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Using WinAmp Visualizations as the Windows Desktop background!

Using WinAmp Visualizations as the Windows Desktop background. This won't work on all computers as some just don't have good enough video cards. It should work on any Windows version later than Windows 2000, not including Windows Millenium Edition (Win Me). There is a video download below also.

Open WinAmp.

Click on "View", then "Visualizations", and once that's open, RIGHT click and choose "AVS Editor", then "Settings".

Now choose "Display", check the box for "Overlay mode" and "Set desktop to color".

Slide the "Windowed performance" slider to the higher framerate(left).

Check the box for "Pixel doubling[half resolution]" - This one, don't check if your video card is the baddest in the land and you'll get the full, smooth look, if you just have one that's pretty good, go ahead and check it and the video will look better and faster.

Now back to the "settings" and now choose "Fullscreen".

Double check your "Fullscreen video mode:" to make sure it matches what you have your monitor resolution set to. This could be set lower than what you have yours set to, but NOT higher.

Check the "Pixel doubling".

Back to the settings and now choose "Presets/Hotkeys"

This one is personal preference, of course, but I like to have the different presets change a little more slowly than the default setting. I set mine to 20 seconds, but you may like yours faster or slower. There is a button above that which will let you choose specific presets. I leave mine set on All and it mixes them up pretty well.

At this point you can close the AVS Editor. I usually "Detatch Visualizer" from the main WinAmp window. Once you minimize WinAmp you should see that the desktop is now the visualization(In the video it won't show up due to the capture software).

The video you can download the 10MB AVI here, and the .txt file here (right click and save as or just copy it).