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michijo 10-21-2013 03:10 PM

What Music Player has Good Visualizations
 
Which music player has the best visualisations for Slackware? Its not for me, but to keep my cat entertained while I am out.

solarfields 10-21-2013 03:13 PM

your cat watches the screen?

michijo 10-21-2013 03:15 PM

yes. if I am watching a movie, the cat watches it sometimes.

Alien Bob 10-21-2013 03:26 PM

Try the ProjectM visualization plugin in my VLC package, it will totally psyche out your cat.

Eric

marrowsuck 10-21-2013 03:34 PM

Any music player with projectM plugin. Clementine works for me. But there should be plugins for adacious and xmms as well.
http://projectm.sourceforge.net/shots.html

edit: Oh, I forgot the vlc package of the gentleman above me :-).

solarfields 10-21-2013 03:42 PM

michijo,

you can try alternatively the Electricsheep screensaver, then you will have a cat on psychedelics ;)

michijo 10-21-2013 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 5049861)
Try the ProjectM visualization plugin in my VLC package, it will totally psyche out your cat.

Eric

thanks for that. it works good!

TracyTiger 10-21-2013 04:55 PM

Quote:

you can try alternatively the Electricsheep screensaver
I'm running XFCE on Slack64 14 and it appeared that Electricsheep was "phoning home" so I disabled it months ago.

Is it true that this screensaver communicates with its server during operation? If so, then I'm mentioning this as a public service announcement for those that may not know. If not, then I stand corrected.

solarfields 10-21-2013 05:05 PM

Quote:

Is it true that this screensaver communicates with its server during operation?
From it's website:

Quote:

Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC, Mac, Android, or iPad. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep".
That's the beauty of it. :)

TracyTiger 10-21-2013 05:09 PM

Memory Problems?
 
... as the old memory cells become more active ....

It may be that I didn't like the extra processes being created by Electricsheep and not any external communications issues.

Sorry about my fuzzy memory. Perhaps someone knowledgeable can respond regarding the characteristics of this screensaver.

EDIT: Thanks solarfields for the response above.

solarfields 10-21-2013 05:12 PM

The animations constantly evolve. Hence the communication between computers.

Alien Bob 10-21-2013 05:20 PM

Every "sheep" of the Electric Sheep screensaver is a mpg video. These videos are downloaded from the master server (the "phoning home").
When it runs, the screensaver computes individual frames (the algorithm is that of a fractal flame) of a new "sheep" and uploads finished frames to the master server. Frames are joined there into a new mpg movie and made available for download.

Eric

michijo 10-21-2013 05:39 PM

I have never had that sheep screensaver work right....ever.

dugan 10-21-2013 11:13 PM

PLEASE do tests to see which visualization your cat likes best, videotape the tests, and put them on Youtube.

Mark Pettit 10-22-2013 03:09 AM

I thought dogs (and cats) saw only in black and white. Surely that would affect the visualisation required. And what type of music does your cat prefer ?


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