A Visualization-Plugin for Winamp
etc. which supports user-definable skins (in the future)
and visualization-animations (already now!!).
On this site, X-Plugin is available as
Zip-Archives which then contain the Executables with a very
simple installation procedure.
This version 1.0.1 of X-Plugin
is no beta version any
more. The screen areas show vis-animations: X-Plugin
supports most Milkdrop presets (Milkdrop is a plugin
by Mr. Ryan Geiss). I recommend to install Geiss's Milkdrop
plugin, too, because it contains so many presets that X-Plugin
automatically will load.
Note: Since X-Plugin has its own rendering
implementation, it acts a bit different as Milkdrop does.
Especially X-Plugin does not support all features of Milkdrop.
So don't be confused if some of the presets look a bit (or
even completely) different with X-Plugin than they do with
In the other way, X-Plugin contains some features (like rendering
Spectrum analyzers etc.) which Milkdrop does not support.
- Needs DirectX 8.0 or higher
(especially for 3D animations in a future version)
- Supports hardware acceleration in all
types of graphical animations.
- Supports any number of plugin-windows
at any size and position.
- Supports Add-On-Window- and
- Supports non-rectangular windows.
Especially on Windows 2000, you can use semi-transparent
(layered) windows to smooth the edges. Unfortunately layered
windows will decrease performance dramatically. I recommend
not to enable them!
- Includes a first version of the X-Plugin
Designer Studio that allows handling Designs. In this
early version, only some few operations have been integrated.
Remarks on Winamp 5:
With Winamp 5, X-Plugin does work, but it will be shown only
if you have selected an old Winamp 2 skin for the player instead
of one of the new Modern Skins.
Beside downloading X-Plugin from winsite,
you can also get it from winamp's plugins collection here.
Note: If the download does not work,
go onto www.winsite.com,
click on the "Search WinSite" link and search for