Visualizations in Media Center

#1
When I initially installed Media Center, the default visualizations worked. Subsequently, I installed some visualizations that all worked in WMP. But now when I try to view a visualization in WMC I just get a black screen.

I have checked that the visualizations are enabled in the WMC options and set them to automatically start.

Does anybody know what the problem might be?
 


#2
Does it not work this way:


To watch visualization while playing music :

  • On the start screen, scroll to Music, and then click music library.
  • Click an album, song, or playlist.
  • Click Play Song or Play Album, and then click Visualize.


To have visualization always start when music plays :


  • On the start screen, scroll to Tasks, click settings, and then click Music.
  • Click Visualization Options, and then select the Always start visualizations when music plays check box.
  • Under Show song information during visualizations, select an option.
  • Click Save.


When the music plays and visualization on, you can press +/- to switch between different visualizations.



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WMC uses 3D full screen mode, so be sure to have video and sound drivers installed.
 


#3
This is indeed what I have tried. It worked before I installed the new visualizations but now I just get a black screen when I try to start one in WMC (they work in WMP).

I have also tried deactivating all but one of the visualizations with no success.

Does it not work this way:


To watch visualization while playing music :

  • On the start screen, scroll to Music, and then click music library.
  • Click an album, song, or playlist.
  • Click Play Song or Play Album, and then click Visualize.


To have visualization always start when music plays :


  • On the start screen, scroll to Tasks, click settings, and then click Music.
  • Click Visualization Options, and then select the Always start visualizations when music plays check box.
  • Under Show song information during visualizations, select an option.
  • Click Save.


When the music plays and visualization on, you can press +/- to switch between different visualizations.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



WMC uses 3D full screen mode, so be sure to have video and sound drivers installed.
 


#4
Did you exactly try pressing +/- to try to switch to another visualization ?

You do have your video and audio drivers installed, correct ?
 


#5
Yes - I tried pressing +/- (as well as the arrow keys). I do have video and audio drivers installed.

Did you exactly try pressing +/- to try to switch to another visualization ?

You do have your video and audio drivers installed, correct ?
 


#6
Do you have any parental restrictions, is your user account administrator ?
 


#7
There aren't any restrictions. There is only one user account, and it is an administrator.

Do you have any parental restrictions, is your user account administrator ?
 


#8
I figured out how to solve the problem. I removed all of the visualizations from the registry using the instructions posted here. While I was doing this, I noticed that there were two separate folders, one called "Visualizations" and the other called "Visualisations". After this, I reinstalled visualizations one-by-one and found that the "Psychedelia Viz Pack" was causing the symptoms described above.
 


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