I'm using iTunes 10.4 and under "menu > View > Visualizer >" there are two options, "iTunes Visualizer" or "iTunes Classic Visualizer" there's also a greyed out "Options..." menu.

The last time I used visualizer (a while ago) there were several cool visualizers to choose from like plasma shapes, and bouncing balls, and stuff. I don't see any of that here.

Where are these options? Were they removed? And why is "Options..." greyed out?


1 Answer 1


Have you upgraded to Lion?

As per this support thread it seems the extra visualizers require 32-bit mode:

Right click on iTunes.app in your Applications folder and click "Get Info". In the window that appears, click "Open in 32-bit mode" at the bottom of the "General" pane.

This is a work-around, not a fix, and I have filed a bug report with Apple.

  • Yes, I'm using Lion. Jul 27, 2011 at 20:08
  • Are there any drawbacks to running iTunes in 32-bit mode?
    – adamrmcd
    Oct 28, 2011 at 19:07
  • Don't forget that if you are already running iTunes, you'll have to close iTunes and relaunch for the changes to take effect.
    – user14963
    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:47

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