That iTunes apple is sure annoying
November 13, 2005 6:17 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know a way to get rid of the white apple that appears when you start iTunes visualizer?

(I'm using Windows XP.)
posted by pornucopia to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
What, don't like being reminded that you're using an inferior operating system? ;)

More seriously, I don't believe there is a way to tweak that except for a third-party hack/plugin, and for something so trivial I dout any exist. Doesn't mean there aren't any, though.

If there is any way to add extra visualizations (also doubtful, but only because I can't find any obvious way myself) they might not have that quirk, who knows.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 6:37 PM on November 13, 2005


If you wait for about... 10 or 15 seconds it goes away.
posted by Mike C. at 6:41 PM on November 13, 2005


I'm not sure what system you're using -- Mac or Windows -- but with the Mac, you can install any number of different visualizers (WhiteCap, for example), most of which don't have the white apple.
posted by WCityMike at 6:45 PM on November 13, 2005


Does anyone know a way to get rid of the white apple that appears when you start iTunes visualizer?

I realize it's not an answer to your question, and maybe it's because I don't own an iPod, but for the life of me I can't see the benefit to using iTunes. They're piggybacking it onto QT now for windows users, which is annoying but fixable, and for what it does, it takes up a LOT of memory.

Anyone have good reasons to give it another shot?
posted by hoborg at 6:57 PM on November 13, 2005


Anyone have good reasons to give it another shot?
definitely OT, but to answer - People use iTunes because it makes managing large collections much easier (searching, sorting, smart playlists etc) than foldering files. As to why use iTunes and not another media player? - Lots of people own iPods. (Plus I always like going to a coffee shop and seeing what iTunes music people are sharing over the wireless). Previous discussion here,


pornucopia: This visualizer looks nice.
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:51 PM on November 13, 2005


The iTunes visualizer is just a branded version of Andy O'Meara's G-Force. Download it and you can get the same effects without the white Apple logo. Whitecap is another great visualizer by the same author.
posted by ijoshua at 8:08 PM on November 13, 2005


Dang. Whitecap is the correct link.
posted by ijoshua at 8:09 PM on November 13, 2005


On second review, that free version G-Force just shows another annoying logo at the beginning.
posted by ijoshua at 8:22 PM on November 13, 2005


They're piggybacking it onto QT now for windows users, which is annoying but fixable

Even easier - the Quicktime Standalone Installer link on the download page.
posted by mrbill at 10:31 PM on November 13, 2005


Once a year or so ago I, too, was annoyed by the big Apple logo that appeared in the visualizer. After a little investigating I discovered the graphic they used. I reduced it to a 1x1 pixel image and never saw it again, till I updated. I couldn't find it in the current version of the iTunes package so they may have hard coded it in or it may be elsewhere in the system. You might want to check out resexcellence.com The people there specialize in hacking the o/s. I am sure someone there can point you in the right direction
posted by amigasteve at 1:01 PM on November 14, 2005


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