BeComposed
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BeComposed is a Quartz composition for iTunes that MUST be used with the iVisualize plugin. When loaded on iTunes, BeComposed display the CD box of the playing album. The album cover and a bunch of informations are displayed if well set on the audio track (cf. Tags). At last, a lot of settings are available to personnalize BeComposed according to taste and computer power.

Many thanks to Frédéric Grasset, Christoph Vogelbush and Lionel Esteban for their help and informations. Thank you Maud for helping me name the composition.
What's New
Version 1.5.1:
  • As requested, the "Show CD" option (at will) is back, but you can also set the level of insertion (update 1.5.1);
  • iVisualize 1.6 is necessary;
  • new mode: Christmas!!!;
  • new presentation of preferences for a best simpicity;
  • display bug of the help panel corrected (was blinking);
  • bug of the non spinning CD and incorrect cover display should be corrected (difficult to correct because it can be linked to the power of your Mac;
  • new particles effect, in rythm, on ground;
  • default artwork updated to iTunes 7 logo;
  • you can now desactivate the spectrum on the back of the vertical CD box (as requested);
  • new ground images are available;
  • font size of informations at the bottom can be resized up to 3 (as requested);
  • "unknown" have been replaced by "not set" for some of track informations for a best understanding;
  • press the "i" key to display performance & quality informations (ideal to look at your settings);
  • the camera (Freeview) now works well and smooth. Big changements on it, try it;
  • thanks to Christoph Vogelbush for is help on Freeview. Thanks to Frédéric Grasset;
input options:
  • slider - set the insertion level for the spinning CD, 0: desactivated --> 1: default value (update 1.5.1);
  • activate / desactivate - display of performance & quality informations;
  • slider - choose beetween 11 settings of quality (to use with Show performance info);
  • activate / desactivate - Christmas mode!!! | Christmas mode;
  • choice - font size of bottom texts (resize up to 3);
  • keyboard key i - show / mask the performance & quality informations;
  • some options have been renamed for best understanding.
Version 1.5.1:
  • As requested, the "Show CD" option (at will) is back, but you can also set the level of insertion (update 1.5.1);
  • iVisualize 1.6 is necessary;
  • new mode: Christmas!!!;
  • new presentation of preferences for a best simpicity;
  • display bug of the help panel corrected (was blinking);
  • bug of the non spinning CD and incorrect cover display more...
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ver. 1.x:
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MoofTheStoof reviewed on 18 Dec 2006
Hands down the best visualizer I've seen - and I pretty much try them all. Just beautiful, works flawlessly (on my G5, haven't tried on my 1GHz G4 PowerBook), and just the right mix of art and information.

Fantastic.
[Version 1.5]


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EJ1 commented on 17 Dec 2006
It appears to be too much for my 800mhz G4 iMac. The spinning CD has a black square around it and the FPS is slow. Overall display looks great but animation stutters and album art stays the same as first song played.
Guess I'll have buy some more lotto tickets!
[Version 1.5]


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+11

Julian-Miller reviewed on 15 Jun 2006
If you are ready for a new iTunes visualiser this one is fantastic. The artwork is realistic and lots of info on each song. If you have iTunes on a mini connected to an HD screen this is essential. Amazing work and its free. The only way to understand is download and try it out.
[Version 1.4]


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+3

Christoph Vogelbusch reviewed on 14 Jun 2006
Most wonderful visualization for iTunes there is. (You might want to turn of all the messages, though.)
[Version 1.4]


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livemo commented on 26 Apr 2006
Just a word to say that BeComposed is a really great creation. It's a great work. Mr Puginier you've a work of a high quality.
[Version 1.0]


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tikilab_louis had trouble on 23 Dec 2006
I can't seem to find the "Show CD" button on this one. It says 1.5.1...
[Version 1.5.1]

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(developer) replied on 23 Dec 2006
Please take a look at the read-me file and try options... "Show CD" have been renamed to "CD position". I use the "Show CD" term on the description to remember it to people.
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tikilab_louis commented on 23 Dec 2006
I did read it, but I don't think it's 100% clear where the setting is. It says:

"slider - set the insertion level for the spinning CD, 0: desactivated --> 1: default value (update 1.5.1) | CD position; "

OK... I turned the "CD Position" slider to zero, but the "Performance info" window still says "Show spinning CD: yes", after clicking "OK" and even after a restart.

This is confusing... is it still being rendered just off the screen? That's why I thought it must be missing a checkbox somewhere. I realize now that the "Show spinning CD: yes" message is tied to the "Performance and quality" slider, which is kind of confusing in itself.

I think a simple "on/off" checkbox would make things a lot clearer... just my two cents. :)
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(developer) replied on 24 Dec 2006
"but the "Performance info" window still says "Show spinning CD: yes", after clicking "OK" and even after a restart."

Ok for that: I've just forgetten to relay the information on the "Performance info" panel. As spinning CD is also a setting for "Performance & quality" slider, the Performance info actually said "yes", sorry for the confusion. Don't worry, the Spinning CD is really desactivated when set to 0, the user setting "CD position" major the "Performance & quality" setting.
The info panel will be corrected for the next update.
It's difficult to present setting with ergonomy because I only got one way to do this: 1 colomn, x raws and I need to take care about little resolutions screens...

Meanwhile, I hope you'll continue to enjoy BeComposed. Have fun, Merry Christmas.
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Downloads:6,395
Version Downloads:2,996
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:20 Dec 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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BeComposed is a Quartz composition for iTunes that MUST be used with the iVisualize plugin. When loaded on iTunes, BeComposed display the CD box of the playing album. The album cover and a bunch of informations are displayed if well set on the audio track (cf. Tags). At last, a lot of settings are available to personnalize BeComposed according to taste and computer power.

Many thanks to Frédéric Grasset, Christoph Vogelbush and Lionel Esteban for their help and informations. Thank you Maud for helping me name the composition.


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