MatrixJam
MatrixJam 0.0.2a
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Matrix movie iTunes visual plug-in.   Free
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  • MatrixJam has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Eric Yost
MatrixJam is an iTunes visual plugin that shows the matrix code move to the song's spectral data.
What's New
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.
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. more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Apple iTunes.

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MEHMEH commented on 12 Feb 2006
Dev deserves a cookie. Indeed very cool, and worth the download.
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littledfgaewrg reviewed on 07 Feb 2006
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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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jul 2005
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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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Sep 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jun 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jun 2004
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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Frontpage reviewed on 06 Jun 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2004
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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Anonymous reviewed on 14 May 2004
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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Anonymous commented on 25 May 2004
YES! i would LOVE to have this as a screen saver
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nostrodumbass had trouble on 22 Nov 2008
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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nostrodumbass replied on 22 Nov 2008
Ok, Ok, I know matrixJam is five years old and is likely usupported at this point. I'd contact the developer but can't find his email address.
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Grevenx had trouble on 15 Nov 2003
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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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:11 Nov 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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MatrixJam is an iTunes visual plugin that shows the matrix code move to the song's spectral data.


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