be put on top of our forum, so that people who have a similar issue can get access to their solution more quickly. I would really appreciate it if you could support my work.

    BR,
    Joan


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  4. TheAllGuy 26 Reputation points
    2021-07-06T11:02:43.983+00:00

    That Screensaver part of GIPHY doesn't work for me, I think it only works on MAC. Do you possibly know another way I could get an animated screensaver or GIF to work as that. Or maybe and type of Software?