JONATAN WALLMANDER HAS been reading the INQ ever since Mageek took it online, but the lad also grew tired of all those slow visuals that come bundled with MP3 players on the market.
As usually happens in our industry, if you're bored with something, you will go and change it or make something new.
Jonathan's answer to visual plug-ins inside bloated players is named VSX Ultra or VSXu, and latest version is 0.1.16 beta, visualiser that listens to the soundcard itself. With this move, VSXu Player module is compatible with every media player out there.
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We tried starting VSXu while Media Player, WinAMP and Real Player were running every time - VSX would correctly start its own visuals and you could enjoy in OpenGL goodness. This app did not significantly load any of our CPU cores, a welcome change from mis-programmed apps that lock one core to 100% while changing songs.
11% CPU utilization during song change and extremely fast response time - that's a visual plug-in!
This visualiser also sports support for two independent monitors for VJ purposes - usage of two graphics cards is recommended (disable the SLI/Crossfire and just run the VSXu).
Anyway, we would wholeheartedly recommend that you go and download the app, and see for yourself is it worth it or not. Use our complementary L’Inqs below. µ
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