I use the media player called "Winamp" rather than the Microsoft media player
and there is a really beautiful visualisation plugin that can be used with winamp
called "Milkdrop". I believe some of the mathematics and algorithms used to create its effects are bordering on genius (if not the real thing)
This milkdrop program is simply some of the best maths I have seen as applied to desktop entertainment. Winamp is free and so is milkdrop
I would urge everyone to try this - Beautiful is the only word I can use but if you disagree - ah well some maths is in the eye of the beholder.
THE MAIN INTEREST IS THAT YOU CAN REPROGRAM THESE PLUGINS WITH YOU OWN MATHEMATICS
Dont judge it within the first few seconds though it seems to interpret the music better after about a minute of the track playing and then just gets more intensely interesting
Last edited by cray (2006-10-09 06:46:38)
Well, I've just tried it, and I've got to say it's pretty extraordinary. Although some of the animations might look a bit weird, overall it blends well into the music.
Most of these animation, I find, are very fast paced and bright (at times a little dizzying), so milkdrop is probably more suited to loud or energetic music. But yeh, you should at least try it.
I also use Winamp (Media Player is slow to start and seems to "get in the way" all the time when all I want to do is play some music), and Milkdrop is great. Try "Acidspunk II" as well.
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The decimal system (Base 10) originiated because we have ten fingers in our hands.
For convenience, the decimal system is being used by us humans.
However, the binary is a far more efficient and functionally ideal system.
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