Give Windows Media Player a psychedelic makeover

Call me a child of the Sixties, but I always liked the visualizations included with Windows Media Player. Sadly, the default selection with Windows Media Player 11 hasn’t been updated in years and looks pretty crappy under Vista.

So you can imagine how pleased I was to find the Psychedelia Viz Pack available as a free download at (Microsoft’s official Media Player add-ins site). Here’s a screen shot of the Gigertron 3D Blacklight effect:


Before you download and install, make sure you have a decent graphics card. The comments on this download suggest that popular motherboard-based graphics solutions and older video cards with weak shader support will choke on this add-in.

I haven’t tested it extensively, but it’s running fine on one system here with an Nvidia GeForce 8400GS card.

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