> []( ### Description Initially an attempt to catalog music visualizations beginning with presets from Winamp's MilkDrop plugin, this visualization database is now much broader in scope and eventually will cover everything from music and MIDI to any sort of data visualization. ### Background Having needed some sleek music visualizations for a few other projects, I turned to Winamp and its venerable MilkDrop plugin. Unfortunately, there were so many presets for it, I couldn't easily tell which to use, mainly since there weren't any graphic/video examples for them. So I set out to create examples. Here's a playlist of recorded presets so far: ### The recording process To record the MilkDrop visuals, I used MSI Afterburner. Of course, recording over 1000 presets would take a lot of time, so I used AutoIt to create a script to automate that. Something I've done in the past with videos like this is looped them seamlessly. This is done by splitting a video in half, swapping their positions and then fading between the two parts. I wanted to do that with these videos too, so I scripted that also, using AutoIt along with the MLT framework. Shotcut comes bundled with a command-line version of MLT called Melt. So I used that to make it simpler. I've written a bit more about that and referenced those scripts in my post about it all, MilkDrop Visualization Database. ### About the project site This project is hosted here at, providing a free and easy way to manage the preset videos. Blogger has a "dynamic view" which is basically a dynamic theme that can showcase articles in a grid view. That's what I've used, with some custom CSS to make it look nice.

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