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Welcome to SoftSkies

SoftSkies is a music visualizer and screensaver that produces mood-enhancing animated cloudscapes, rich with color and realistic motion. SoftSkies features professional color design, patent-pending cloud animation, dynamic image scenery and fine-grained visual control. SoftSkies is ideal for relaxation, music appreciation, and enhancing the ambiance of any social setting.


Quick Tips

Frequent questions are answered in the FAQ and troubleshooting sections.

When SoftSkies is running, right-click (or control-click) on the SoftSkies window. You can:
  • Launch the SoftSkies V-Bar (lets you enjoy SoftSkies from other applications)
  • Switch audio input sources
  • Display the SoftSkies hotkey list
  • Enter full screen mode
  • Take screen shots

To maximize frame rate:
  • Exit background tasks (virus scanners, file sharing, system monitoring)
  • Disable audio extensions (e.g, sound equalizers, audio filters, "DSPs")
  • Disable CPU energy-saving features

Installation
    iTunes

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start iTunes.
    3. In the View menu, select Visualizer -> SoftSkies.
    4. In the View menu, select Turn On Visualizer.


    Winamp 2.x/5.x

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start Winamp.
    3. Press CTRL+K (or right click and select Visualization -> Select plug-in), select SoftSkies, and press the Start button.


    Windows Media Player

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start Windows Media Player.
    3. Press the Now Playing tab (or enter any mode that displays the visualizer).
    4. If SoftSkies does not appear, ensure that it's selected (Options -> Plug-ins -> Visualization).
    5. Note: WMP only passes keystrokes to plugins while in fullscreen mode.


    J. River MEDIA CENTER

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start J. River MEDIA CENTER and start playing a song.
    3. From the Player menu, select Display Options -> Display Plugin -> SoftSkies.
    4. Click on the Playing Now heading (upper-left).


    RealPlayer

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start RealPlayer and start playing a song.
    3. From the View menu, select Choose Visualization -> SoftSkies.


    MediaMonkey

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start MediaMonkey and start playing a song.
    3. From the View menu, select Configure Visualization.


    jetAudio

    1. Run the SoftSkies installer.
    2. Start jetAudio.
    3. Press the Visual button, select Config Visualization, and select SoftSkies.
    4. Start SoftSkies (Visual button -> Start/Stop Visualization).

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