Lack of Visualizations
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I've just confirmed that going to the add-ons section via the system interface from inside XBMC you will find no category for visualizations anywhere. It is only accessible from the OSD display menu when you initiate the visualizations drop-down. (which basically means its hidden when using the standard UI or not playing music) And on the Mac, there are 0 visualization add-ons listed.

Making the visualizations category as accessible and prominent as the other add-on categories would be a big improvement... then it's a matter of getting content.

I am by no means suggesting that progress in the visualization front should distract from other product improvements, (I know you are all hard at work making XBMC even more awesome) but it should at least be on the list.

A big part of how software is perceived is by its appearance, and when playing music that really comes down to visualizations. We have beautiful skins, so we are half way there.

I would just love to see a visualization development community (like those that sprouted up around winamp "back in the day") generating new content, but that would require both outreach and making visualizations an accessible top level add-on category.

Heck, even publicly providing an API or templates for flash based visualizations would open the door to a large audience of developers, with a relatively low barrier to entry. I have a few flash based visualizations I made back in my VJ days that I could port to AS3. Granted flash will never deliver something as slick as milkdrop, but you can absolutely (and very easily) have a large selection of fun/beautiful visualizations that trump "OpenGL Spectrum" or "Waveform"
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Lack of Visualizations - by Exavior - 2011-07-08, 00:55
[No subject] - by jmarshall - 2011-07-08, 01:07
[No subject] - by Exavior - 2011-07-08, 02:36
[No subject] - by Dumb ? - 2011-07-09, 02:33
[No subject] - by Exavior - 2011-07-09, 13:41
[No subject] - by spiff - 2011-07-09, 16:49
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by JeffWNC1 - 2014-07-23, 15:39
[No subject] - by topfs2 - 2011-07-09, 17:25
[No subject] - by Exavior - 2011-07-10, 03:51
I want to help - by garbear - 2011-08-09, 13:36
[No subject] - by spiff - 2011-08-09, 13:44
[No subject] - by X3lectric - 2011-08-09, 13:50
[No subject] - by Kode - 2011-08-17, 22:48
[No subject] - by zag - 2011-09-21, 22:41
RE: - by mrhyde1969 - 2012-04-21, 11:31
[No subject] - by pike - 2011-09-22, 11:29
new visualizator for mac - by yodor - 2011-09-24, 10:12
[No subject] - by QLink - 2011-10-01, 11:36
[No subject] - by kitsunegari - 2011-11-06, 15:15
[No subject] - by graymoment - 2012-02-05, 10:25
[No subject] - by clutch - 2012-02-06, 17:59
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by kid_meier - 2012-04-24, 19:24
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by pike - 2012-04-24, 19:35
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by sialivi - 2012-04-24, 19:40
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by kid_meier - 2012-04-24, 19:47
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by pike - 2012-04-27, 21:51
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by nascent - 2012-07-20, 19:28
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by MassIV - 2012-09-30, 11:50
RE: Lack of Visualizations - by moreno68 - 2014-08-25, 11:55


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