Deskscapes pausing on its own

By on April 8, 2012 11:07:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

gevansmd

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Regardless of which animated wallpaper I load, it runs for about 5 seconds and stops.  If I right-click the desktop, select pause and then resume, it starts again but pauses after the same 5 seconds.  Here';s the dump from the configuration program.  Nothing has changed on my system in the last couple of days since this began happening.

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.7
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.9

DeskScapes appears to be activated on this PC
DeskScapes engine appears to be running
(SyncMaster 245B/245BW/245BPlus(Digital)) 1 is attached to ATI Radeon HD 5570

Deskscape.dll 2011/11/01 15:10:18
Deskscapes.dll 2010/09/27 11:06:03
DreamControl32.dll 2009/11/09 17:10:17
DeskscapesConfig.exe 2011/11/01 15:10:45
UI\Deskscape.dll 2011/10/26 13:13:21
UI\DeskscapesVideo.dll 2009/10/24 13:04:54
DreamTasks.exe 2010/09/24 14:01:26
DeskscapesVideo.dll 2010/01/19 18:02:22

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April 10, 2012 10:49:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

More info:  the dreams also pause in the configuration program, not just when they're applied to the desktop.  Also, the time it takes to pause varies.  Seems it plays the animation one time but refuses to loop.

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April 10, 2012 11:30:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What other applications do you have running?

It sounds like something is sending messages which are confusing DeskScapes somehow.

Is this on a laptop?

If the issue is just for videos and they are not looping again then it may be your mpeg decoders have been changed to buggy ones.  Have you installed any codec packs?

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April 10, 2012 12:47:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hmmm, I did install some codec packs a while back when WMP didn't play some downloaded videos.  Maybe it's the mpeg encoded dreams that are pausing.  Is there a way to uninstall the codecs?  I'll look for new ones and post the results.

 

Good find!  It does seem to be the mpeg encoded dreams.

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April 10, 2012 1:36:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Problem is solved!  Thank you.  I uninstalled all my old codecs and installed a new comprehensive code pack.  I guess I was running a no-mpeg dream at the time I installed codecs recently and didn't realize it had been broken,

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April 10, 2012 5:40:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok, now the configuration program crashes when previewing mpeg dreams.  

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