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Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:29:33 AM

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Does anyone know of a way to capture a screensaver (.scr file) or
directly from the desktop. I have a real good fish tank screensaver
and would like to burn it as a DVD and put it on my TV.

I have looked for the screensavers for TV's but haven't found any good
ones yet.

Thanks,
John
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:25:36 PM

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To run it continuously on your TV you need to 'loop' the video. For that
you need a DVD authoring progam.
Fred

"UP and Adam" <Homer@moes.com> wrote in message
news:51alp09tm7o2hotheobpa9q4du967rb8ks@4ax.com...
> Does anyone know of a way to capture a screensaver (.scr file) or
> directly from the desktop. I have a real good fish tank screensaver
> and would like to burn it as a DVD and put it on my TV.
>
> I have looked for the screensavers for TV's but haven't found any good
> ones yet.
>
> Thanks,
> John
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:59:07 PM

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In article <kjImd.29438$7i4.29020@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
imanndelete@worldnet.att.net says...
> Subject: Re: Video capture screensavers
> From: "Ingeborg" <imanndelete@worldnet.att.net>
> Newsgroups: rec.video.desktop
>
> To run it continuously on your TV you need to 'loop' the video. For that
> you need a DVD authoring progam.
> Fred
>
> "UP and Adam" <Homer@moes.com> wrote in message
> news:51alp09tm7o2hotheobpa9q4du967rb8ks@4ax.com...
> > Does anyone know of a way to capture a screensaver (.scr file) or
> > directly from the desktop. I have a real good fish tank screensaver
> > and would like to burn it as a DVD and put it on my TV.
> >
> > I have looked for the screensavers for TV's but haven't found any good
> > ones yet.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
>
>

Before you get that far the only way I can think of to capture that is
with a capture card and a loop between it and the video card. Or if you
only have a video out card, just hook it to the TV directly. You can
probably find stock footage of a real fish tank to use also.
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Anonymous
November 18, 2004 5:38:18 AM

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At first the TV out sounded like a winner, and I do have plenty of DVD
authoring programs including Roxio,Adobe premiere, Ulead and Nero just
to name a few that I have tried. My video card is my capture card and
tv out.

My problem is how to tell the software to record the desktop. All the
programs want an .avi, mpg, etc to copy or export. I have tried
several screensaver programs but they all save files as a slide show
type ss.

I am looking at my tv manual as it appears that I may have an input
for my computer. I could then just turn it on the tv and record it on
a dvd, maybe?

John


On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:29:33 GMT, UP and Adam <Homer@moes.com> wrote:

>Does anyone know of a way to capture a screensaver (.scr file) or
>directly from the desktop. I have a real good fish tank screensaver
>and would like to burn it as a DVD and put it on my TV.
>
>I have looked for the screensavers for TV's but haven't found any good
>ones yet.
>
>Thanks,
>John
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 4:31:04 PM

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On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 02:38:18 GMT, UP and Adam <Homer@moes.com> wrote:

>At first the TV out sounded like a winner, and I do have plenty of DVD
>authoring programs including Roxio,Adobe premiere, Ulead and Nero just
>to name a few that I have tried. My video card is my capture card and
>tv out.
>
>My problem is how to tell the software to record the desktop. All the
>programs want an .avi, mpg, etc to copy or export. I have tried
>several screensaver programs but they all save files as a slide show
>type ss.
>
>I am looking at my tv manual as it appears that I may have an input
>for my computer. I could then just turn it on the tv and record it on
>a dvd, maybe?
>

If you have a DVD recorder at home, yes. But most don't.

Lets assume you have a TV out on the video card of your PC (SVHS),
plug in your DV camera and record the screensaver onto DV tape. (Or
play Microsoft Flight Sim 2004 and capture some amazing maneuvers....
whatever you prefer to watch...)

Now transfer the DV recording onto your PC, convert to MPEG2 and
author it as a DVD.

--
Owamanga!
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 4:07:05 AM

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On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:29:33 GMT, UP and Adam <Homer@moes.com> wrote:

>Does anyone know of a way to capture a screensaver (.scr file) or
>directly from the desktop. I have a real good fish tank screensaver
>and would like to burn it as a DVD and put it on my TV.
>
>I have looked for the screensavers for TV's but haven't found any good
>ones yet.
>
>Thanks,
>John


From what you are saying the video out records what ever is on the
desktop such as Flight Sim or in my case the screensaver and if so
then I should be able to feed it into my DVD recorder from the tv. I
will try this over the weekend and let you know if it works.

Thanks,
John
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 4:07:06 AM

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Use a screen recorder like Camtasia to capture the video
!