Windows 10: Can additions be made to Media Player Visualizations?

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  1.    02 Nov 2017 #1

    Can additions be made to Media Player Visualizations?


    I've just discovered the Visualizations feature in Windows Media Player when playing music. In one place, there is a download button to supposedly download additional visualizations. When I click it, nothing happens. I've also used Google to try to find downloads from other sources, but either come across dead links, or ones made for other programs.

    Does anyone know of a place where I can download (for free) additional visualizations for Windows Media Player?

    BTW, I'm using Windows 10 on a Dell laptop computer.
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  2.    02 Nov 2017 #2
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  3.    02 Nov 2017 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    I actually just checked this out before editing my post to take out the VLC player request. In the comment section of the link, people were saying that it doesn't work with Windows. So far, all the other sites with visualization downloads aren't for Windows either. It seems to be a common thing with specialized downloads or functions that they aren't for Windows, but rather Mac or one of the Linux versions.
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       02 Nov 2017 #4
    Last edited by Gordon7; 02 Nov 2017 at 18:00.
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  5.    02 Nov 2017 #5

    Delly10 said: View Post
    I've just discovered the Visualizations feature in Windows Media Player when playing music. In one place, there is a download button to supposedly download additional visualizations. When I click it, nothing happens. I've also used Google to try to find downloads from other sources, but either come across dead links, or ones made for other programs.

    Does anyone know of a place where I can download (for free) additional visualizations for Windows Media Player?

    BTW, I'm using Windows 10 on a Dell laptop computer.
    Visualizations for Windows Media Player
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  6.    03 Nov 2017 #6

    Thank you, Edwin, and also Gordon 7. I'll save the link and try again. I'm not on my laptop right now, so I'll have to wait until later. I hope it's not the same link as I was going to before. When I originally clicked on the button to download more, I believe it tried going to a microsoft support page, but then nothing happened. I think the "Look for visualizations on the web" button Gordon7 showed at the bottom of the image is what I clicked and got nothing. But I'll try again using the web address directly.

    EDIT: I just tried again to do it using the computer I'm on. I started up a song on Media Player, then right-clicked and then on the "Visualizations" fly out menu, I clicked on "Download Visualizations". Here's an attachment of what I got:
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    But when I get back on my laptop, I'll try going directly to the sites you guys gave me. I was able to get to it already with my current computer. I even was able to download a few files, but others wouldn't allow it. I haven't been able to use them yet. I guess they have to install into Media Player. I don't have administrative privileges on the computer I'm on now. I just have a flash drive hooked up to it to save the visualization files.
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       03 Nov 2017 #7

    If you use IE or Edge, then make sure you set the site up in Internet settings as a Trusted Webpage!

    I use FF (or Pale Moon):

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  8.    04 Nov 2017 #8

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    If you use IE or Edge, then make sure you set the site up in Internet settings as a Trusted Webpage!

    I use FF (or Pale Moon):

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    I'm using Chrome. Do I need to set that up in any particular way?
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       04 Nov 2017 #9

    I don't use Chrome, but you must turn JavaScript ON to access link's and for downloading the plug-ins
    and for the Microsoft site to function as it should.

    Microsoft is a Trusted site. JavaScript can be turn both OFF and ON in Chrome settings.
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  10.    05 Nov 2017 #10

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    I don't use Chrome, but you must turn JavaScript ON to access link's and for downloading the plug-ins
    and for the Microsoft site to function as it should.

    Microsoft is a Trusted site. JavaScript can be turn both OFF and ON in Chrome settings.
    Well, I used Chrome and it seemed to work. Not all of the downloads worked though. Some simply directed me to another site to install something else, and one of them installed on my computer but doesn't function. It was the one that had by far the most options too. Oh well. At least I got some new visualizations to have something different.
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