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Frost, desktop music visualizer by alatsombath Frost, desktop music visualizer by alatsombath
Realtime music visualizer for your Windows desktop!  Boo  See demo videos on YouTube

1. Get Rainmeter for free from rainmeter.net
2. Download the skin from the right side of this page. If nothing downloads, right-click > "Open link in new tab"
3. Open the file with the green raindrop icon and click "Install" in the pop-up window
4. Left-click on the spectrum to customize settings.

v2.3 (24 Apr 2016) Full changelog - Cross-referenced changes from Fountain of Colors. Performance tweaks.

To increase precision and performance, decrease your audio device's sampling rate. Right-click volume tray icon > "Playback devices" > Follow this image

If you're updating from an older version and feel that the audio output is mistimed or unimproved, you might need to go to the settings window to apply "reset audio settings..." and tweak it from there.

If it doesn't show on the desktop, try the following:
•  Open Volume Mixer and check if Rainmeter's volume is unmuted
•  In the skin's installer window, check the box "Load included skins"
•  In the skin's settings window, set the skin to use a different audio device
•  Disable external software with sound processing and effects such as MSI Nahimic

Credits
"HiTBiT-PA" - Color picker from Desktop VU-Meter 3
"DeltaWorks" - Wallpaper

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:iconarkansas-dave:
arkansas-dave Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  New Deviant
:D (Big Grin) thanks... 
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:iconkyrin98:
kyrin98 Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Is there any possibility of a circular version of this being made? I love the design of it I just kinda wanted to put a round version of it on the corner of my desktop to complete a theme. I thank you in advance if you are kind enough to do this.
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DolphinPower Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  New Deviant
Is it possible to rotate the skin... Because i cant find a way to Rotate it accurate?
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:iconmunanazzal:
MunaNazzal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The most beautiful Rainmeter skin I have ever used ! :lovely: 
I am in love with this one Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1] 
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EliThaning Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Hey for some reason when it gets really high its as if the peak gets cut off. imgur.com/a/HfboI heres an example, the top just suddenly gets cut off in a straight line. It's not like this is too important but i was wondering if there's a fix for this
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:icononebakingpanda:
onebakingpanda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Hi there!
By any chance, do you know how script this for for Geektool or Ubersicht?
I'm on Mac ... :S
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sweatyobesity Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Nice! This what I got. Excuse the icons...


gyazo.com/ec4212b826a63cbf0690…
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:iconmarktm00:
marktm00 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Very Nice Visualizer Skin!!!!!
Check out how I "edited" for my liking. I basically put 3 frost with clones and changed their colors.
Is there a way to change colors within the visualizer? without cloning doubles?

media.giphy.com/media/26xBIaJg…
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:iconjohn98711:
john98711 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017

Here’s the mail I got recently for my problem

Yeah, well.... This is a week old computer and I have been getting the system service exception constantly.... it is definitely related to Internet because that's when it happens... no idea what is causing it but it is continual. Hope Microsoft figures this out.... seems I'm not the only one... I am an IT manager so not an idiot when it comes to the computer.

 

Or otherwise try this: www.deskdecode.com/system-serv…

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john98711 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
I am having  SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION problem in my Pc.
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:iconmrtoits:
MrToits Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
hey, amazing creation
but i would like to know if there is a way to have a visualizer with different colours.
i would like to have 2 or 3 different colours across the bar.
i've seen many use 2 clones to get the effect but this wouldnt be ideal
all help appreciated

Thanks
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:icongile13:
Gile13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
I salute you, great stuff.Clap 
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:icontihel:
Tihel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
The ocean visualizer has an angle slider to adjust the angle by something other than 90, can we have that in this as well please?

For some reason the ocean visualizer crashes rainmeter whenever it loads
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asdasdasdsfsadfasfd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
is it possible to use only the browser for the visualizer?
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asdasdasdsfsadfasfd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
because I want it to have an other color than my music player
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:icongadgetjq:
Gadgetjq Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Beautiful!  Your effort really is appreciated.
Now, for your next trick, perhaps bass notes could be one color, treble another and midrange something between?
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asdasdasdsfsadfasfd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
the bass could be a bit darker* yeah that would look dope
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Symatics Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Would it be possible to make it go around in a circle? I looked at the code and I have no clue where to begin if I tried myself.

Also, this visualizer is by far the BEST of any other I've seen. It's creative, artistic, and still simple.
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:iconthebestpessimist2:
Hello, sorry to bother but i have a problem configuring this: each time i open frost settings window, 1 CPU core  goes 100% and rainmeter just freezes for more than a minute at times. this also happens when i change tabs (in settings) from  disply to any other, or when i select a submenu.
idk why this is happening so any help would be appreciated.

LE. the freeze also happens if i just click the spectrum while everything else except for youtube music and rainmeter is closed.
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:iconterence233:
Terence233 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
i really love yours but i want to have the feature where you have the same color as the album art that would be great
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0x0000003b Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
I absolutely love this visualizer. I was able to put 2 copies of it on my desktop and with the built in clones this looks absolutely glorious.

Here is a shitty gif of what i've made with your meter: gyazo.com/2ca8131ec81e3ccb069e…
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:iconmattmin:
matTmin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
One of the best Audio visualizer for RainMeter. Smooth !
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:iconitskhaos:
ItsKhaos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Fits perfectly for my Mei from Overwatch Theme!
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somerandomnameinhere Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
nice bloody epic
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Rocket787F22 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool visualizer! I really like the 'finesses' of the spectrum! Very well done 😎👍.
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:iconmercrier:
MerCrier Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Can you have a go at making a "visbubble" version of this?
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:iconviperinfinity:
ViperInfinity Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
How do i get this to rotate?
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:iconbobbybrony:
BobbyBrony Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
This visualiser is fantastic or any aurora themed desktops but I seem to be having an issue with the smooth ends feature, particularly at the upper limit.
I wanted to produce 3 separate visualisers of different colours each resembling the lows, mids and highs of the sound output. Having attempted to use the clones to produce this effect to no avail I resorted to making 2 duplicates of the original plugin.
However, the lows and mids visualisers have sharp edges on their upper limits, despite smooth ends being enabled. The lower limits of all 3 visualisers have their ends smoothed.
If its of any use, the boundaries between the visualisers' bands are 200hz and 1000hz
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alatsombath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I can't recreate the clipping issue, can you post a screenshot?
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BobbyBrony Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Sorry I didn't reply sooner. :( (Sad) 
Since you mentioned you couldn't recreate the issue I did some testing myself and I think I've found the cause of the clipping: It seems to happen when the number of peaks are raised above the default value of 21

I recreated the issue I was having with a fresh install of the visualiser: i.imgur.com/8GOyF56.png
The left half of the image is the visualiser with all default variables and the right half is the same visualiser with the number of samples raised 67.

I hope this helps :)
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subspacepirate Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
I cannot get it to recognize audio from any outputs, but I can get it to pick up audio from a microphone O_o
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Can you try the new update and click "reset audio settings" in the settings window?
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:icondserniuk:
dserniuk Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Love the skin but I keep getting an error Frost.lua:29: attempt to index field"?" (a nil value) 
Seems to be causing some high cpu usage. Thanks again and sorry if I am just being dumb.
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Can you try the new update and click "reset audio settings" in the settings window?
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MyOwlbeast Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
This is definitely my favorite music visualizer and I have gotten it to work flawlessly every time. The only thing I would love to edit is the color to change as the peaks get higher but I haven't figured out if this is possible.
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alatsombath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I tried including dynamic color changing, but it hurt performance too much
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Blackstern15 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2016
Hey, great work! I love the visualizer. But I have a problem with the clone. I use 2 vertically visualizers which one of them is a clone. Everytime I open a program (most times a game) in fullscreen the clone starts to change its position by about 10-20 pixels. I tried to change it back in Rainmeter but the new position is fixed. The position it normally has is 3540 (highest possibly position) and after the bug it's something about 3530 which means that there is a little gap. Can't set it any further than the new position (3529 is possible; 3531 isn't). There is a way to reset it by opening the Frost options menu and clicking on the tabs "audio/extras/etc." often enough because that changes the position as well. After some time it will be setted back to the original position. 

I am really not into programing and hope you can help me with my problem.

Cheers

Black

Edit: Aah damn. Nevermind found a easy fix. Uncheck in Rainmeter the option "Keep on screen" for the visualizer. The only thing I didn't try till now -_-
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:iconvoide72:
Voide72 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Great Job! Just wondering if the delay can be fixed even on 0 ms attack speed there is a noticeable delay it can be noticed on the bass end of the bar very clearly.
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
The new update should be more responsive, don't forget to click "Reset audio settings" in the settings window
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:iconvoide72:
Voide72 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
If anybody has any recommended settings I would like to try them out, thanks!
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:iconbeq24:
beq24 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Perfect skin +fav :happybounce: Rage I am a dummy! Love La la la la Clap 
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baoanhbuinguyen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
PERFECT - THAT'S AMAZING - THANK YOU VERY MUCH <3
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sexyperfection Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
no matter what I try I can't get the visualizer to even show up, any help is appreciated 
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:iconalatsombath:
alatsombath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
There are some some new tips posted in the description, hopefully they may help
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:iconvoide72:
Voide72 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2015
remember to make sure Rain-meter's volume is on and above 1% otherwise visualizers won't do anything.
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Ntzprst Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
I am so thankfull for your latest update. The perfomance improvement works great for me. Great skin!

Do you think a color fade from bottom to top is possible? 
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alatsombath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Not at the moment, this would cause visible pixelation at the top
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seihakrith Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect ! This is a piece of gem <3
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