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iTunes visualizers SoftSkies, WhiteCap updated

28 March 2011 2,040 views No Comment

When it comes to software, you’re only as good as your users. Whether considering Photoshop or the humble iTunes visualizer, it’s just code until customers do something with it — a good stuff sample from a Sound Spectrum user is pictured above and there are more samples, real and virtual, available here.

Andy O’Meara, a.k.a. SoundSpectrum, has updated two of his most-popular iTunes visualizers, SoftSkies and WhiteCap, both of which can be purchased as either $20 (standard) and $30 (deluxe) packages. Free trials are available, as well.

Thereupon, long-time iTunes user favorite WhiteCap 5.6 (version history) is a more modest update:

Apple Online Store• Added several new Backgrounds!
• Added GIF image support

See also:
How to: Show hidden iTunes visualizer controls
SoundSpectrum rolls Winter Wonderland, Aeon iTunes visualizers …

SoftSkies 1.6 (version history) is a much more ambitious update with nearly a dozen features, including OpenGL support, and fixes baked in:

Apple Online Store• Now using OpenGL shading language instead of ARB.
• Major internal revisions and numerous fixes.
• Improved performance and visual quality at the cost of legacy compatibility.
• Added 64-bit screen saver support for OS X.
• Added support for J. River Media Center 15.
• Fixed full screen and possible hang issues under iTunes.
• Fixed RealPlayer support.
• Various fixes to full screen mode on OS X.
• Fixed hang on exit under OS X if the local network doesn’t have an internet connection.
• Now signing all executables on Windows to prevent anti-virus false positives.
• Resolved switch to full screen mode issues on multiple display device setups.

Download your very own copies of Softskies and WhiteCap here.

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