Well. One question at a time
1) I tried to attach the skin but it does not fit the 122KB limits... so, let's try something different. here is the ini file: I'll send the images as zipped files in separate posts... All you have to do is save all the three files in the same sub-directory under skins directory.
2) You asked if is there a way to influence the speed. --> YES. I forgot to mention that you can use the Update parameter in the Rainlendar section to do so... The value for this parameter is informed in milliseconds.
3) "will this loop?" --> YES. I didn't try to figure out "why", but yes it does loop...
If I can help more, please let me know...