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Dreamscene crashes Vista

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Bill Anderson

#1
I'm running 32-bit Vista Ultimate as one OS on a multi-boot system.
Today I loaded drivers that enable me to capture High-Def video via
firewire from my cable set top box. I can play the resulting files in
any of several video players installed on my system and they look great
.... but only if I've paused Dreamscene.

If I leave Dreamscene running when I open a video file the computer
freezes and I have to use the reset button to get going again.

Previously I had noticed that any time I'd start a video -- a DVD for
example -- Dreamscene would pause automatically and motion would return
when I closed whatever video player was running -- Windows Media
Player, for example.

But today Dreamscene continues running when a video starts and then, as
I said, the computer freezes. I find it interesting that when I
restart, Dreamscene is disabled and I have a black desktop until I
"personalize." In other words, Dreamscene has shut itself down
completely, but only after it's too late.

I like Dreamscene. It's pretty, it usually runs flawlessly, it's
something different, it makes me happy. Well, usually.

Sure, I can try to remember always to pause Dreamscene before opening a
video file. But that's not much of a solution. Does anybody know how
to ensure Dreamscene shuts itself down when other video is running? Or
is there some other solution to this little problem?

My video card drivers are just one generation behind the current release.

Motherboard
ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX

ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA
775 Processor

MemoryCrucial 4GB (1GBx4), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500

Video Card
SAPPHIRE 100210L Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16

Video Capture
VisionTek TV Wonder ATI HD 650 PCI Express

Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling ULTRA-QUIET PSU: SILENCER® 610 EPS12V

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Bill Anderson

I am the Mighty Favog
 

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Robert Martin

#2
I have older but similar Video setup.
ATI X800
2 ATI 550 Tuner Cards
Everything works great as long as
I disable Dream Scene and all screen savers.
I just have the monitors power down.

But that's me.

Robert




"Bill Anderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I'm running 32-bit Vista Ultimate as one OS on a multi-boot system. Today
> I loaded drivers that enable me to capture High-Def video via firewire
> from my cable set top box. I can play the resulting files in any of
> several video players installed on my system and they look great ... but
> only if I've paused Dreamscene.
>
> If I leave Dreamscene running when I open a video file the computer
> freezes and I have to use the reset button to get going again.
>
> Previously I had noticed that any time I'd start a video -- a DVD for
> example -- Dreamscene would pause automatically and motion would return
> when I closed whatever video player was running -- Windows Media Player,
> for example.
>
> But today Dreamscene continues running when a video starts and then, as I
> said, the computer freezes. I find it interesting that when I restart,
> Dreamscene is disabled and I have a black desktop until I "personalize."
> In other words, Dreamscene has shut itself down completely, but only after
> it's too late.
>
> I like Dreamscene. It's pretty, it usually runs flawlessly, it's
> something different, it makes me happy. Well, usually.
>
> Sure, I can try to remember always to pause Dreamscene before opening a
> video file. But that's not much of a solution. Does anybody know how to
> ensure Dreamscene shuts itself down when other video is running? Or is
> there some other solution to this little problem?
>
> My video card drivers are just one generation behind the current release.
>
> Motherboard
> ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
>
> ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA
> 775 Processor
>
> MemoryCrucial 4GB (1GBx4), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500
>
> Video Card
> SAPPHIRE 100210L Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16
>
> Video Capture
> VisionTek TV Wonder ATI HD 650 PCI Express
>
> Power Supply
> PC Power and Cooling ULTRA-QUIET PSU: SILENCER® 610 EPS12V
>
> --
> Bill Anderson
>
> I am the Mighty Favog
 

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