MatrixJam
MatrixJam
0.0.2a

4.2

MatrixJam free download for Mac

MatrixJam0.0.2a

11 November 2003

Matrix movie iTunes visual plug-in.

Overview

MatrixJam is an iTunes visual plugin that shows the matrix code move to the song's spectral data.

What's new in MatrixJam

Version 0.02a contains a completely new matrix code renderer. Code is now 3d and thicker, blurring has been totally eliminated. The matrix code also rotates in 3d space and has different density settings. Also includes a machine world view (golden, motion blur) inspired by the latest movie. And a new disclaimer: this is NOT an EXACT duplication of the falling matrix code, but rather my interpretation. This has been tested only on a 400 MHz powerbook and Mac OS X 10.2.8.

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41 Reviews of MatrixJam

2.5
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a

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meh, blury, and get rid of the name of the program in the center.
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nostrodumbass
22 November 2008
Version: 0.0.2a
For PPC Macs only. Tried installing in my MacBook Pro(Intel)( iTunes Plugins Folder) but no go. MatrixJam does not appear in my iTunes list of visualizers. Too bad!
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Mehmeh
12 February 2006
Version: 0.0.2a
Dev deserves a cookie. Indeed very cool, and worth the download.
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4.75
Littledfgaewrg
07 February 2006
Version: 0.0.2a
Very well done. A few suggestions: The type, when in motion, is completely flat. Maybe make it a bit 3D. When adding more matrix rain while in motion, the newly added rain isn't in synch with the rest, so it's raining at a different angle. Love this visualizer tho. ^_^
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5
Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 0.0.2a
This thing is bloody great! Better visualizer than any other I've seen. It's Bullet Time for Matrix code! And, hey kids, it doesn't have that damned Apple logo ruining the experience every five minutes. What was Apple thinking? Let's make people hate our logo? Alternatively, MatrixJam was made in the pure spirit of giving. It's what you see when you take the red pill.
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5
07 May 2005
Version: 0.0.2a
This seems to be a great plug-in. Too bad that it doesn't have a PC version...
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5
Anonymous
28 October 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
Definitely the best iTunes visualizer download that I have seen or downloaded. Very cool, very fast, and the customizable options are a big plus. Highly reccommended. Keep up the good work.
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Chandler Gaynor
17 October 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
it sucked it messed up my itune visiualizer
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4.5
Anonymous
18 September 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
this visualizer is really really cool. i downloaded almost 10 visualizations for itunes and matrixjam is the only one that goes fast enough, all the others don´t go fast enough, because it´s just a imac G3 with 400mhz an os x jaguar :)
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5
Anonymous
20 June 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
The best of Matrix Itune plug-ins today. I am very impress with this plug-in, well-worth the beer fee.
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4.25
Anonymous
08 June 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
I just downloaded it yesterday and gave it a try. Since its not meant to be a full blown type of plug-in and was designed to be something simple, its quite good. Also if you set it to 3D rotation starting on the thinnest level of code, wait 10 seconds and go to the middle thickness level of code, and finally wait another 10 seconds and select the thickest code density. It makes it fly all around the screen in three different directions rather than just 1.
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4.75
Frontpage
06 June 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
A very interesting and progressive version since the first release. It didn't bother me as it seemed to bother others as far as the initial release's appearance and function was.... Unless the visualizer has no form, function or vision, I feel that reviewers should be more positive in their criticisms. I have read some rather brutal critics -- please try giving suggestions instead of simply panning or slamming someone or one's software. I'm impressed at how the iTunes visualizers work, and it's got to be rather complicated to get such visualizers to perform with any degree of decent entertainment. The ease of use is quite simple, and you see just what the visualizer does before you close out the prefs window. For value, it's free and it isn't a large file size. Very stable as well. No iTunes or other software conflict in hours of continual play, toggling from full screen to other screen size options. I like the fact that the developer has included more user- controlled preferences than the initial release. The 3-D spins and amber option is a nice touch, as well as the text options. I would like to see an option to keep the text window in one spot; sometimes when music changes, the text box pushes too far to the right, making it impossible to see the stream's name, except for having to draw down the font size. And one question, a bug I hope to pop in the developer's ear: Is there any way to add the capability of the "Matrix" code's colors to change or fade to different colors randomly? Keep up the nice work, Eric Yost. Hardware: 1 Ghz G4 Titanium; OS X 10.3.4; 768 MB DDR SDRAM; ATY,RV350M10 64MB VRAM @ 1152 x 768 full screen.
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4.5
Anonymous
25 May 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
I am personally impressed at where this is going. So far I see imagination and creativity exploding throughout this freebie. A bit choppy and a tad bit blurry. However, maybe, my eyes are just screwed. This is the best itunes plugin, (I have personally seen) that doesn't have that distracting clear line through the middle of the beautiful masterpiece (like default itunes visualizer.). If I had to choose one thing I would add to this it would have to be: a wide variety of symbols in the code, other then backwards Es and 3s. Know what I mean? Though, great job. I appreciate your time and your efforts. Keep on keeping on.
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4
Anonymous
14 May 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
looks terrific, really really nice! 3D toggle feature, song name etc... Would be great to be able to aply it as screen saver too. Great job M8 keep it up.
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4.5
Anonymous
09 April 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
I love this visualizer! it's one of the best (apple's default and volcano kit are the only other two for me) when's the next update coming??
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Anonymous
05 April 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
Why don't create MatrixJam compatible with iTunes Windows version ?
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5
Anonymous
14 February 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
Extremely well done! Would recommend it to anyone! I think I'm going to use this more than Apple's built-in visualizer. :)
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4.25
Anonymous
10 February 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
Great program. Many Options. Try "We Will Rock You" by Queen for a cool effect
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5
E3
03 February 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
One of the best iTunes plug-ins ever!! Oh, and on the note that it is not true to the movie, i personally think it is better! Runs perfectly on my G4 400 1.5gb ram, Osx 10.3.2! Thank You!!!!
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5
Anonymous
02 February 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
Absolutely great. The machine world motion blur looks cool, it'd be nice to be able to do it on the green Matrix code. I too am not concerned with things being 'true' to the movies - whatever looks cool is a good thing. I would really like to see a screen saver module! I bet this sucker will be on the Wachowski's machines by the end of the week!
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5
incentro
23 January 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
Superbly executed! Very nice work indeed. I was especially impressed with the song title info, though the rest is awesome too. It just feels very Matrix, I have no idea how you guys do these... What program do you use? Anyway, everything is very polished and one of the most stylish and relaxing visualizers out there. Nice job!
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5
Anonymous
20 January 2004
Version: 0.0.2a
A fine piece of work, especially in 3D motion mode - respect to muukke@yahoo.com and commiserations to those flash gits with 22" cinema displays !
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Brian Kendig
18 December 2003
Version: 0.0.2a
A WAY cool iTunes effect. Fix the problem with it not filling up a Cinema Display in full-screen mode, and it'd be perfect!
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Grevenx
15 November 2003
Version: 0.0.2a
It doesn't work well in fullscreen with Panther on my Apple Cinema 22" display. There is about 2-3 " of black on the right side of the screen, so it doesn't take up the whole screen. Can you fix this before tonight, we're having a party! :)
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4.75
Anonymous
11 November 2003
Version: 0.0.2a
cool. much better in almost all ways but almost a step back. it'd be nice if the code actually streamed down instead of existing as a grid. It leads to a horizontal strip of black across the middle of the screen. the rotation is awesome, i wish RedPill did that. I know it's inspired by the Matrix code, but it's somewhat disconcerting that code looks so different in this implementation. the gold code is excellent as well. you should take this into the screensaver world too. requests: a way to customize color further specify rotation direction (x, y, z) or limit rotation (not x, not y, not z) faster ;)
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5
Anonymous
03 November 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
A new version is coming (hopefully before Revolutions is out), and will be truer to the original movie and not blurry. I'm thinking of renaming it "Matrix-close to Matrix inspired but god forbid it's not exactly like the movie-Jam". If you want new features or tweaks now's the time to speak up...
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3.5
Anonymous
26 October 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Not bad, I wouldn't cal it matrix, mabye matrix inspired though !
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Anonymous
06 October 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Looks terrible as of the first build... why bother releasing this? It's blurry to no end. It only does one character at a time... which is silly... it's really not reminiscent of the matrix code in anyway but the random kanji. The code's not even thick enough. I hope this gets polished up, somehow I doubt it will.
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Anonymous
14 July 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Yes, it is correct that it does not work on a rev.A iMac, even one, like mine with a processor upgrade to 600 mhz.
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17 June 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
To Sirinus below: yes, you're paranoid. Take off the tinfoil hat. :) I'm asking a shareware fee of $0.99 so I can buy a track from the AppleMusic store, hence "Trackware" instead of "Shareware".
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4
Anonymous
15 June 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
I've chosen not to run this software, given that it states it's 'AppleMusic Trackware' - I havn't, however, investigated it - so I might be paranoid and lazy, rather than just lazy.
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Anonymous
25 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
I got an email about the plugin not working on a 233mhz imac and 10.2.6. Anyone with the same configuration able to confirm if there's a problem I need to fix? Thanks!
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Anonymous
22 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
"Pretty useless"?!? Do you expect an iTunes visual plugin to do your taxes or something? Turn off the matrix part and display 15 or so song items, heck it even shows your machine name and uptime. Very good for a first release.
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2.25
Anonymous
21 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Pretty useless and blurry, still needs a lot of work.
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Eric
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Thanks for the comments! As you've probably noticed, the alpha release is a rather loose interpretation of the matrix code. More time went into the text strings (double precision physics was probably overkill), and the next release will concentrate on speed and being truer to the movie.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Love it! Great itunes plug-in. I especially dig the track info that can be displayed. Kick ass job on the text motion.
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2.75
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Visually, this is a rather bad implementation of the Matrix falling code.
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Junpei
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Actually quite nice. Is this the first Matrix plugin for iTunes? It's an intersting idea. Runs smooth. The display strings are really neat looking.
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4
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Very nice. Looking forward to an update - just needs some tweaking to make it perfect: adjustable blurring, automatic text resizing to fit in the window, that sort of thing.
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4.25
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
In my opinion a great iTunes plug-in. I like the way the title and the other stuff is indicated.
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4
Matt
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
Cool visual! Not a "pure" representation of the matrix code but fun to watch. Best feature is really the song information, the text explodes from one position to the next between songs. And the name in the center fades out after 2 seconds.
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2.5
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 0.0.1a
meh, blury, and get rid of the name of the program in the center.
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4.2

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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