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I've been wondering for a while, and been doing a lot of research on the subject: how does the main menu in minecraft play a "video". As far as i can tell, it's not a .gif, it appears to be a movie. What is it that minecraft does that allows the moving background in the menu? Sorry for the lack of depth... but that's the question! Thanks in advance!

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closed as off-topic by Josh Jun 16 '14 at 3:20

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This question appears to be off-topic because it concerns trivia about how a particular game implemented a particular effect. \$\endgroup\$ – Josh Jun 16 '14 at 3:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why do you want to know? Are you trying to replicate the effect? If so, it doesn't matter how Minecraft did it. \$\endgroup\$ – Josh Jun 16 '14 at 3:20
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It's just a few chunks of a specifically seeded world viewed through a camera with a blur effect added that is slowly moving. I believe there is a way to change it though that would be another question.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ well, i know what the video is of, but i'm asking WHAT the video is, is it an MP3, gif, etc. and how is it being played? cause if it's an mp3/4, how would that run cause i've been trying to figure that out for ever \$\endgroup\$ – PulsePanda Jun 16 '14 at 3:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ It likely not pre-rendered (it's not a "video" at all). It's just the game displaying a world the same way the game displays the world when you are playing, except with a runtime filter applied. \$\endgroup\$ – Josh Jun 16 '14 at 3:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Indeed it is not a video just change your texture pack and you will see the background in the main menu changes to the texture pack. \$\endgroup\$ – That Homeless Guy Jun 19 '14 at 1:21

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