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Windows 7: Album Art Screensaver on x64 system, fix it? Or any alternatives?

22 Jan 2013   #11
goja

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

You tested it on x64 system as virtual so... Do you press preview button? If so it's normal it works but If you wait the delay you set for screensaver to come it wouldn't. Ok I will make screenshots. I use x64 ultimate sp1. And the version of the app is last one I guess.


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23 Jan 2013   #12
goja

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Ok i've tried on a virtual Windows 7 : first it didn't work. Then i found another exe of the app, didn't know i had two... First one (the one on the website 1.0.1b13) is the one not worked. The other one 1.0.17 (dunno where i got that..) works.. On the virtual only!

I installed it on my local machine, it doesn't work... Makes me sick! I tested on a test account also (one that's empty, often problem on an account doesn't happen on new one..) i noticed one things : when you go in settings, in the "about" section, there's a year : It shows 2011 on the virtual system (weird as app's much older) and shows 2007 on local. Looks like a conflict, but what..?
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23 Jan 2013   #13
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Well I installed it on my local machine I can confirm that you are right it does not work on local machine at least 64-bit I don't have a 32-bit computer, for some reason it breaks the screensaver when in personalization window it keep showing the red circle with a slash through it showing its disabled. I would've thought if it worked in the virtual machine it will work on it anywhere.

One thing I did do I went to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Album Art Screensaver.scr right click on it then Send to> Desktop (create shortcut) and I was able to start it manually from that shortcut, I know it's not perfect but it does work that way.

Jerry
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23 Jan 2013   #14
goja

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Yeah, i'm posting from my older install (cleaner..) on another partition and it refuse working here too...

Thanks for the tip and for helping, i'm still hoping someone with dev knowledge would try to have a look in it...

If that's possible! I guess it is? If not just have to find an app that starts what you want after 00xx inactivity.

I did some search on google and found some apps, but 1/ not free 2/ doesn't even work? It's called System Screensaver.
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23 Jan 2013   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ive no idea if this would work on win 7 but you could have a play to get the shortcut jerry tipped you to start when system idle

App's Apps - IdleStart

or search for similar apps.
maybe task scheduler could be made to work it after xx time idle
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23 Jan 2013   #16
goja

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Thanks, just after i posted previous post, i searched and found that app Also found Startich but less good...

Both miss an option to lock computer after launched app/sceensaver quit! Tried windows scheduler, it starts the screen saver... Windowed
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25 Jan 2013   #17
goja

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Ok just noticied a problem... While you watch a movie It'll start still...
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25 Jan 2013   #18
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

unlucky.
not sure of any alternatives.
perhaps one of these would help, wouldnt be the same but you may have fun trying

Free Screensaver Creation Software Downloads and Program Reviews - Fileforum

i would try and contact the developer of album art screensaver and see if it can be fixed for x64
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25 Jan 2013   #19
goja

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

I of course did contact him before posting... He's but using Windows anymore (went on the dark side!) So he won't won't find time for that.
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