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Monstercat Visualizer for Rainmeter 1.5
An realtime audio visualizer for Rainmeter similar to the ones used in the Monstercat videos.
Supports all major media players, including full Spotify (thanks to .raptor for the Spotify plugin) and Google Play Music Desktop Player (thanks to tjhrulz for his plugin) support.

Minimum Requirements:


Windows 7 or higher.
Rainmeter 4.0 (r2746) or higher.

Features


- Live visualization of the audio output
- Customizable colors and fonts
- Genre-based colors (AIMP, CAD, iTunes, WMP and Winamp)
- Cover-based colors (All supported players)
- Support for all major media players
- Full Spotify support
- Full Google Play Music Desktop Player support
- Media controls & progress bar
- Settings skin for easier customization/configuration
- Hide skin when media player is not running

Download: adf.ly/1f56j9


Github: github.com/MarcoPixel/monsterc…



You need the newest version of Rainmeter Beta installed (4.0 (r2746) or newer)!


This skin is not supported on Windows XP and Vista!


Due to limitations of Rainmeter/the plugin used for the visualization the complete audio output of your system will be shown on the visualizer. For the best experience only play music. This is something I can’t fix.


Please report bugs and feature requests on Github, not in the comment section!



Changelog



1.5
  - Added Google Play Music Desktop Player support
  - Added option to automatically hide skin when no media player is running
  - Added dynamic font coloringAdded progress bar
  - Modified code to be more modular (allows for easier addition of new features)
  - Modified song informations to split up cover and song meta data (this makes it possible to move the cover independently and align the song information to the right)
  - Fixed issue with Dynamic Genre Color not working propertly
  - Fixed issue with scaling variables accepting unsanitized inputs which resulted in high CPU usage
  - Changed LICENCE from Creative Commons to MIT

  Many thanks to tjhrulz (github.com/tjhrulz/GPMDP-Plugi…) for helping me implementing his plugin to the visualizer!

1.4.1
  - Updated Spotify Plugin to 1.2.5.0 (this fixes a lot issues with Spotify)
  - Replaced static config name in the skins with an built-in variable (this allows easier use of multiple copies of the skin)
  - Fixed small typos and errors

1.4
  - Tweaked audio visualization
  - Dynamic cover colors, change color from album art
  - Changed Scale variable to two independent ones for Visualizer and Song Information
  - Readded spotify media controls
  - Fixed string clipping (text cutting off, overflowing size)
  - Huge performance improvements (from 5-10% to 0-2%)
  - Built-in settings skin

1.3.1
  - Added variable to flip the spectrum.
  - Fixed overflowing text by dynamically scaling the width of the text.

1.3
  - Added installer for easier set-up
  - Removed song information from visualizer skin and made it a own skin (better placement).
  - Updated to newest Spotify plugin for compability.

1.2.1
  - Simplyfied genre detection by replacing Substitute with IfMatch (much easier to modify and to detect genres)
  - Fixed background toggle.
  - Fixed that the cover would not hide on the normal skin, even with HideTrackInformations set to 2 (thanks to Mayooonaise)

1.2
  - Added Spotify support (thanks to .raptor for the Spotify plugin)
  - Genre-based colors (only supported on Rainmeter 3.3 and higher)
  - Optimized skin and code (much cleaner and better performing code)
  - Reduced file size by deleting Roboto font.
  - Improved text clipping.
  - Removed progress bar (too many bugs with the scaling option)

1.1
  - Added variable to scale the skin.
  - Added variables to disable/enable track informations and the progress bar.
  - Added media controls (alternative skin without media controls included).
  - Added a quick menu for easy access to the variables. (Right-Click on the skin -> "Open variables" to open)
  - Added an optional background for better visibility on brighter wallpapers. (Right-Click on the Visualizer -> "Toggle Background" to enable it)
  - Added dynamic text clipping to artist and title.
  - Added detailed informations to the variables file for easier installation/customization.
  - Changed fonts to Nexa Bold/Light (thanks to RekaVM on DeviantArt).
  - Tweaked the spectrum settings for an overall smoother look.
  - Reduced overall performance of the skin.

1.0
  - First release

Credits


Rainmeter Skin - MarcoPixel 
AudioLevel Plugin (visualizer) - dgrace from the Rainmeter Forums
Spotify Plugin - .raptor from the Rainmeter Forums
Google Play Music Desktop Player Plugin - tjhrulz
Nexa Font - FontFabric (thanks to RekaVM for showing me the fonts)
Media controls icons - Material Design icons by Google (github.com/google/material-des…)
Monstercat 5 Year Anniversary Artwork - Monstercat
Wallpaper - bo0xVn (bo0xvn.deviantart.com/art/46-V…)
Thanks to undefinist for letting me use his factory code (made everything so much easier and cleaner)
For bringing awesome music and artists to the community - Monstercat <3

Disclaimer: The resources used in this skin are in no way endorsed by the respective owners. This skin is not affiliated with Monstercat and the artists.
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Chleon Player 1.1
A minimalistic media player which fits on your deskop every time! Changes the color automatically to the desktop background.
Supports all major media players (AIMP, iTunes, Winamp, VLC, etc...) and full Spotify support (thanks to .raptor for the Spotify plugin).

You need the newest version of Rainmeter Beta installed (3.3 or newer), otherwise the genre-based colors won't work!


This skin is not supported on Windows XP!


You might have to launch Spotify as Administrator to get the song information if it's not working.


Due to limitations of Rainmeter/the plugin used for the visualization the complete audio output of your system will be shown on the visualizer. For the best experience only play music. This is something I can’t fix.



- Features -



- Live visualization of the audio output
- Automatic color change based on the background
- Support for all mayor media players
- Full Spotify support
- Media controls


- Changelog -



1.1
 - Added function to get colors from album cover
 - Added variable for static colors
 - Added Dynamic Size scaling
 - Added automatic hiding when media player is not open
 - Fixed some small bugs and typos

1.0
 - First release


- To-Do -



- Add option to add color change based on music cover
- Dynamic size scaling


- Credits -


Rainmeter Skin - MarcoPixel
AudioLevel Plugin (visualizer) - dgrace from the Rainmeter Forums
Spotify Plugin - .raptor from the Rainmeter Forums
Montserrat Font - Julieta Ulanovsky
Feather Icons - colebemis.com/feather/
Wallpaper - www.xperiablog.net/2016/02/23/…


Disclaimer: The resources used in this skin are in no way endorsed by the respective owners.
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:iconmarianbrinkmann:
MarianBrinkmann Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave and watch ^^
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spacebass2019 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Why does this skin use 50-60% CPU on a Win7 32bit platform, but works fine on Win7 64bit.  Is there a loop or something I am missing?
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Foxtrek64 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think the issue lies with rainmeter itself, not with this particular skin. I say that because I was running a fairly simple collapsing menu skin in the past (on a 32bit Win7 box) and I was getting the same thing. When I rebuilt my computer, I installed Win7 64bit and no longer had this issue.
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jottiq Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
hey Marco, nice skin you made of Monstercat equalizer, I'm having a new problems.
Uninstalled it yesterday because I had a problem and now I have too =(

1- I can't see the id of the songs, I clicked Spotify.ini after downloaded it (i'm using Spotify) and it says N/A N/A
2- The bars change with the different genres or it's only on other media players?
3-The bars of the equalizer are fine but there's two or three of them that are WAY too high of the others, i don't know how to fix that :( can you help me?

Thanks!
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Foxtrek64 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Please refer to this earlier comment. It should answer your first question. comments.deviantart.com/1/4863…

For question 2, genre colors is currently not supported by the Spotify plugin. Keep in mind that this portion of the plugin is still in Beta and that this functionality will likely be added in future versions of Rainmeter.

For question 3, I assume you mean that there are two or three lines on the bass end that are consistently at 100% when playing music. There are a couple ways of fixing this:
    1. Modify your frequency range (mine is 40-16000)
    2. Turn down the output volume of the program it is feeding from or lower the sensitivity (My sensitivity setting is at 30).

The sensitivity setting can be found in variables.ini (right click on the skin, edit settings). The FreqMin and FreqMax can be found in the settings for the visualizer portion of the skin. For myself, I've adjusted both of these configurations, but what you do depends on a multitude of variables, including what kind of music you're listening to and its volume.
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Zombergers Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Here i've made you the "nocover" art that looks like default monstercat album art (http://)puu(dot)sh/jdGkS/535d2437ac.png  this one should be great with any colors. The curent "nocover" art looks awful on white color. hope you like it ^_^
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marcuszb147 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Wow that looks awesome! Thanks for sharing <3 :D
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DubzzBunny4 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
I'm confused, what do I need in order to get those skins???
I MUST HAVE!!! XD
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