View Full Version : Why no Winamp quality visualizations for linux music players?

February 11th, 2006, 08:34 PM
"Goom" IMHO doesnt cut it. One thing I truly miss from my switch is visualizations for our music apps.
Especially with my Dell 2405FPW. :)

Why do you think this is lacking?

Lord Illidan
February 11th, 2006, 08:50 PM
Have you checked out the Infinite plugin for Amarok and XMMS? It is also available for Beep Media Player.

It is part of libvisual : http://localhost.nl/~synap/libvisual/

February 11th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Ahh.. Cool. So devs need intigrate this into their players? Cant be something installed seperately and used with any music app? Do these go fullscreen? I gonna try with Amarok now. Where can I get the Infinite plug-in for Amarok?

February 11th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Cant find a amarok-libvisual DEB. Just a RPM.

Lord Illidan
February 11th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Just install package xmms-infinity from synaptic.

It will be added to amarok, since amarok uses xmms vis

February 11th, 2006, 09:33 PM
I got it, thanx. Doesnt seem to be a GL vis. Hardware accellerated and all. Seems to be all CPU.

Is libvisual slated to work with your GFX card in the future? I cant find any info on that.

This looks to be a great project. I hope it takes off more.

February 11th, 2006, 10:43 PM
Try out ProjectM (http://d072.apm.etc.tu-bs.de/~jluebbe/debian/unstable/). Install with:

sudo dpkg -i projectm-common_0.97.5-1_all.deb projectm-vis_0.97.5-1_i386.deb projectm-xmms_0.97.5-1_i386.deb

March 19th, 2006, 12:54 AM
So how do you get Infinity to work with Beep Media Player? Just wondering because you said it could be done