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Fountain of Colors, desktop music visualizer by alatsombath Fountain of Colors, desktop music visualizer by alatsombath

 Realtime FFT music visualizer with scalable bars and colors

Examples  —  Settings overview  —  How-to: Rainmeter (1)  (2)


 Installation:
     Download Rainmeter  (2 MB)  •  :windows: Windows 7, 8, 10
     Download skin (192 KB)  •  Right-side of this page

    v3.7.1 (10 May 2018)  - Latency enhancements, includes modified AudioLevel plugin
                            - Recommended default settings: Continuity (2 past values); Sensitivity (37dB); FFT (62.61% Overlap)
      v3.7 (19 Apr 2018)  - Add new experimental options window using native controls
                            - Reduced file size and fully open-source skin using Powershell + Javascript
                            - Faster audio and display refresh rate
                            - Fix "-1" Bands generation and invalid skin workaround
                            - Recommended default settings: Bar (5px Gap)
                            (Default settings used in latest version):
   v3.6.17 (27 Sep 2017)  Frequency (16.352Hz min) (16744.036Hz max);
   v3.6.16 (20 Jun 2017)  Bar (11px Width);
    v3.6.7 (08 Feb 2017)  Speed (0ms Decay) (0ms Attack);
    v3.5.3 (20 Jul 2016)  FFT (5120 Size); Bar (267px Height);
      v3.2 (15 May 2015)  Bar total (80 Bands)

 Optionally, you may reset your skin settings to the latest defaults by using the "Reset Settings" skin version inside the top-most dated link


 Troubleshooting:
  •  Close the options window during installation
  •  Close Notepad or any text editor with skin files open during installation
  •  Run "GenerateBands.ini" or "Initialize.ini" skins after installation
  •  Open Volume Mixer, set player and Rainmeter volume level equal to system volume
  •  Disable sound enhancements in your audio device's properties
  •  Requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later, or download Powershell v3 (~16 MB): www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo…
  •  More troubleshooting: forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.…

 Credits:
    dgrace — AudioLevel plugin
    smurfier — Original ColorChanger.lua script
    Kittoes — Skin generation concept
    Free Nature StockWallpaper
    Functionality included in old versions -
    HiTBiT-PA — Color picker from Desktop VU-Meter 3
    Socks the Fox — Wallpaper colors from Chameleon plugin
    Brian — System colors from SysColor plugin
    jsmorley — InputText demo for editing settings
    MarcoPixel — Display audio device name from Monstercat Visualizer
    Blantas — Context menu concept from Animated Vinyl Player
    poiru — Custom song colors via NowPlaying plugin

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:icon1-908-1298e:
1-908-1298E Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  New Deviant
can this show the reflection of the visualizer?
like this: gyazo.com/2e52fda1664efa2a2458…
I would love that
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:iconsomederpypineapple:
SomeDerpyPineapple Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
I assume the way that's done is by making a new copy of the visualizer, and flipping the entire thing upside down. I don't know how to do it tho
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:icontimlameck:
TimLameck Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  New Deviant
With me the visualiser only works when playing on my wireless headset... It doesnt recognise my digital output and only works if i disable all of my other audio devices. Anyone has a solution to this?
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:iconricje20:
ricje20 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018
I used to be able to change the colour with the background but about all the good options seem to be gone.... i used this program about a year ago, how can it have downgraded like this
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:icontienhuynh1:
tienhuynh1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  New Deviant
I have a problem, I can not open the option
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:iconneves768:
neves768 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2018
Same here, can't open options menu.
I've downgraded to 3.6.17 and now I can open old settings menu.
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:icontienhuynh1:
tienhuynh1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  New Deviant
I'm using version 3.3.2
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:iconnico31460:
nico31460 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  New Deviant
hello i have a small problem, I cannot put him most has left of my screen (i'm running win 10 pro Education) 
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:iconmugeoun:
Mugeoun Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2018
I have an issue with this (and all visualizers really). Say I customize fountain of colors for a certain layout and save it. Then I create a new layout with a different wallpaper or whatever, and also use fountain of colors in that layout. If I edit fountain of colors in the new layout and save it, and then return to the other saved layout, fountain of colors settings will change to the recently saved layout that I just made. Meaning I have to reconfigure it to match a layout anytime I switch over. Is there a fix for that? Or Am I stuck using one certain visualizer per layout at a time? (sorry if this didn't make sense, I did my best to explain)
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:iconmugeoun:
Mugeoun Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Nvm I figured it out I think lol
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:icon3arg0n:
3arg0n Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  New Deviant
when I try to download it I see under action it says backup and replace in stead of just add and then when I actually download it, it isn't their but the editing folder still pops up. What am I doing wrong?
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:iconconinoc:
Coninoc Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone know how to link this skin with Color Extractor? I have Color Extractor for my Spotify plugin so it chooses the colors based on the album art. It'd look awesome if the visualizer in the background did the same.
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:iconamcplayer:
amcplayer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  New Deviant
I have a little problem... i want to change the amount of bars but it still is like covering my whole screen(it does not change) What to do(im running win 7)
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:icondevlight19:
Devlight19 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the same problem but I want it to cover my whole screen instead of half.
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:iconamcplayer:
amcplayer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  New Deviant
bands*
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:iconzod10:
Zod10 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a problem, when i try to change the colors it doesn't work it's green i put it to red and still stays green, if somebody knows a fix please let me know!
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:iconmecrecon:
mecrecon Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
How do I make fountain of color not prioritize discord? Whenever I'm in discord FoC ignores my music and picks up my friends voices instead.
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:iconadrysondias:
AdrysonDias Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Hey! As of the newest fountain of colours update Ive been unable to use my old preferred settings where I had a bar on each monitor and their lowest frequency would meet in the middle of my two monitors(bass section met right at the gap between my two monitors) but now I can't seem to invert my left monitor bar to face inwards(bass inwards) without my other bar also turning. Any help?
 
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:iconimhereformoney:
imhereformoney Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
The fountain is really small is there any way to make it bigger
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:icondaewlek:
daewlek Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  New Deviant
can someone help me? i'm having an issue where i can't move the bars on the top half of my screen, if i move then there they come back to the middle of the screen.
ps: i already deactivated the "keep on screen" button... thanks
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:iconrazormouse05:
razormouse05 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  New Deviant
The fountain isnt working
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:iconaldwin7894:
aldwin7894 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is  fountain effects feature removed from the latest version?
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:iconbluewingraven:
BlueWingRaven Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Changing the Opacity does not do anything.
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:icondrttony:
DrTtony Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  New Deviant
i have an old settings i think, cuz the guys on youtube has a different one and i wanted the rainbow animation and i cant do that with the settings i have any suggestions
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:iconhimitsuuk:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner May 17, 2018   Photographer
:clap:
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:iconjaemicy:
jaemicy Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  New Deviant
when I ddl it, it's in zipfile not rmskin
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:iconslashset:
Slashset Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
same here and i have rainmeter...
Don't know what to do now...
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:iconwolfieplays57:
Wolfieplays57 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Looks really danm cool on my PC when I play music. 10/10 would recommend.
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:iconjlgraphicstudent:
jlgraphicstudent Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  New Deviant
Hey :) So I set up everything but in order to get 7 different coloured bars of my choice to be displayed they are currently all reacting the same to the music, while I would like them to react in the same way that setting a number of bars to a single colour would by clicking those standard options. Would appreciate some help if there is any chance you could provide it!
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:iconadrysondias:
AdrysonDias Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
I’m having an odd issue, no matter what version of rainmeter I use as of lately the settings have stopped working, whenever I click on it rainmeter entirely refreshes.
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
It should be accessed by right-clicking the skin > "Options...", and should only refresh the skin + any clones

If you have Windows 7 check if you have SP1, also check debug messages by right-clicking the tray icon > "About"
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:iconseverusblackpaw:
SeverusBlackpaw Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 oh god i wish there would be a solution. it appeard since the last big win10 update as i have the feeling.
it seems there are rights missing to save top the files?
i even cant hard write into the files. i save them. reopen them and bam old settings.
i need the sound bar 180° turned and it is impossible to change that. settings in rainmeter are also not editable on that skin anymore. you cant edit them.  it is like they are greyed out.
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:iconadrysondias:
AdrysonDias Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
I’m on windows 10, I’ve attempted accessing it directly through the skin and force the settings to appear through rainmeter however both make the settings unclickable(when I click any buttons rainmeter entirely refreshes as I said, and no settings change).
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:iconseverusblackpaw:
SeverusBlackpaw Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 oh god i wish there would be a solution. it appeard since the last big win10 update as i have the feeling.
it seems there are rights missing to save top the files?
i even cant hard write into the files. i save them. reopen them and bam old settings.
i need the sound bar 180° turned and it is impossible to change that. settings in rainmeter are also not editable on that skin anymore. you cant edit them.  it is like they are greyed out.
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:iconomarkhadaffi:
OmarKhadaffi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  New Deviant
When I load it, the bar are just small and I can't drag it left or right, just up and down. My screen is 1366x768, please help!
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Right-click the skin > "Options...", there you can change the size and number of bars
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:icon8836290:
8836290 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2018
  I really love this plug in and I have it for almost 3 years now. But alas since the last update it disappeared and when I change the settings trying to bring it back the settings are reset to the default values. Tried everything in the troubleshooting page of rainmeter forums to no avail.

Where can I find the previous version please?

Fountain by 8836290  

nvm. I did find the older versions on github page. So i tried the reset version and then again the latest one. Now I have the bars but only in white color, the color in the band space and not the wallpaper even though I have selected it.
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
My bad, I noticed you are on Windows 7, it seems you do not have Service Pack 1

Can you upgrade to Powershell v3 (or later) through here? (About 16 MB) www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo…
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:icon8836290:
8836290 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018
I do have SP1, since it was first introduced. As for the powershell? What does it have to do with anything? I just ask, because I avoid installing unnecessary stuff on my system.
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
It usually comes preinstalled on Windows 7 SP1 or later and is required for the options window to be fully functional
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:icondankcuphead:
DankCuphead Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
-1 number of bars break the visualizer
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:iconsickening-love:
Sooo... My screen is too big. It doesn't fit my screen. My screen is 1365x767

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:icongplayer99:
Gplayer99 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Thats 1 big screen
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:iconsickening-love:
sickening-love Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
nvm kinda fixed it
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:icondarkralts:
DarkRalts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
how can i make it go over my whole screen? 1920x1080
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:iconsky365plus:
sky365plus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
My all time favorite visualizer! 
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:iconowlfs:
OwLfs Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you know how to fix an error? Like one that says "SkinPath no found. Make sure that Rainmeter has been run at least once." I have it running, I've uninstalled and re-installed it, even restarted my computer and the same error keeps coming up. I'm new to Rainmeter and I can't open any skins without that error popping up. If anyone can help, please do!
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:iconneroiguess:
NeroIGuess Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
accidentally set it to -0 pixels, how do i revert?
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:iconkaoticmonkey45:
Kaoticmonkey45 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
When you click on the skin it shows a menu. If that is what you accidently set it to -0 on then go to the extras tab and another (Better) menu comes up. This is what you can use to change it. If this still does not work. Right click the menu and click edit variables. This gives you the acual code in which you can change it to what you want. Just make sure you save and the refresh the skin
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