Question Windows 7 goes to sleep during video playback

marjanbazalac

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Hey guys. I have a weird issue. When I use VLC player and MPC-BE player. After a while, I think 30-40 minutes, if I don't touch my mouse or keyboard, my HTPC goes to sleep. I don't have this issue with MPC-HC player, so I don't think that the issue lays in my Windows setup. If I remember it correctly, from the Event Viewer, the last event before the screen blanks appears to be "The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout." . Any ideas?

EDIT: forgot to mention...I play videos over my local network server. I don't know if that has to do with anything.
 

marjanbazalac

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I know that's a solution, but the sleep function is really useful to me. I really don't understand why the PC doesn't detect the video playing when using those two players?!
 

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