Background video loops stop looping after a while

I use a number of video backgrounds that are just short loops - such as people in an office working behind me. I notice that after some period of time, not sure how long, they stop looping. My computer is not going into sleep mode, it is always on. Restarting Manycam resolves this. Any ideas? Thanks.

Hey @simonmason

Are you on Mac or PC? Could you please post a video illustrating the issue?

Hi, sorry about the delay on this. Lost track of it.

I can’t really post a video as it doesn’t happen in front of my eyes.

I have selected a small video as my background. For example a video of people in an office. Then I layer my webcam on top of this. This particular video is 1:26 minutes.

The video runs in a loop fine - for hours. Then inexplicably the video stops playing - perhaps there is a limit in the application of how many times a video will repeat?

Then the only way to get the video to restart is to restart the application. Right now I have 4 presets with video backgrounds. Three have stopped, one is still playing.

Does that help?

A follow-on question to this @Mikhail. Does many cam loop videos when they are used in a virtual background or just play them through once?

Based on the limited testing that I have done, it seems like it starts playing all videos when you load the application. Then when it reaches the end of the videos it stops and does not loop them. Therefore you have to reload many cam to restart a video and it only runs for as long as the video.

The desired behavior is that it loops the videos, otherwise I have to create looped videos that run for hours to avoid having to restart many cam. This is probably not ideal as it means that the videos can get quite large, vs. being able to create a short video and have the software loop it.


Bump on this one. It does appear that Manycam loops videos in background but they do seem to stop after a while?