Oh my, I’ve got something beautiful here! What do you do with your streaming internet radio without a visualization? like Pandora? Why not hook up the audio output internally within your computer and set it up as an input for Winamp?
I regularly listen to Pandora in my living room, but with such a huge screen and nothing going on with it, I had to find a solution. I ended up downloading Winamp and configuring it to play visualizations against a Stereo Out source that I created. Guess what, it’s back to early 2000′s now, I’ve got my visualizations in my living room, with 2010 streaming internet radio!
Here’s how to do it for Windows 7!
Go to Start | Control Panel | Sounds
In the Sounds Panel, select the “Recording” tag. Then right click the white area and select “Show Disabled Devices”. Make sure that “Rec. Playback” is enabled.
Ok, now Install Winamp! Wow, like old times!!
Click the Visualizer tab and make sure you click inside the black box where the visualizations will show. Once focused, hold [Ctrl] and press [L]. This will open your input stream, here you will type: “linein://” without quotes.
Now open up Pandora. Guess what, you now have Pandora or whatever other media player visualizations! This brings me back!