Audio visualizations is a feature in VLC which is mainly used while playing audio files. Visualizations are graphic shapes and signs that respond to the audio being played in VLC Media Player. Suppose you play a song and it has no video. Only a dark black screen is displayed in VLC Media Player. But if you turn on visualizations, you will find that the screen has been filled by some really cool moving images. These visualizations respond to the sound that is being played.
Visualizations are really cool to fill your screen with some screen saver like effect but it works as the audio plays. You can also enable visualizations for videos, but those open in a separate window. Your video screen and the visualization screen must be placed side by side in order for you to view both. There is not much point in watching visualizations alongside a video but if you want to do it you can do it. This method is useful for only listening to the audio part of a video.
To turn visualizations on in VLC:
- From the VLC Menu click on Audio > Visualizations and then select a visualization.
- You can also select visualizations by right clicking while your audio is being played. From the right click media go to Audio > Visualizations and select a visualization.
- The default available visualizations are Spectometer, Scope, Spectrum, Vu Meter, Goom and ProjectM. They all have their own style. Switch between them and select the one you like.
Turning off Visualizations in VLC:
From the same menu where you accessed visualization Audio > Visualization or right click > Audio > Visualizations click on the option that says “Disable”.