Music visualization

GLava – OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for desktop windows or backgrounds


GLava adds some candy to your Linux desktop. It’s not the type of application that’s ever going to set the world on fire. But if it offers a bit of harmless entertainment, what harm can it do?

Some people find audio visualizers relaxing, stimulating, or therapeutic to watch psychedelic displays. If you fall into this category, give GLava a whirl.

OK, the software does consume CPU cycles. The windowed mode consumes 30-40% of one of the cores of a reasonably powerful i5 CPU. And that takes into account that the GPU is taking some of the load (yes, the software uses hardware graphics acceleration).

Support: Wiki
Developer: Levi Webb
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

GLava is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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