I could have sworn I saw this mod on this website, but i can not find it. Perhaps someone out there could assist me? I saw this awesome mod where someone wanted to put a 4"-5" screen on the front of their G3 to display their itunes visualizer. I was hoping to read up on this mod so I could either do the same or improve it a little. I have a 800 mHz G4 that I want to set up as my mp3 server. So this mod would make sense to me. Thanks a lot to anyone who can point me in the right direction.
I would assume so since this mod I'm thinking of had that going on. I think I also remember someone at work (we have lots of dual displays) doing the visualizer and it only went full screen on one of the screens.
Well, if you look at the mod challenge entries from this year and check out my b&w->w&b entry you can see at least one way to insert a 4" screen into a G3 case. I have the primary monitor on a KVM switch so I wanted some feedback when the primary monitor was in use for something else.
As for running the Vis in full-screen only on one screen, I'm not aware of any way to do that via any normal set of commands. However, you can 'simulate' the effect by simply sizing the iTunes window just slightly larger than your in-case monitor, then run the visualizer in windowed mode and position the window such that only the center portion is visible on the secondary monitor. You'd then need to control iTunes with some other application, of course.
The other option would be to make your own visualizer. It simple enough to obtain the status of iTunes to get song titles, etc. Grabbing the audio stream and applying an appropriate viz to it will be a little more challenging, but doable.
I started looking at things like this for mine, but after Tiger have pretty much defaulted to running 'full time' dashboard widgets there...
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