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Visuals on iTune are Ultra-Kewl!
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Jan 11, 2001, 01:01 AM
 
I'm really thoroughly amused by this tiny little feature of iTune. Hotel California was a real psychedelic experience with the Full Screen Visuals.
     
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Jan 11, 2001, 01:54 AM
 
ITS A PSYCHEDELIC FREAK OUT! yea, those are pretty trippy man...whoa. ne got ne crack lyin around??? heheh
     
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Jan 11, 2001, 12:27 PM
 
No, the iTunes Visuals are actually a stripped-down version of a popular visual plugin for SoundJam and other MP3 players, called G-Force. http://www.55ware.com/
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Jan 11, 2001, 02:15 PM
 
I've been using G-Force for a while, and I think it's the best visualization plugin available.. I really hope the author got some financial compensation from Apple for it. And I hope he continues to develop it for them, too. It's great, but it could be better.

What I would LOVE to see is visualization software that has different effects for different frequencies... or maybe even different /types/ of sounds. And past that, one that can recognize patterns in music so that it could better coordinate, then shift the scheme when the music shifts.
     
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Jan 11, 2001, 02:21 PM
 
I noticed the G force similarities but I like the accual G force better. It is much smoother.
     
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Jan 11, 2001, 08:57 PM
 
iTunes installs a Visual Plug-Ins folder so where can you get more plug ins and how would you switch between them? Would Plug-ins for SoundJam work without modification or might i just have to change type and creator codes?

Any clues people?

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Jan 11, 2001, 10:10 PM
 
Well you could probably change the creator code and possibly the type also. I just found the creator code for iTunes. the creator code is hook and APPL for the type. hopefully that helps
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Jan 12, 2001, 12:50 AM
 
I tried changing type and creator codes... no luck
Looks like theymight need to be specifically written for iTunes. Funny... the Help mentions other visual plug ins and how their options will show up after clicking the options button but doesn't say how to swithch between them.

I want more plug ins now! Instant gratification takes too long!
     
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Jan 12, 2001, 05:04 AM
 
um, APPL is the type code for applications
     
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Jan 12, 2001, 09:21 AM
 
Jordan, I believe you are wrong. I think APPL is only for Apple applications. Other apps have other type codes
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Jan 12, 2001, 05:06 PM
 
Excuse me..."APPL" is type code for all applications...

Each one has it's own unique creator code...

Just thot I'd mention that...
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