MilkDrop visualization database

To this day, Winamp still has some of the most jaw-dropping music visualizations via the MilkDrop plugin. MilkDrop has now been ported to other software and systems but it’s bundled right into Winamp.

I used MilkDrop for some recent projects, I have more projects using it on the way too. But I couldn’t seem to find anything cataloging the massive list of presets.

So I’ve begun one, using YouTube for the videos. Here’s the current playlist:

One Problem

There are well past 1000 great presets for MilkDrop and I couldn’t feasibly create videos for them all manually. Moreover, it was admittedly kinda tough finding a way to record them in the first place.

Solution

So, I used AutoIt to automate the process. Here’s the script I setup for the recording process using MSI Afterburner:

https://gist.github.com/Ugotsta/57b385a44039460159c7

And here’s the script I used to seamlessly loop the videos using MLT.

https://gist.github.com/Ugotsta/3496a2706e71dd46e538

I don’t have the time to go through the details right now. But I’ll gladly follow up with some details should anyone ask.

For now, here’s a link to the site I’ll be using to house the database: http://visualize.ugotsta.com/

It’s just a blog at blogger.com, it’s also kinda hideous right now. But it’s the easiest way to setup a database like this.

Cheers! 🙂

MilkDrop visualization database