Wallpaper Engine

Wallpaper Engine

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VU Meter
Type: Web
Age Rating: Everyone
Genre: Abstract
Resolution: Other resolution
Category: Wallpaper
File Size
0.793 MB
Oct 24, 2016 @ 5:33pm
Jan 10 @ 5:41am
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VU Meter

A basic VU meter. Responsive to Audio. A bunch of configuration options included now too.

Wallpaper now supports translations. If you want to help out with translations see this topic:

For bug reports/suggestions regarding the translation site see this topic: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/discussion/786782443/1698293068430393747/

Current translations: English, Dutch ( 98% ), Chinese

Chinese Version / 中文版
Wallpaper has be updated to be multilingual . You can pick your language via Wallpaper Engines' settings panel: https://imgur.com/tsZbmWg

壁纸已更新为多语言。 如果您想继续使用中文,请将Wallpaper Engine设置更改为中文: https://imgur.com/VQnpVsR

Original Chinese version:

For other translations, please hold on until we can add translations into this wallpaper. I have done the chineese version as 80% of the users are chineese, but would like to have all translations in this wallpaper when it is possible to add them.

- Can change background color ( gradients possible )
- Can use background image
- Can alter the 2 color gradient of the "leds"
- Can alter transparency/opacity
- Can change light orientation.
- Can alter light size and bar count.
- Adjusted to FPS settings
- Adjust margins to offset from screen edge. ( currently still somewhat limited for multi-screen users )
- Toggle Normalizing the FFT data. Normalization was the default, can turn it off if you wish
- Can adjust amplitude ( seperately from normalization )
- Can hide "leds" when there is no audio.
- Can reverse audio frequences. So lows and highs will reverse.
- Added option for smoothing. This is not averaging over time, but more like a blur effect, smoothing out the peaks and valleys of the data.
- Can adjust the shape of the VU meter to match a surface in your background screenshot.
- Color Rotation option. Color rotation is based off selected colors so you can still use gradients for those.

Show me your creations!

No background images included, screenshots are just an example. https://www.reddit.com/r/wallpapers/ is where I pulled most from over the years.

Presets were ( are now ) not supported, some examples settings can be found under the wallpapers discussions: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/discussions/786782443

Positioning Explained

Not reacting to audio
Check the sticky, it mentions several reasons for wallpapers not reacting to audio.

Update notes
[Removed old notes]
Renamed "Background Gradient/Image" to a more logical "Use background Image"
The color fading use to display the full area when adjusting positioning now shows longer. Also tweaked the effect a little to use less CPU.
Added additional positioning system which should work more accurate when using a background image. This is mainly aimed to be able to copy the settings better from one system to another. I will be updating the existing settings under discussions in the coming days.
Added some extra explanations in the settings themselves around the positioning system.
Added Top/Bottom layout
Added color rotation ( cpu intensive option, but added setting to compensate for that )
Added option to animate when silent, instead of hiding or doing nothing.
"Hide when Silent" is renamed to "When silent", where you can find the animate option.
When starting music or whatever after a long periode of silence, the screen doesnt max out like it did before. The "normalization" values are reset now to instantly adjust.
Merged positioning option and autotmatically hiding settings depending on what you will be using. This also means that for the few that might have been using margin settings in addition to positioning setttings might have their vu meter reposition as from now on its either one or the other.
Added slideshow.
Fixed 2 small bugs in the slideshow
Added option to enabledisable individual slideshow transitions
Removed unused "use background image" option
Fixed bug in color rotation option that caused leds to "hang"
Fixed bug with screen center positioning in the last update.
Fixed settings not working if selected background image got removed
Added option to disable flashing when adjusting position options.
Fixed Animate when Silent animation not showing when audio was not normalized.
Updated background code to include support for a single video. This also caused some reordering and updating of those settings.
Fixed background video restarting instead of resuming where it was paused.
Fixed bug where selecting a background video while the wallpaper is paused would cause the video to be played instead of queued to be played when the wallpaper resumes resulting in unnecessary cpu usage.
Reuploaded with correct project.json. Last update included a test version not ment for public use
Translations Update
Added Left/Right option for orientation/layout option.
Fixed bug where "Image Size" option might not have been shown
Added "silence threshold" option. To be used to adjust what "silent" means and have the wallpaper ignore soft noise that some applications have.
Fixed bug where screen based positioning didn't work without an image
Modified Edge offset to allow negative values
Popular Discussions View All (34)
Jul 31, 2020 @ 2:37am
Bug with VU Meter
Jan 19, 2019 @ 2:50pm
Possible bug with reverse frequency?
Jun 7, 2019 @ 8:56am
Wallpaper Build: monitor audio (wallpaper)
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Squee  [author] Sep 6, 2020 @ 6:57am 
@新世纪手冲战士 I am not working on this wallpaper anymore except for bug fixes and translations.
France is bacon. Aug 23, 2020 @ 9:58pm 
Hey bro, I like this theme very much. Can you add other shapes of the spectrum? For example, the ring in the center of the screen. If it can be expanded to be like a music player dial, it can display the music name, and there is an interactive button for switching music, then That's awesome.
Squee  [author] Jun 24, 2020 @ 8:09am 
There is no option for that and I am not working on this wallpaper anymore except for bug fixes and translations. If you know a bit of HTML and CSS, you could duplicate the wallpaper and insert a foreground image.
icytux Jun 22, 2020 @ 2:32pm 
Would it be somehow possible to have a foreground image? Like an image that's ontop of the visualizer.

So that way it'd be possible to have cut images whre the bars are only visible inside the image or ontop of certain parts of images if we cut them right.
Squee  [author] Jun 2, 2020 @ 11:07am 
Ah, nope. The best approach would be to look into merging the 2 video files into one in that case.
Duper S May 31, 2020 @ 1:05pm 
@Squee Can I enable multiple videos at once,
So that several videos alternately play on the background
Squee  [author] May 31, 2020 @ 12:22pm 
@Duper S not sure what you mean? Could you elaborate?
Duper S May 25, 2020 @ 11:01am 
Hi, great creator, tell me, can I start the queue from the video to the background, if not, will it be available in the next update?
Summer May 15, 2020 @ 10:35am 
thanks for the quick reply man you rlly are amazing its aight its still super sick and fun to use you a real G SQUEE