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Lance Mcvickar Level 1 (100 points)

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. One thing I really liked in itunes was the multiband eq meters, it brought some movement to

a now non moving interface. It be nice if there was a visializer with peak meters to replace what seems to be gone forever.

If I'm missing something please tell me or if anyone knowa of a visualizer with meters and remandation woudl be great.

Sad to see it go that's all, guess I will submit my woes via feedback, other wise itunes 11 seems like a ok facelift.

Also can't seem to play the viualizer in the itunes window anymore and the options are greyed out, when you run the visualizer it goes full screen

just like a full screen app and blacks out your other monitors, not great, so no visualizer unless you go full screen. It be nice if it at least would spand across multiple monitors instead leaving the other monitor black and usless.

Seems you can now stream your purchased songs from the cloud without downloading them which is a plus.

Aonther plus is you hit the green button and itunes window fills your screen, ckick again and it goes to a smaller size.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 16gigs ram, running three montitors
  • firm_caboose Level 1 (0 points)

    no bueno

  • AntAppleToTheCore Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I too was disappointed by this.


    I do remember Apple taking this away in an earlier version of iTunes and then re-instating it with the next version, so you never know. From a technical point of view, it is useful, especially now we can set our preferences for EQ for each track (another nice feature). It's good to be able to guage the level of impact as we adjust settings, which is what the meters were invented for in the first place.


    I'm guessing the new and very nifty mini-player has precluded the insertion of the EQ meters. Here's hopig those clever OSX peeps can get their heads around a solution ...


    C'mon Apple, you know you want to. We certainly want you to ... ;-)

  • VeryPuzzled Level 1 (5 points)

    They just changed the keyboard shortcut for the windowed visualizer.  Ctrl-cmd-f rather than cmd-f.  Hope this helps.

  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 (2,655 points)

    It's in the window menu:

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  • VeryPuzzled Level 1 (5 points)

    The op was referring to the moving pseudo-visualizer that could be viewed on the mini player and at the top of the itunes window.  EQ meter wasn't the best way for the OP to phrase it, but he was not referring to the equalizer.  (I've been using a windowed Cubism instead of that myself.)

  • Lance Mcvickar Level 1 (100 points)

    Yea I am referring to the muli band peak meters not the multiband E,q sorry for not making it more clear, the meters used to show up when you clicked once on the top window that showed the song name and the playback bar with track time counter, when you used to click on that area in iTunes  it would switch to the peak meters. I will check out the visualizer thanks. But if it only runs in full screen mode now it won't be a great replacement for what used to be there.

  • VeryPuzzled Level 1 (5 points)

    That visualizer works just like the ones already installed with itunes.  control-cmd-f switches between a fullscreen and windowed visualizer.  Still takes up the whole iTunes window though.  The new mini-player does let you search songs while the windowed visualizer is running, so not a complete loss.

  • MacRevival Level 1 (0 points)

    You can also use the Visualizer plugin: LED Spectrum Analyzer found at


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  • Lance Mcvickar Level 1 (100 points)

    Cool thanks, will install the meters above, and glad to here you can still run the visualizer in windowed mode, will check it out later when I get a break.

  • jesus h christ Level 1 (0 points)

    84mb of bloatware just to play mp3s and they can't find a way to keep the EQ in there.... ok Apple.

  • masoste Level 1 (0 points)

    So it looks like it's gone, no sign of coming back, and any visualisation plugins that might even be close hides the playlist. That's pretty terrible. 

  • Saul T Nuhtz Level 1 (0 points)

    No having the peak meters in the standard iTunes interface is very disappointing.  I too thought I was missing something.  While I'm glad to see in this post that I was not missing anything I am very frusrated that Apple decided to remove this feature.  It seems like iTunes becomes more and more oriented towards looking pretty than being a fully functional audio file handler with every release.  At least they added a miniplayer, something WinAmp has had ever since the dawn of time.


    Bring back the peak meters, Apple!!

  • malfromcessnock Level 1 (5 points)

    Sorry but I wanted to get an equalizer able to improve the shtty sound.


    I'm not after pretty; rather a graphic equalizer to add BASS and Treble with various plugin effects - know where I can get that?

  • VeryPuzzled Level 1 (5 points)

    That's a different question, mal.   iTunes still has a built in equalizer.  If that doesn't do it for you, audio hijack pro can use the plugin effects you were talking about as well.

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