After the last update I'm getting this message on many of my older Dreams. I am on Windows 7 x64. They have always worked fine before. Can anybody help? Thanks.
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Basj,Stardock Community Assistant
Sorry to hear you are having issues.
Do a couple things .
1 - Update your Codes , I use https://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
2 - Change your setting in Deskscapes 10 as shown below
in Performance there are 2 Direct Show settings try both it needed .
in Advance tab change to Max.
Reboot and test and report back if that now works for you ,
AzDudeStardock Community Assistant
Sorry. No go. I don't know what could have changed this. Getting the same message.
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Double Checking here ..
What versions are you running
Windows full version ( type in run .. winver,exe ) ?
Now none of my dreams change.
Would you Please do this PURGE: https://forums.stardock.com/485954/deskscapes-support-faq#reinstalling
Reboot and Re install the latest version from your account https://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products/
then change the settings as I showed above using Direct Show VMR-9
and you did update to the latest Codec Pk.?
Reboot , test and report back please.
Sorry. "Loading background preview" now doesn't load. I am now getting either a white or black "wallpaper" and no Dreams will change. I have done all according to your instructions. Thanks.
By the way, choosing a still wallpaper works fine. Nothing animated works though. MPEG Videos are working.
How many Monitors ?
One monitor. 1920x1080. 100%.
We will need to know if this works.
Would you Please try a Clean Boot: https://forums.stardock.com/485954/deskscapes-support-faq#cleanboot
Only the MPEG Videos work. Something about the batch file name was invalid.
I have forwarded your report to the Stardock support team for their review and recommendations.
Please keep an eye on this thread for any updates.
We really do appreciate your feedback, thanks.
When applied manually in DS or when using 'Random backgrounds"
From within DS or Windows itself?
What does 'animated' mean to you - what, if not the (MPEG) videos, do you mean?
Can you be more specific? What do you get if you run it again?
Could you upload a video of what is happening to a cloud drive (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox) and posed a share link here?
Sean DrohanStardock Support Manager
Manually. I do not use "random".
Dreams do not work except for MPEG.
On another subject, do you have plans to upgrade to Windows 10 in the near future?
I have done all of these steps. It used to be a Windows Update problem where you could delete the update that was causing the problem. I have purchased most of the Master Dreams available. Let me guess: No refunds.
It is going to remain difficult to assist if we cant get the information we have asked for.
Scroll up. I just told you I have done all of the steps.
Please see my asks in reply #16.
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