VizKit is a basic, open source visualizer plug-in for iTunes.
It is a cross-platform (Mac OS X/Windows) samplework.
The visualization is implemented with OpenGL.
The main features are:
- Album cover artwork texture generation
- Unicode anti-aliased texture of the track title and lyrics
including custom font loading
- Configuration dialog with about info
and font menu
- Automatic notification on screen if update is available online
The distribution contains a project directory for Apple’s Xcode and a separate directory for Microsoft’s Visual Studio.
The source code files are shared across the projects.
VizKit requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and above.
On Windows the source files can be used on Windows 2000, Windows XP and above.
iTunes Version 10.4 (or greater) is required.
The Making of VizKit
Cookbook instructions and background information
Documentation of classes and methods
This project is also set up at sourceforge.