Solved Question about the Windows Dreamscene color quality.

Sea Monster

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I've noticed the color quality of my dreamscene background is quite poor when being used as my wallpaper, however it looks fine in Windows Media Player. Is there anything I can do about this?


Example:

This is what it looks like in Windows Media Player.
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This is what it looks like on my desktop.
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Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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townsbg

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What is likely going on is that the video is being stretched to fit your screen. What you can try to do is to center the video. From the desktop background menu try selecting the icon shown below.

Center.jpg

Where did you get that video? Is it online so I can try it?
 

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Sea Monster

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Sadly, that wasn't the case. When I set a video as my desktop background, it appears a lot brighter and less vibrant than it does in Windows Meida Player, no matter how I have it positioned.

As for the video, I uploaded it here.
 

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    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core Processor
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    ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F
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    16 GB DDR4
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    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080

townsbg

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I don't see too much of a difference and since your screenshots are so small I can't tell the difference in what you are seeing. What I do know is that MP is not showing the video full size by default because of how large it is. Perhaps if you expanded it to full screen the video would look more like it should. This is a high def format and you only get good results in using high def if the media is designed for it otherwise it will look distorted; does that make sense? Did you make that yourself from pictures? Now I don't have much experience with dreamscene because once I noticed how intensive it was on my cpu I stopped using it. Now that I have a computer with a much better cpu I only run Vista as a virtual machine when I need it so I still don't use dreamscene. So for all I know dreamscene may not do as good a job with video as MP. Perhaps someone else here knows more about it but I don't have any other ideas.
 

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    8 gb
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    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
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    1 TB x2
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    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
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Sea Monster

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I apologize for the insanely late reply, however I have pretty much solved my problem by setting dynamic range to full under the video color settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel.

It makes the colors in dreamscene much more vibrant as they should be, rather than dull like before.
Full dynamic range enables all video applications to use the same color settings.
 

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  • Operating System
    Deepin 15.5
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    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core Processor
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    ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080

townsbg

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Thanks for sharing.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    CPU
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 25 AW2521HF
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 &1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-250f/
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt
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