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

21 Jan 2013   #1

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

Hello,

As part of all the (little) annoyance/incompatibility that comes with x64 windows, there's this one : the great app "Album Art Screensaver" that act just like the iTunes screensaver on Mac, doesn't work on Windows 7 x64...

It install fine, when you go in screensaver settins it appear, you can configure it BUT windows doesn't "remember it" still showing NO SCREEN SAVER on the display setting page...

So this is clearly cause the file wasn't supposed to be in the SysWOW64 folder, and i think (maybe i'm wrong) that it's not hard to fix that, if you have little knowledge...

So just let me know, if you know about that, of if you got some alternatives... Thanks in advance!




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21 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you right click a blank area of your desktop and select personalize, click the screen saver tab and see if it can be selected from there.
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21 Jan 2013   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did it install in the SysWOW64 folder?
It should've installed in C:\Program Files (x86) I just downloaded it and installed it on a 64-bit system in VMware and it installed just fine and works just fine.

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21 Jan 2013   #4

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

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It install fine, when you go in screensaver settins it appear, you can configure it BUT windows doesn't "remember it" still showing NO SCREEN SAVER on the display setting page...
You both didn't (fully) read my message... The app was of course installed in the x86 program files BUT the screen saver file is in SysWOW64 which is normal. Bongo, after you selected it and pressed ok, check the display setting windows at bottom right, screen saver shows NONE and wait 1minute : NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.
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21 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Built-in Slideshow?

You could do this:
  • Duplicate your album art
  • Store it in a single folder
  • Use the built-in Windows 7 "Photo" slideshow
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21 Jan 2013   #6

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Seriously..? I mean, do you realise you're telling me to display tiny album art one by one as screen saver instead of the super iTunes typed screensaver (which i guess you've never seen)? Well sorry but NO i will certainly never do that even under torture I'm searching for ways to make the mentionned app works on x64, since there are no alternatives so far. I've got some idea but "take ownership" didn't work here so i can't try for now... Thanks for the help though. It just made me realise how poor the Windows 7 slideshow is!
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22 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
You asked ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goja View Post
Seriously..? I mean, do you realise you're telling me to display tiny album art one by one as screen saver instead of the super iTunes typed screensaver (which i guess you've never seen)? Well sorry but NO i will certainly never do that even under torture I'm searching for ways to make the mentionned app works on x64, since there are no alternatives so far. I've got some idea but "take ownership" didn't work here so i can't try for now... Thanks for the help though. It just made me realise how poor the Windows 7 slideshow is!
You are correct, I do not have iTunes.

Why would I need it?
I've seen multiple posts on SevenForums about iTunes breaking Windows.

You asked for alternatives:
"Album Art Screensaver on x64 system, fix it? Or any alternatives?"

Sorry, but it's not my fault that you have tiny album art.
Most of mine is 700px x 700px or 1400px x 1400px.
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22 Jan 2013   #8

Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

I agree that iTunes is crap (on Windows especially) but the iTunes screensaver, what i'm talking about, on Mac, is a great thing, and this app did the same thing WITHOUT iTunes

Tiny or not it's not comparable, please check on youtube "Itunes screensaver" you'll see why i felt kind of irritated by your suggestion, this is A.R.T ...
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22 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Aha

OK, so it's not actually a screensaver, it's a media player.

The closest built-in Windows feature is in WMC.
When you access the Music section, you can click on "Play Pictures" and WMC plays a zooming mosaic picture slideshow.
It continues if you leave it in the Music section (you don't have to be playing music).
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When it zooms in, the centred picture regains its colour.
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I don't use WMC myself.
I don't like:
  • How many services it starts
  • Its messy GUI
Looks like you are SOOL, until you can fix the problem with that iTunes "screensaver".


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22 Jan 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goja View Post
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It install fine, when you go in screensaver settins it appear, you can configure it BUT windows doesn't "remember it" still showing NO SCREEN SAVER on the display setting page...
You both didn't (fully) read my message... The app was of course installed in the x86 program files BUT the screen saver file is in SysWOW64 which is normal. Bongo, after you selected it and pressed ok, check the display setting windows at bottom right, screen saver shows NONE and wait 1minute : NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.
I will have you know I did read everything you wrote. We are all volunteering here trying to help others there is no reason to get upset.

Post some screenshots of how you are trying to set it up.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Like I said above it works for me I have it set on 1 min.

Jerry
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