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67. Bring Desktop To Life With DreamScene

DreamScene is part of Windows Vista Ultimate extras and makes your desktop more interesting and entertaining by allowing the user to incorporate video into the desktop background.

Not only is it possible to run DreamScene's own videos on the desktop, you can also run video's of your own choice too. Your own videos may not be as smooth as the DreamScene collection but they work all the same. The only stipulation is that you must be running Windows Vista Ultimate, have a graphics card that supports Aero, have DreamScene installed (available via Ultimate Extras) and the video file must be in either WMV or MPEG format.

To bring your desktop to life, proceed as follows:

1/ Right Click on your desktop.

2/ From the Menu that appears, Click Personalize.

3/ In the Personalize window, Click the Desktop background option.

4/ The Choose a desktop background window appears.

5/ From the Location drop down menu box, Select Windows DreamScene to display any DreamScene video content. Alternatively, if you want to use a video of your own, Click the Browse button and search for the video you want to use. You can also use Windows explorer to locate the video you want to use. Once you have found the video in Windows Explorer, Right click on it and select the Set as desktop background option.

6/Select the video you want to use from the DreamScene or alternative video folder list and then Click OK.

7/ Your video should now appear as your desktop background.