How do I make my motion backgrounds loop?

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Proclaim automatically loops your motion backgrounds so they don't become still images in the middle of a song or sermon.

But maybe you just want to play your background once. To toggle this option, choose your service item, then click the Loop video checkbox in the Edit Preview.



If you don't see this option and your motion backgrounds aren't looping, read ahead to the next section to learn more.


Don't see that option?

Video Item

If you don't see that option, you may have applied your motion background as a Video Item. When video media is applied to a Video Item or added to a presentation as a Video Item, the default behavior is Do Nothing. Video Items are intended to be used for video announcements, bumper videos, and other situations where the video is the main focus. If you want to change this behavior, Video Item gives three options: Automatically advance to the next slide, Loop continuously, and Do Nothing.



In Proclaim and earlier

If you're on an older version of Proclaim and want to your motion backgrounds to loop, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the media browser by clicking Media at the top of the screen.
  2. Locate the video file you are using as your motion background in your Group Upload under My Content.
  3. On the right side of the screen, check the Loop Video box, as shown below:



You can also set your video to loop when you first upload it. If you are uploading a motion background local only, you will have to set this option when you first upload.

Select the slide for which you want a motion background. Click the Background dropdown menu and select Import...



Select the background file that you want from your hard drive. When the video upload dialog box appears, check the Loop video box.


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