I’m having trouble getting any video to play smoothly as a screensaver. I’ve tried many different resolutions, bit rates and frame rates in SWF and H264 formats. Both the SWFs and H264s will play smoothly if I view them in Chrome. Are videos just always slightly stuttery when used as a screensaver? Is it a CPU priority issue? My client requires an SWF but I tried the H264 just to test out a more modern codec. Thanks for any advice!
I’m on a quad core i7 using the latest Quicktime and Flash.
First, while it’s generally true that the screensaver shouldn’t expect to have 100% of the computer’s CPU available, generally you can get decent looking video.
It’s not clear from your question exactly what you’ve tried : I’m assuming this is on Windows? What version? When you are trying H264 video, are you using QuickTime or Flash playback?
More details would help - also, if you have any sample files you’d like to share, email us and give us a way to download it and we’d be happy to give some advice.