The iTunes music player supports visual plug-ins, which produce an animation in sync with the playing music. Fountain Music is a visualizer which animates a fountain of soft particles to the beat of the music.
Fountain Music is not compatible with iTunes 10.5 and later in 64-bit mode. I do not have plans to update it anytime soon, sorry. If you installed Fountain Music already, you may wish to remove it from your system. To do so, just download the Fountain Music installer from this page, which will give you the option to remove it.
- Visualize your music with a fountainy thing.
- Change the fountain's shape. Or not.
- Control gravity. Future technology!
- Select a color scheme to mismatch your music.
- Make particles fuzzier or sharper for no particular reason.
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or later.
- iTunes 10.0 or later.
- Note: Does not work on iTunes 10.5 and later on 64-bit computers. See note above.
New in this Release (v 2.3)
- Requires iTunes 10 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- Fixes reduced frame-rate issue while playing music
- Overall smoother animation
- Refined appearance of on-screen text
- Consumes fewer resources when not activated
- Removes support for selecting full screen resolution
- New, simpler install process
- Source re-released under a BSD-style license
If you like Fountain Music...
Sure, Fountain Music is neat, but there are a number of other great iTunes visualizers out there you won't want to miss. These are a few of my favorites, be sure to try them out:
- G-Force and
- some of the original iTunes visualizers.
- apparently "the last iTunes visualizer you will ever want for". That may or may not be true, but either way it's a very nice visualizer.
- attractive visualizer which achieves some nice, subtle effects with relatively simple graphics.
Fountain Music is an open source application released under a BSD-style license. You can download the latest source on GitHub.