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VC Player

Media controls, music players, video and animated visualizers
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eclectic-tech
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VC Player

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VC Player
Visualizer Control Player

Overview

Media player supporting NowPlaying and WebNowPlaying
Selectable Rainmeter visualizers controlled automatically to reduce system load
Automatically Deactivate/Activate selected visualizer base on media player STATE and VOLUME levels
Visualizer is active only when playing media and the volume is not muted


Features

Automatic Visualizer control (activating and deactivating)

Left or Right Icon display variants

Progress bar (left-click bar to select song position)

Album Cover
On hover Album Cover displays:
  • Title & Artist
  • Media Controls (Previous | Play/Pause | Next)
  • Volume Level (Scroll number to change volume, left-click number to toggle mute)
  • NowPlaying Player Name/WebNowPlaying (left-click to select plugin)

Custom Skin Menu
  • Edit variables to personalize
  • Open Rainmeter skin menu
  • Defined visualizer list (shows selected visualizer to control)

Miscellaneous
"No Visualizer" is the default selection
Some popular visualizer skins already defined in list
NOTE: Visualizers are NOT included; download and install those separately


Credits
ConfigActive Plugin by Jeffrey Morley and theAzack9
WebNowPlaying by keifufu, Trevor Hamilton
Ternary Script by death.crafter


History
2023.11.20 Added variants that always display Title/Artist
2023.09.11 Player name display | Renamed & resized Cover image for consistency
2023.09.10 Added #Font# variable option | Added Title Spacing (Leading/Trailing) variables
2023.09.09 Rearranged context menu items for cleaner visualizer list display (limit the list to defined visualizers) | Added instructions for editing the list in the code comments


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Icya
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Re: VC Player

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hi... So I am Kinda new to Rainmeter . I am using this music player right now but i want to make the title text not mouse hover only. so it will be permanently there . Is it possible? thanks in advance
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Re: VC Player

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Icya wrote: November 16th, 2023, 6:52 pm hi... So I am Kinda new to Rainmeter . I am using this music player right now but i want to make the title text not mouse hover only. so it will be permanently there . Is it possible? thanks in advance
Yes, it is possible...
Edit the skin in any text editor or by selecting 'Edit skin' from the skin's Rainmeter Menu.
Scroll down and locate the [MeterInfo] section.
Add a semicolon ; to the beginning of the line Group=Controls so it looks like the partial code below.
In that same section at the bottom, change the line Hidden=1 to Hidden=0.
Save the file and refresh the skin.

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[MeterInfo]
; Group=Controls
Meter=String
X=(4*#Scaler#)R
Y=(2*#Scaler#)
...
Hidden=0

Now the Title and Artist will always be displayed.
Icya
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Re: VC Player

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absolutely amazing, thank you very much :D
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Re: VC Player

Post by eclectic-tech »

Icya wrote: November 16th, 2023, 6:52 pm hi... So I am Kinda new to Rainmeter . I am using this music player right now but i want to make the title text not mouse hover only. so it will be permanently there . Is it possible? thanks in advance
Added 2 variants to the package... they will always show the Title/Artist information (not just on mouse hovering).
Download the updated package in the first post.
jimmy2559
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Re: VC Player

Post by jimmy2559 »

hii im new here..i don't know how to comment...so i downloaded this player but it isn't showing the songs i play how to use it??
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Re: VC Player

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jimmy2559 wrote: January 13th, 2024, 1:17 pm hii im new here..i don't know how to comment...so i downloaded this player but it isn't showing the songs i play how to use it??
The default 'Player' is Winamp. You need to set the 'Player' variable to match your media player.
Right-click the skin to show the Context Menu and select 'Edit VC Player variables'.
In the file that opens, set the 'Player' variable according to the instructions in that file or available in the Rainmeter NowPlaying documentation referring to 'PlayerName'.

To help further the name of your media player would be useful...