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Visualization-ready MP3s

Just what are those funky blobs doing anyways?
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Right now, many music players (such as Windows Media Player) have visualization options -- a sort of lava-lamp hooked into your music playing. However, these visualizations rarely, if ever, seem to be 'in time' with the music.

Provide 'visualization' data tracks on legit CDs to go along with the MP3, if not build them into the MP3 itself. You could have one track per instrument -- so one variable of the visualization is controlled by one instrument, another variable controlled by another, and so on; so that the color of the blobs change with the increasing/decresing volume of the piano, f'rex, or the shape alters as the singer's song becomes more and more emotional.

Almafeta, Jan 23 2004

for [theircompetitor] http://wolfstone.ha...int_ColorOrgan.html
Is this the sort of thing to which you are referring? [half, Oct 04 2004]

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       I don't get visualizations. Does anyone ever actually look at these daft things? They're just to have on your screen during a frat party or something, aren't they?
waugsqueke, Jan 23 2004

       why not just get the video you strange strange person... and I happen to like lava lamps
Ossalisc, Jan 23 2004

       ....with black lights.
babyhawk, Jan 23 2004

       About 10 years ago there was a craze for electronic music to have weird sometimes-abstract computer generated videos, which you could buy videotapes of and watch while under the influence of drugs. But Norman McLaren was doing much the same thing in the 1930s.
kropotkin, Jan 23 2004

       how do the various "disco-light" type devices work in conjunction with the beat?
theircompetitor, Jan 23 2004

       thanks, half, that's what I was looking for -- so is this the same as the idea without worrying about the tracks?
theircompetitor, Jan 23 2004


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