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Shaker for Winamp

Ever wanted your desktop windows to jiggle around on-beat? This Winamp plugin might be for you.

Video taken from the announcement on Mastodon.


Note: These releases divert a little from the source repository. They do not open up the debug window and beat detection is focused on the low-end. I will push these tweaks to the repository soon.

modern “fluent” DLL

Tested on Windows 10 running Winamp 5.666. Will probably run on Windows 8/11 as well. Requires Visual C++ Redistributable 2015-2022.

Download v0.1 (14.8 kB)

vintage “boomer” DLL

Tested on Windows 98 SE and Windows 2000, both running Winamp 2.91. Runs on newer versions of Winamp/Windows as well.

Download v0.1 (49.2 kB)

installation instructions

Just copy the DLL file to Winamp's plugin directory1 and restart Winamp.

In Winamp, open the visualization preferences (press Ctrl-K). Select "shaker", then click "Start".

You can also start/stop the plug-in by pressing Ctrl-Shift-K. This is especially helpful when your desktop is getting uncontrollable.


shaker is available on sourcehut.

  1. Like C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins.↩︎