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Monstercat Visualizer for Rainmeter by MarcoPixel Monstercat Visualizer for Rainmeter by MarcoPixel
An realtime audio visualizer for Rainmeter similar to the ones used in the Monstercat videos.
Supports all major media players, including full Spotify (thanks to .raptor for the Spotify plugin) and Google Play Music Desktop Player (thanks to tjhrulz for his plugin) support.

Minimum Requirements:

Windows 7 or higher.
Rainmeter 4.2 Beta (r3074) or higher.


- Live visualization of the audio output
- Customizable colors and fonts
- Genre-based colors (AIMP, CAD, iTunes, WMP and Winamp)
- Cover-based colors (All supported players)
- Support for all major media players
- Full Spotify (Desktop & Web Player) support
- Full Google Play Music Desktop Player & Web Player support
- Full Youtube, Soundcloud, and other web music players support
- Media controls & progress bar
- Settings skin for easier customization/configuration
- Hide skin when media player is not running



You need the newest version of Rainmeter Beta installed (4.2 (r3074) or newer)!

This skin is not supported on Windows XP and Vista!

Due to limitations of Rainmeter/the plugin used for the visualization the complete audio output of your system will be shown on the visualizer. For the best experience only play music. This is something I can’t fix.

Please report bugs and feature requests on Github, not in the comment section!

Disclaimer: The resources used in this skin are in no way endorsed by the respective owners. This skin is not affiliated with Monstercat and the artists.
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TheTrueDJELECTRO Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
vgiordano Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
In Apple Music, it only seems to show album artwork for music downloaded locally. If I am streaming a song it doesn't show the artwork.
GlucoseGarbage Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  New Deviant
how do i install? I got the zip but what do i do after?
JamesHurst101 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Love this one!

Unfortunately I can't seem to get things to line up properly.

Since the script is automatically making the artist and song info box the same width as the visualizer, I'm unable to have the cover to the left of it with the visualizer spanning the width of the cover + info, like in the screenshot. Instead, with the cover lined up with the left of the visualizer, the song info sticks out to the right past the visualizer, when placed to the right of the cover.
omgxrexeJazzyNew Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  New Deviant
nicee  Commission #108: Eternity with you Icon 
GJdesu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  New Deviant
hi, can i know how to edit the "N/A" text to another text in the left.ini ?(before playing the player) 
Demirezen1905 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  New Deviant
Spotify Skip-Pause/Unpause buttons work but Song Info/Cover doesn't. Any tips?
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
spotify is very unstable i suggest using another media player.
VFXturjo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  New Deviant
bestestestest optimized visualizer!!!!!! :D XD

i just want 1 thing.... ability to make smooth bars.
i mean rounded corner bars.... option to change it....
please include it...

its already the best. just 1 thing plzzzz
VFXturjo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  New Deviant
bars like the lano visualizer... but lano eats up cpu :(
k1ll3rrs Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2018  Student Artist
thank you!!!!

no work cover image =(
Vtl80 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2018
Install Spicetify, open it and click Backup. Then, in the Extension section, go to 2 pages and activate the WebNowPlaying Companion, then click Apply and Restart. In monstercat open the settings, go to the media players section and activate WebNowPlaying.
andromed4 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This the best so far. thank you!!!!
GenJokerer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how to install pls help (newbie)
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
just install rainmeter and winrar (if you don't already have it) open it and extract where ever you want. double click the file and hit install and then follow the pop ups on your screen unload all the skins when you installed rainmeter just right click.
D4V3-L Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Yeah for some reason the Song title, artist name, and the cover isnt working for me. Any help?
Brett001 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
The song information not working (N/A) with the new Spotify version. 
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
spotify is very unstable for now. use another media player.
Kinkicho Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the spotify plugin got changed and isnt going to update anymore…
try this program instead
Brett001 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
Unfortunately, that does not work either. :( 
Kinkicho Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it doesnt for me either. when i wrote it, i was about to try it by myself
i think this skin needs some updates maybe, or the program
but for now, i cant find any other solution
JZPotter Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
According to my anti-virus/malware, only this comes up as a virus that it immediately removed. None of my other skins/visualizers came up like that. So, what's up with that?
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
this is not a virus had this on my pc for a long time turn off your anti virus when installing
vika30060 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  New Deviant
plz help i keep getting this error when i try to install the monstercat visualizer unable to create file Monstercat-Visualizer/.gitattributes  plz help and i am using the 4.2beta r3074
ChoogleGrome Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you need the latest release, which is 4.2 final…
EzioLiYiLu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018
When I add a new font that name so long, and rainmeter will crash.
and I wish can support Chinese's fonts.
thanks you, I very like this skin.
guldanftw112 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
this skin supported groove music ?
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
roXasTheNobodyXIII Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Hey! Great visualizer here! I had one question for you. Is there a way to make it so there is 2 of it?
Septox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Make a copy of the folder but change one of the folders names to differentiate the two.
linguaccia22 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2018
I can not make the cover and song titles work with Windows Media Player, how can I solve them?
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
you should be able to edit the song info in the windows media player 
WarrFork Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks for the update! I had an older version since a damn while and rotating it was making few parts of the lines missing around the end. It's gone with this update. :) (Smile)
Mugeoun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
song information and album art works but the pause/play/skip buttons dont ):
gamingbunny4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant
what media player you using?
slurpeeso Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2018
I have the same problem of the most bar in the visualizer stuck about halfway up, there's no problem before I restart my computer, and it happens sometimes.
King-Meiriex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have issues with mine, and that is that the bars has a short ceiling and when it gets loud it gets cut up and the bars are just aligned with each other, i tried tweaking the snsitivity but when i shorten it, i cant
see the quieter bars
Zombergers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
set the visualizer height higher, then lower the visualizer multiplier
Mylthos Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018
This visualizer is incredible!
I have an alignment problem. how can I fix this?
And another doubt. Is there any way to make the visualizer display the video instead of the cover image of the song? I'm using youtube.
Black-White-10 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
TheKingAzaz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
For anyone that is wanting to switch the Artist's name with the Song Title for the "Song Information" feature:

In the manager, go to : monstercat-visualizer>Song Information> Cover> left/right (either one)

and at the bottom two lines "paragraphs?" there should be :

...(other stuff)...

and a 

..(some more stuff)..

What you want to do is just switch the MeterTrack and MeterArtist on both lines, if you get what I mean? I just wanted to do this and wanted to save someone the small little hassle to figure out how ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

so you just want to switch the Artist and track around... lol, whatever :P
Vtl80 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2018
[Measure State]
PlayerName=Spotify to change it to PlayerName=SpotifyNowPlaying

Solves the problem with buttons
tajjny Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Where exactly do I find that? :D
NewDawnCCG Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Verified this works. You are a life saver. Thank you!
SutokaHato Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
I really like it, but sadly the CPU usage claws at my battery so much that it's only usable when plugged in. I am going to be trying to have a battery icon that when I click it it will change the layouts.
PyxxlArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great skin! With some fiddling, I was able to match the positioning of the actual Monstercat visualizer perfectly. Along with some .ini editing, I was also able to make the visualization feel like a Monstercat video too. It's a fun skin to have on the desktop, and almost every part of it is highly customizable and fine-tunable. Some things I would consider to add even more accuracy/flexibility:

- Maybe an option to dynamically adjust the sensitivity of the visualizer to match the music output. I notice that quieter parts of a song show up much more loudly on the visualizer, while drops seem to be a little quieter. Perhaps adding an option to make parts of the song with more output show up more dramatically on the visualizer would help remedy this.
- Options in the settings skin to change the fonts used and the letter spacing/tracking. By configuring the variables.ini file I was able to set the fonts used to Gotham Bold and Gotham Book (these are what Monstercat uses) but I noticed that the tracking of the font is much larger than usual. Being able to adjust this would help to make the visualizer much more accurate, while also making it possible to fit more song info into the visualizer.
- An option to change how song metadata is fetched. When using WebNowPlaying, most song titles end up being repeated, because a lot of accounts on Youtube/Soundcloud include their names in the video/song title. A good way to fix this might be to add an option to use just the song title for song info, and use the first hyphen to separate the artist name and song name. I don't know if this is possible without an update to the WebNowPlaying extension, however.

Great work on this skin nonetheless, it is phenomenally accurate with the right adjustments!

(And, if anyone's wondering, Monstercat's visualizer uses 63 bars. Each bar is 18 pixels wide, with a 7-pixel gap between them. The maximum visualizer height is 378 pixels. I'd recommend setting a screenshot of a Monstercat video as your wallpaper to help with positioning.)
KhanKhaar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Heeeeelp, I think this is THE BEST plugin, however the controls don't work, its fetching the album art and everything, but the controls does nothing :( Thanks in advance!
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Submitted on
October 5, 2014
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