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Fountain of Colors, desktop music visualizer
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Published: March 8, 2015

 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 (372 KB)  •  Right-side of this page

    v3.8.4 (15 Jan 2019)  - Fix options menu not creating font object for display
                            - Fix outstanding wallpaper color issue for Windows 7 sans SP1 users
    v3.8.3 (14 Jan 2019)    - Revised options interface; Rewrote skin loader
                            - Skin revealed by default w/o playing audio (Idle effect)
                            - Recommended default settings: 10px Thickness; 4px Gap; 252px Height; 
                            - Process (1/16 seconds of samples); Scale (~35.460025... dB) (A#0 - 24000Hz)
    v3.8.2 (02 Nov 2018)  - Fix freezing: Use efficient event-driven update loop in separate thread
                            - Fix visual data loss: Store buffer data properly before buffer release
                            - Crash prevention: Stop device re-initialization on error in update loop
                            - Use "Pro Audio" task for high priority access to the low-latency stream
                            - Recommended default settings: 8192 Interpolated samples
      v3.8 (14 Aug 2018)    - Improvements in the modified AudioLevel plugin:
                            - Zero-padding for smoother bass section
                            - Hann periodic window for better spectral analysis
                            - Stereo-to-mono corrected using time-domain average
                            - Resume capture more quickly by releasing buffer earlier
                            - Use engine's minimum supported buffer size for faster release
                            - Support more devices, try IsFormatSupported() for requested formats
                            - Stop doing unnecessary FFTs for non-selected channels (see notes)
                            - Move FFT outside capture loop; skip RMS/Peak calculation in Bands (v3.7.1)
                            - Recommended default setting: Smoothness (0 past values)
   v3.6.21 (02 Nov 2018)  - Restore intended timing behavior (Rollback vanilla plugin to RM 4.1)
                            (Default settings used in latest version):
    v3.6.7 (08 Feb 2017)  Filters (0ms Attack) (0ms Decay);
      v3.2 (15 May 2015)  Bands generated (80)

 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
  •  Use PCM format, disable sound enhancements in your audio device's settings
  •  Requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with Platform Update or later
  •  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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hiIamyourfather's avatar

Hi... Seems like fountain of colors has been losing some functionailty after I updated to the lastest version... I was able to create custom color such as different gradient color but now I could not find a way to do so... May I know is there a way to do it now? Did I miss something? Btw the new ui for options is much better!

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The-Dragon-42Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rotation on mine has suddenly stopped working and it's stuck at 270 degrees, any ideas how to fix it?

Also an option to have two skins draw from two different audio channels would be nice for songs with sweeping effects. I tried to work it out but nothing really did what I wanted.

I love the skin though, and I've used it in almost all my layouts :>
DarkGabriel1701G's avatar
Had a glitch where it wouldn't show up anymore so I downloaded and installed again, seems like an updated version. Thank you!
Cesxo's avatar
How can i put the visualizer on y axis?
REEEEEE3's avatar
REEEEEE3New Deviant
I Cant Change The Color For Some Reason
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GotBubyNew Deviant
why i can't open options.ini ?? please help me if anyone can solve this...
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rithdor1616New Deviant
HELP!!

V (Fountain of Colors\Options\Options.ini)
Refreshing skin (Fountain of Colors\Options\Options.ini)

Options.ini not opening
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edzkiez11New Deviant
When i connect a bluetooth speaker the FoC wont move with the beat. Is that the case for bluetooth speakers?
Savage-Rhea69's avatar
Hello it doesn't let me customize anymore can you PLEASE update it?? Cause i really like this visualizer that you made sad is that it doesn't let me customize it anymore and it made my Rain Meter crash many many times i figured it out it was this that's causing it the rest of my other rain meter that i downloaded never made my Rain Meter crash except for this?? PLEASE UPDATE IT! I am looking forward for the update version that fixes the crashes and customization problem...
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NayanDebnathStudent Photographer
i am having a lot of trouble trying to open the options menu could you please help out because i love how it looks but i cant change small details.
Can't change anything it's just showing default visuals, option menu is not opening.
weinercoc's avatar

i am having alot of trouble trying to open the options menu could you please help out because i love how it looks but i cant change small details

bobalazs's avatar
superb, low cpu usage, love it!
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peoplebusters4Hobbyist Filmographer
Woah 643 downloads today? That's crazy!
gopi777krish's avatar
<span>Hello! How can I set the visualizer to adapt my wallpaper colors?</span>
JerroneVril's avatar
Hello! How can I set the visualizer to adapt my wallpaper colors? Thank you! :)
JustPasser's avatar
Hello i cant open the options when i clicked load it unloaded then it get back to load HELP ME PLES
Asian-Hybrid's avatar
How do you position the visualizer to be at the bottom of your screen? I can only go as low as the halfway point.
KayaRRRR's avatar
Can you add back in the option for individual colors? It was available in previous versions but I can't find it now.
cullen-the-boy's avatar
whenever I load it I get like a sort of options menu, but i dont know how to get out of it, cuz id i just close it, the visualizer doesnt show up
wrthlsscrture's avatar

There any visualizer where you can set the position of each bar?

indianpanda's avatar
My fountain of colors dosent show even when i play music or anything, did i manage to break it?
twistyBRATVA's avatar

How do you add Gradient colours ? Can you add gradient colours ???

Dman4869's avatar
Options don't work :(. How do you change the color and size (horizontal) of the this skin?
rexttg's avatar
How can you make the min bar height be 0 so the bars completely disappear when no audio is playing? I tried making "MinBarHeight=1" to "MinBarHeight=0" but then the bars don't move at all
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