This is a nice little tweak that will make looking at the menu screen a bit more interesting. The video that plays on a loop behind the menu screen is BORING. You can make a much more interesting video to look at simply by copying a new file to a folder.

The path to the folder is :

\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\Products\elite-dangerous-64\Movies

Filename

The filename you want to backup and replace with the same name is :

FrontEnd1.webm

Backup this file – CTRL+CLICK n DRAG

 

Encoding

You must encode your video clip with these settings :

  • It has to be in WebM (VP8 codec) format.
  • It should have the same format as the standard clip (1920×1080). 720p also works.
  • It will loop. Just remember that when choosing a video.

 

Webm Plug-In

I use Adobe Premiere with the WebM plug-in which is free to download :

http://www.fnordware.com/WebM/

 

Online Conversion

If you have a video file on your PC or a link to a video, just enter it on this website and it’ll convert it for you.

http://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-webm

Download the result and save it under the name and in the path mentioned above.