DreamScene Error

Multiple downloads meet with same error

Sunday, May 18, 2008 by SilentHysteria | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I am receiving this error quite frequently with some of the .dreams I am downloading.

Can anyone help me figure out why?

My first thought is that I am in Iraq and for some reason the download is corrupting. But if that was the case wouldn't all my downloads corrupt? Not just certain ones at random?
Reply #1 Sunday, May 18, 2008 8:21 AM
What version of Windows Vista are you using and what are some of the Dreams that are giving you trouble?
Most Dreams are created from mpeg2 video files and need a codec to decode them.
Windows Ultimate and Home Premium come with this support built in, the others do not.

If this is the case, you can download a free codec from here.

VirtualDub is a small video editing program that will install mpeg2 support.

Reply #2 Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:47 AM
Hey thanks for the response CarGuy1. I am using Windows Vista Ultimate.

These are the dreams I am having trouble with.
PurpleThunderStorm w/Sound

Not sure of the Authors. I just know that once I download them and try to activate them I just get a blue screen and that error message pops up.

Reply #3 Tuesday, May 20, 2008 7:19 PM
With Ultimate you should be ok for the built in mpeg2 codec. Not sure about all of those dreams but these 3 are mpeg2.

You may still have a codec issue though as you could have one conflicting. To rule that out follow the steps in the MPEG-2 Video Codec section of the DeskScapes Troubleshooting Tips.

Reply #4 Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:00 AM
Will do. Thanks!!!!

Please login to comment and/or vote for this skin.

Welcome Guest! Please take the time to register with us.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the forums and downloading skins.
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of many, many areas of interest.
  • Access to contests & subscription offers like exclusive emails.
  • It's simple, and FREE!