ADD SOME VI­SU­AL­IZA­TIONS

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Fi­nally, you can spruce up the in­ter­face with a vi­su­al­iza­tion pane at the bot­tom of the win­dow. Foo­bar2000 al­ready has some built-in op­tions like a spec­tro­gram or peak me­ter, but these can be found a lit­tle want­ing as they're more con­cerned with dis­play­ing tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion graph­i­cally than any­thing else.

An al­ter­na­tive is Sh­peck, which lets you run the ar­ray of Wi­namp vi­su­al­iza­tion plug-ins with­out need­ing to in­stall Wi­namp it­self. We'll use a plug-in called MilkDrop as an ex­am­ple, but you're free to use what­ever catches your eye.

Af­ter set­ting the bot­tom pane to run Sh­peck, nav­i­gate to the Pref­er­ences win­dow and look un­der Vi­su­al­i­sa­tions for the Sh­peck set­tings. All that's left is to spec­ify a Wi­namp di­rec­tory from which it will grab the plug-ins – this folder can be lo­cated any­where, although it's prob­a­bly sim­pler to put it in your Foo­bar2000 folder – and then select MilkDrop to en­able it.

APRIL 2016

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