How to: Turn on iTunes visualizers in OS X Lion
If you’re an visualizer fan, you know doubt saw a pop-up warning the first time you launched iTunes 10.4 stating that one or more of the plugins you installed aren’t compatible with 64-bit mode. That said, of the dozen or so plugins tested, none would load. Here’s what to do to bring them back to life.
1. If iTunes 10.4 is running, quit it by selecting “Quit” (Command + Q) from the File menu.
2. In Finder, from the Go menu select Applications (Command + Shift + A)
3. Highlight iTunes (do not open) and from the Finder menu click “Get Info” (Command + I)
4. Click the “Open in 32-bit mode” check box and close iTunes Info window
Now, when you open iTunes, the warning will be gone and iTunes visualizers will display normally.
I’ve tested more than 10 visualizers from Multithemes, SoundSpectrum and Forest Briggs, and none run in iTunes 10.4 64-bit mode, which is a pity given that 64-bit can access more memory and is somewhat more secure than 32-bit mode.
Do you know of any 64-bit capable iTunes visualizer plugins?