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Old 20th February 2012, 12:45   #2
Nitorami
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Erlangen
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There is no control of milkdrop other than by the music itself, plus there is not much development going on. And MD2 it is NOT open source, only the old version is, but it is really obsolete and has no shader support.

I disagree on your point that it is too technical. I cannot really imagine how it could be made even simpler, in my view the programming is already far too simplified, in some areas down to "tick the box" options, which makes it easy to use but also severely restricts flexibility.

External control: If you search the forum, you'll find a few attempts to feed external info into MD via some sort of script. Amandio C made a script which as you propose continually restarts a given preset to pass on mouse coordinates or other control parameters. But I found it not really practical, and only useable with simple presets with no complex initialisation sequence. I seem to remember other attempts using the Wii, but since I haven't got one I never dug into that. You may search for it in this forum.

Your link points to AidenRigel, who made some sort of interface to milkdrop, AFAIK in visual basic and basically trapping the message queues between winamp / milkdrop / windows (I don't know much about these things). I understand that the tool would move MD more direction VJing, which is what quite a number of guys here are seeking for.
Anyway, AidenRigel aggressively praised the features of his product at many places on the Internet and tried to market it. But then he vanished, and my personal guess is that he was disappointed with the lack of resonance.
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