Author Topic: Milkdrop Visualiser Support  (Read 206068 times)

audisteezer

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This is how I got it working from scratch.


I have a portable SSD to where I installed my Music Bee Portable Version.

On My main Windows 10 PC I ran into all the problems getting Milkdrop to work but eventually with a lot of copying and pasting and back and forth it all now works. What is curious is that when I plugged my external SSD into a different Windows10 Laptop, milkdrop ran first time. This leads me to believe only the 3 files are needed to be copied to the Plugins directory. I also copied the script posted on the previous page into milkdrop2.ini file but not tried without it.

I ran the Directx web installer and copied over the 3 files (D3DX9_31.dll, D3XD9_43.dll & D3DCompiler_47.dll from my syswow64 folder to my MusicBee/Plugins folder. I believe these versions are correct and resolved milkdrop not starting as I had previously downloaded those files from random sites. I suggest checking those .dlls are exactly the right version and you should be able to start MilkDrop without the Directx Message or the Graphics Driver message. (I've had both errors on my journey to get it working!) Finally if it throws up a message about any missing files from /data then check your Data folder is in MusicBee/Plugins/Milkdrop2/Data. Hope this post helps someone somewhere. I set up an account just to share this info!
I had milkdrop working a year ago and since then a windows update corrupted my ssd and i have been installing musicbee and milkdrop again.  When i open milkdrop i get an error saying C:\Program Files (x86)\musicbee\plugins\milkdrop2\data\include fix unable to read the data file.  did you encounter this error?


Freddy Barker

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The best 9,854 Milkdrop presets selected from 52k (all fRating=5.000), released after months of testing by Jason Fletcher.
Includes preview images of each preset. The presets have been organized into 11 category folders:
Dancer, Drawing, Fractal, Geometric, Hypnotic, Particles, Reaction, Sparkle, Supernova, Waveform, Transition.

https://thefulldomeblog.com/2020/02/21/nestdrop-presets-collection-cream-of-the-crop

Best regards: Freddy


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The best 9,854 Milkdrop presets selected from 52k (all fRating=5.000), released after months of testing by Jason Fletcher.
Includes preview images of each preset. The presets have been organized into 11 category folders:
Dancer, Drawing, Fractal, Geometric, Hypnotic, Particles, Reaction, Sparkle, Supernova, Waveform, Transition.

https://thefulldomeblog.com/2020/02/21/nestdrop-presets-collection-cream-of-the-crop

Best regards: Freddy

When i try to open one of the folders by loading presets within Musicbee it crashes the whole thing when i select the folder in the presets menu and hit Enter. Does this happen to anyone else? How to avoid this? Any help?
Thanks!

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Hi DrRoboculous,

I used to have a few problems on an old PC, similar to those you mention, then I got to using this method that works fine every time...

https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=30813.msg170706#msg170706

Freddy


MC23

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Hello, does anyone know if it's possible to change Milkdrop keybindings? Some don't work since MB already uses them (e.g.: up and down arrows)


Thanks!

moment

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Is it even possible to run milkdrop on Windows 8.1 Tablet with Intel Atom (Z3745)?

I first just installed the milkdrop, then it gave me msg, that I need directx 9, so I downloaded from here as given by Steven:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35

but then, trying to start it again gave msg:
Your hardware says that it supports 0d'd'               '''''Dę' [PSVersion=0x300], but it doesn't seem to do properly - maybe your display driver is just buggy.

You might want to try updating your display driver to the latest WHQL driver from the chopset manufacturer (Nvidia, ATI, etc.).


After doing this step of installing the directx libraries, should I have both Directx 11 and 9, mentioned in Dxdiag? Because I still have there only 11 mentioned. Maybe that's the problem?

moment

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That's interesing. I've tried to install this Milkdrop on other device - HP notebook from 2020 with Intel i7 and it gave me the same message, after installing the mentioned DirectX by Steven...

dankjankem

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Whenever I alt-tab out of a video game and tab into MusicBee with the visualizer open, it crashes every time. Is there a fix for this? Thanks!

dankjankem

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The spectrum visualizer within MilkDrop appears to be inaccurate on MusicBee.
For example, here is a song on MilkDrop being played through MusicBee:

Here is the same song with the same preset on Winamp's MilkDrop:


As you can see, the song's spectrum visualizer in MusicBee MilkDrop only takes up the left hand of the screen, whereas the spectrum visualizer in Winamp's MilkDrop correctly takes up the full width of the visualizer. Is there any way to correct this so that MilkDrop in MusicBee takes up the full width of the screen and accurately reports the song's spectrum? Sorry if this was confusingly worded, if you need me to clarify I will happily do so! :-)
Last Edit: December 01, 2020, 10:55:04 PM by dankjankem

Freddy Barker

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Have a look at this thread..

https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=1796.msg171294#msg171294

I use an old laptop and couldn't get the Plugin to work......

Freddy
Last Edit: December 02, 2020, 09:54:36 AM by Freddy Barker

luckyducky

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Download this link for the visualiser zip file:
http://www.mediafire.com/?7px9a0v015avdyf

unzip and copy the files to the MusicBee Plugins folder
you should end up with
c:\program files\musicbee\plugins\vis_milk2.dll
c:\program files\musicbee\plugins\Milkdrop2\...
c:\program files\musicbee\plugins\Microsoft.VC90.CRT\...

when you start MusicBee you should see MilkDrop 2.2 in the list of visualisers
in my own testing, i did have rare cases where the MilkDrop visualiser failed with a "out of memory" error for no apparent reason. You need to restart MusicBee and all should be OK again

Some users may need to update their DirectX 9.0 runtimes:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35

thank you! I just did what was in this post and milkdrop finally worked! The version from the Musicbee Visualizers page does not work but this did. thank you

Now, to fix the sensitivity...
Last Edit: March 16, 2021, 12:53:33 AM by luckyducky