Sean Alexander

Thoughts are actions in rehearsal

Yule_Log Last week, I got two emails from readers asking if there was a way to get the old Yule Log Visualization for Windows Media Player running in Vista.  Originally released  as a part of the Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP, in 2001 I hired Frog Design to re-create the classic Yule Log that so many of us enjoyed during the holidays on TV.  The problem is the installer hasn’t been updated to support later Windows operating systems.  So today I’m happy to  unofficially release an updated stand-alone installer that works with Vista including 32 and 64-bit.

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After installing, just go to Now Playing>Visualizations>Yule Log and fire up your music (sorry I couldn’t resist).  If you want to tweak the effect, choose “Options”, then select the Yule Log Visualization and click the Properties button.  You’ll find a slider for sensitivity.

If you like the visualization, please donate a few dollars to your favorite charity.  Given the wintry weather, I’m also working to track down the original holiday skins and AutoPlaylists for WMP which I may also package up if there’s interest.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

5 thoughts on “Updated: Yule Log Visualization for Windows Media Player 11/Vista/XP

  1. Bill says:

    Thanks for this. Works great in VMC.

  2. Vince says:

    I installed the old pack on Vista a few weeks ago and the visualization is working dandy. I’m sure I might have trouble uninstalling it, if need be…

  3. anonymuos says:

    Ah…so XP holi -days..even the bonus, winter and creativity fun packs we got from Microsoft beat Ultimate Extras.

  4. Big Don says:

    Excellent warm, wood burning fireplace creates the perfect setting in a dark room with Michael Feinstein warbling in the background.
    Easily installed in Vista, 32 Home edition and a very welcome add-on…Thanks!

  5. Braden says:

    Awesome! I like it!!!

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