Cover Version
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Cover Version is an iTunes visualizer plug-in that displays the album cover artwork of the currently playing audio track with different effects: as flapping flag, rotating cuboid, kaleidoscope, with Vertigo effect, or as a sliding pane.
Lyrics of the track are displayed on top of the album cover artwork.
Artist name and track title are displayed bottom-aligned.
With the options window some settings can be customized.
  • Cover: The cover art work can be animated as a flapping flag, as a rotating cuboid, as a kaleidoscope, with Vertigo effect, or as a
What's New
Version 2.1.6:
  • Added support for Retina Mac display.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iTunes 10.4 or later



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Cover Version User Discussion (Write a Review)
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BenW9012 reviewed on 09 Apr 2014
This is exactly what I have been looking for, I play my iTunes via my TV and it is nice to know what the track is and see the artwork.

I am having problems in that sometimes it is not updating to the new track!

iTunes 11.1.5
OSX 10.8.5

Any suggestions?
[Version 2.1.6]


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xefned reviewed on 17 Sep 2013
Brilliant! I've been using a 3-year-old version of Cover Version and today thought, "Man I'd like to find something that displays the lyrics too." Searched, found this, updated. And now I have lyrics too. Cover version thrills me a 2nd time, and it's free!
[Version 2.1.6]


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Milmascaras reviewed on 19 Apr 2013
WooHoo! Latest fixes noticed and appreciated!
My fave just got improved and fixed (subtle fixes)
Scrolling lyrics have proper space breaks between paragraphs restored, and overlap problem with bottom title is even cleaner!
Thanks for making this available!
[Version 2.1.3]


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Punk Floyd reviewed on 13 Dec 2012
iTunes 11 seems to want to end the "war on artwork" begun by CD's, so I went looking for Alt solutions. I'm so thrilled to find "Cover Version". Love it, love it, love it. Your tag line should be "It's free because it's priceless". Thank you, Heiko.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 02 Dec 2012
I just installed this plugin and I really enjoy it.It is extremely well done and I love it!
[Version 2.1.2]


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Ttrtilley reviewed on 02 Dec 2012
Already updated to 2.1.2 for iTunes 11.
Very prompt, and very nice.
[Version 2.1.1]

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Ttrtilley replied on 25 Dec 2012
Oops. A new version is needed again. 2.1.2 is causing iTunes 11.0.1 to crash.
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DJSquint reviewed on 30 Sep 2012
Very helpful plugin!
[Version 2.1]


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Milmascaras reviewed on 20 Sep 2012
Mac OSX 10.8.2 & iTunes 10.7 ! Still Works!
What a nice venerable little plugin....
I still prefer the old school Vertigo effect, and whenever I activate this visualizer, it creates its own full screen space to run, and I guess I can get used to that, swiping between spaces as needed.
Remotes still control everything correctly in this mode...

No plugin from anyone can ever show lyrics from a Home Sharing library on local network, unfortunately, and that is an Apple limitation(?) that I wish I could overcome, as my gigantic library has lyrics embedded in every song.

Thank You for this!
[Version 2.0.2]


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Melman Flink reviewed on 24 Jun 2012
Just tried it with iTunes 10 on OS x 10.6.8

It crashed while I was skipping songs.

Effects are otherwise cool, but one crash and you're out in my world.
[Version 2.0]


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Mil_mascaras reviewed on 30 Jul 2011
My favorite plugin!
The 'Vertigo' effect on a 27" screen is simple but POW!
A big reason I haven't updated to iTunes 10.4x yet.
Wanted to add my appreciation for this basic & clever plugin.

Doesn't work on iTunes 10.4/64-bit nor Lion.
Developer is aware.

I will keep my eyes open for any future update, as I am putting off my Lion install for just a little while longer...
[Version 1.7.1]


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June8 had trouble on 18 Apr 2013
Warns as there'a an update on startup.
[Version 2.1.3]

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June8 replied on 20 Apr 2013
Thanks to the developer, solved the problem immediately with 2.1.4.
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Milmascaras had trouble on 01 Oct 2012
Wow, good work Imagomat with v2.1 and scrolling lyrics! I am a giant fan of your plugin, it really is my favorite.

Observation, but not a real problem, just a cosmetic issue?
In versions prior to v2.1, you would auto-shrink the text to fit the available screen size, and your usage of scrolling now results in a bigger, and more consistently readable font in lyrics. That's a very nice improvement, thank you...

The cosmetic issue: Now the lyrics are overlayed and coverup the "Track" Title at the bottom of the screen. Only a problem in songs with very many lyrics (such as anything by Public Enemy" which has hundreds of words in their lyrics).. This is purely a cosmetic issue, so I am only posting in troubleshooting section, though my review would still definitely give you 5 stars for the newest version!
[Version 2.1]


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iamaswissguy had trouble on 17 Dec 2006
I like this software. It has a classy look to it. Few requests:
This (http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/584/picture1yn9.png) shouldn't happen when a new song comes up.
Also, I would like to be able to change the opacity of the cube.
[Version 1.5]

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Imagomat (developer) replied on 19 Dec 2006
Thank you for your screenshot. The rectangles which are supposed to display lyrics and track info may be blank in case the memory on the video card is exhausted. It's not easy to detect these conditions. But as soon as there are reliable ways to detect the limits of available memory, it will be integrated with the visualizer to avoid ambiguous display states.
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Version Downloads:880
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:01 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Cover Version is an iTunes visualizer plug-in that displays the album cover artwork of the currently playing audio track with different effects: as flapping flag, rotating cuboid, kaleidoscope, with Vertigo effect, or as a sliding pane.
Lyrics of the track are displayed on top of the album cover artwork.
Artist name and track title are displayed bottom-aligned.
With the options window some settings can be customized.
  • Cover: The cover art work can be animated as a flapping flag, as a rotating cuboid, as a kaleidoscope, with Vertigo effect, or as a sliding pane.
  • Track: The font that displays track artist and title can be changed.
  • Lyrics: The text of the lyrics can be displayed centered or left-aligned.
  • Update: With "Check For Update On Start" activated, the visualizer checks whether there is an update available online when it starts to display in iTunes.


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