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Equalizer Wallpaper - Animated and Real time

by HELLZ_ANGEL / January 16, 2013 1:02 PM PST

Hi all,

Im new here, and I was just wondering if there any such program, software (3rd party OR in-built) for Windows 8 that allows you to have a desktop wallpaper that displays an equalizer animation, but it real-time to the music that is playing at the time? I am eager to know if this is possible, as I'm sure it would look pretty darn cool!

Thanks much,

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by HELLZ_ANGEL / February 7, 2013 8:38 PM PST

Hey all,

Just to clarify, what I'm after is, put simply, an animated desktop background that shows a real time version of one of these things. It's just been a long time since my OP, and wanted to see if anyone knew of something like this.

Thanks so much,

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Follow up
by HELLZ_ANGEL / February 19, 2013 3:18 PM PST


I have found a way to do this, although I am not comfortable with how to do it. I found a program/plugin called "samurize equalizer", although my Norton Internet Security shows that has 2 computer threats. If I can, I'd like to avoid going to this site, for lack of confidence of legitimacy and safety of the site. I was just wondering if someone knew of or could find an alternative to this. For further info, I am running Windows 8, 6GB RAM, Core i5 3rd Gen, Nvidia GeForce 610M (2GB Graphics Card). In terms of hardware, I am not too knowledgeable, so don't hate for my salesman-like description of my computer specs.

Of course, I will be searching for an alternative to samurize, although it would be highly appreciated if I could get a little bit of extra searching power Happy

Thanks so much,

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Samurize is VERY buggy on Windows 8
by HELLZ_ANGEL / February 19, 2013 4:27 PM PST
In reply to: Follow up

Hi all,

I took the punt and went an installed Samurize, and got the plugin that allows me to see the spectrum analyzer, but it was so buggy I uninstalled soon after. I am still very interested for one that works well with W8, so keep on the lookout please xD


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MMiX.Me 3D Music Player with built-in Spectrum Analyzer!
by l_i_n_u_s / February 20, 2013 4:58 PM PST


I suppose you could try something called which has a real-time spectrum analyzer. It has facebook and youtube pages so you can see what it's like. You can put it in "windowed fullscreen" which could work as a "back-drop" for you.

Hope this helps

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MMiX.Me 3D Music Player
by l_i_n_u_s / February 20, 2013 10:41 PM PST

Forgot to say..

MMiX.Me is actually a music/streaming player in itself. It has a spectrum analyzer built-in, that is real-time and in "3D", which I assume is what you are looking for : )


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by HELLZ_ANGEL / February 21, 2013 6:41 AM PST

Hi all,

Finally! I got some replies to this old post Laugh Anyways, I did look at WinAmp when I found samurize, but I dont think it has what I am after. I have just uncovered a better tutorial on how to get the sort of spectrum analyzer on my desktop that I wanted, still through samurize. I will of course have a look at MMiX.Me, and see if it fits my needs as well. Then of course it just comes down to which one I prefer, and which is the least buggy; samurize was built for windows XP.

Anyway, thanks a ton for finally replying, it means a lot.

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Glad it helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 6:46 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

If it did? It's a good question but a little off the beaten path.

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