How to Install New Audio Visualizations in VLC Media Player

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Install New Audio Visualizations in VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player has a lot of features and customization options. One of the features that can add a new level of excitement to your music-listening experience is the audio visualizations. These visualizations can display animated graphics that are synchronized with the music.

By default, in VLC there are few audio visualization effects. However, if you want to install new visualizations in VLC, it can be a bit tricky. This article will guide you through installing new audio visualizations in VLC Media Player.

Install New Audio Visualizations in VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player includes a variety of built-in audio visualizations that can add a new level of excitement to your music-listening experience. However, if you want to install new audio visualizations in VLC, you can do so by following these steps:

Step 1: Visit this link to download the VLC Audio Visualization file. It will be in .tar.gz format. So you need to extract it to get the proper files.

projectM Files Download Page

Note:- You can find a variety of audio visualizations online by doing a simple search. There are many free and paid options available.

Step 2: Once; you have downloaded the audio visualization file, extract the files from the archive. To extract the file, you can use WinRAR or WinZip. After the successful extract, the files will be located in the projectM-complete-2.1.0-named Source folder.

Step 3: Open the “projectM-complete-2.1.0-Source” folder and make sure that it has the following subfolders.

  • presets_milkdrop
  • presets_milkdrop_104
  • presets_milkdrop_200
  • presets_projectM
  • presets
  • presets_yin
projectM Downloaded Files on File Explorer

Step 4. Now copy the “presets_milkdrop” subfolder to the following location C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\Visualizations\. If you can’t find the Visualizations folder inside the VLC directory, create a new folder inside the VLC directory and name it Visualizations.

Coyping presets_milkdrop folder location

Step 5: After that, open VLC Media Player on your computer. If not installed, check our guide to download the latest version on VLC. Then, click on the “Tools” option on the top menu bar and then click on “Preferences.” Or, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + P to open the preferences window.

Accessing Preferences Option on VLC

Step 6: It will open the “Preferences” window. Click the “All” radio button at the bottom to access the “Advanced Settings” menu.

Accessing the Advanced Settings Menu

Step 7: Here, navigate to Audio > projectM and point to C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\Visualizations/presets_milkdrop, under the “projectM present path” option. Then click on the “Save” button.

A Screenshot Showing you to Change the projectM Present Path

That’s it; now play any audio file with the projectM visualization effect. For that, choose Audio > Visualizations > projectM, and it will play a random projectM visualization that follows the waveform.

Conclusion

That’s it; this is how you can install new audio visualizations in VLC Media Player. Also, make sure to check our other VLC media player tutorials. I hope you find this guide helpful. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to write them in the comment section below. I will surely reply to you.

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