Musical Colors
Musical Colors (Colors In Motion)

The Musical Colors visualization, set to the "Colors in Motion" preset.

Versions Available in: 7, 7.1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Current Status: Former/Current Visualization
Developed by: Averett & Microsoft
Years Available: 2000 - Present
Random Preset: No
Related Visualizations: Blazing Colors, Color Cubes, Eclectic Colors, Picture Viz, Plenoptic, Pulsing Colors, Royale Noir, Trilogy
Full-Screen Controls: No (WMP 7 and 8)/Yes (WMP 9-12)

Ice Crystals, a preset from the visualization Musical Colors.

Musical Colors is a visualization of twenty-one presets created by  Averett & Microsoft. It is one of the oldest visualizations on Windows Media Player, and the visualization first appeared in Windows Media Player 7. There are two different versions to this visualization.

Musical Colors also has a large collection of "sister" visualizations in the Musical Colors Family. Shockingly, later on starting with the Windows Media Player 9 and 10 Series, Musical Colors had disappeared. This occurred because It had certain issues with certain video cards. Fortunately, it can be reinstalled by following these steps below. Musical Colors is the only downloadable visualization left remaining.

Musical Colors File and Installation

Windows Media Player Visualizations are made by DLL files. The filename for Musical Colors, "wmpvis", is known as "wmpvis.dll". Find this file in [[1]] and copy that to "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player" Directory. If you have a 64 bit version of Windows, copy "wmpvis.dll" into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\".

For Windows XP

If you have Windows Media Player 9 Series or Windows Media Player 10 or below, Run "Windows Media Player". In your menu bar, click tools\options. In your options, those tabs will show up. Click Plug-Ins\Visualizations then you see visualizations, click add then, Navigate to your "wmpvis.dll" file. Click it and its listed!

For Windows Media Player 11 on XP and Windows Vista

If you have Windows Media Player 11, then you need to open "wmpvis.dll" with "Microsoft (C) Register Server\regsvr32.exe or you can just run regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpvis.dll".

For Windows Media Player 12, for Windows 7, 8, 10 or 64 Bit

Open "wmpvis.dll" in "Register Server" in Command Prompt Administrator mode. Once that has opened up, type in "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpvis.dll" Also, view the previous information above and use quotes.

After that, you will see this message as shown below:

"DllRegisterServer in wmpvis.dll succeeded."

Musical Colors Versions


The difference between the two versions is that version has a preset known as "WinMe 3D", and additionally, that version was bundled with "Windows ME". On the other hand, version was bundled with "Windows XP". In version, there was an unsupported preset named "Ice Crystals". "Ice Crystals" was one of the 3D presets for version, and the preset "WinMe 3D" was unsupported for version "WinMe 3D" displays colors of blue, light blue, green, yellow, and orange, and "Ice Crystals" displays shades of only light blue.


  1. Night Lights
  2. Colors in Motion
  3. Aurora
  4. Rhythmic Colors
  5. Star Power
  6. Electric Green
  7. Soft Fire
  8. Silky Wave
  9. CutOut
  10. Rolling Fire
  11. Water Spray
  12. Acid Rock
  13. Hard Rock
  14. Hot Spray
  15. Yellow Swirl
  16. Blue Flame
  17. Critter Rock
  18. Electric Rainbow
  19. Neon Highway
  20. WinMe 3D (for Windows Media Player 7 and 7.1 for Windows Millennium Edition, installable on Windows 98 and 2000?)
  21. Ice Crystals (for Windows Media Player 9-12 and for Windows XP, Windows Vista or later)