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This article contains information about the availability of a preview version of the Windows DreamScene component for Windows Vista Ultimate.
Windows DreamScene is a component that you can download to enhance the display background in Windows Vista Ultimate. A preview version of this component is available as an optional software update through the Windows Ultimate Extras section of Windows Update.
Windows DreamScene lets you select a video file instead of a static image as a desktop background in Windows Vista Ultimate.Windows DreamScene includes high-quality looping videos from which you can select. You can also use one of the following methods to configure a video for use as the desktop background in Windows Vista Ultimate:
You can obtain a video from another company that creates videos for use with Windows DreamScene.
You can create your own video for use with Windows DreamScene.
Note Windows DreamScene also provides new positioning options for stationary image backgrounds.
For mobile PC users, Windows DreamScene is designed to pause the video to help conserve battery power according to the power saving settings that are configured in Windows Vista Ultimate.
Windows DreamScene supports video files that are in one of the following formats:
Moving Picture Experts Group (.mpeg)
Note Windows DreamScene supports MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 video files. Windows DreamScene does not support MPEG 4 video files.
Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Additionally, to use a video as a display background in Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows DreamScene requires a graphics adapter that supports Windows Aero. For more information about Windows Aero, visit the following Microsoft Web site: