Hmm, I think you may have misunderstood.
Load winamp, and play from LINEIN://. The vu-meter goes wild, it monitors the input.
Now play from LINEREC://. Nothing, zip, nada.
Forget the SHOUTCast DSP plugin, I spoke about that because that was the cause of me trying to fix this. But LINEREC:// works perfectly well without the SHOUTCast DSP connected to a server, so it's pretty irrelevant.
I know what you mean about it being binary when it hits the DSP plugin, and yes, you're right. But regardless, it's still waveforms when it goes in through the LINEREC:// plugin, and therefore a vu-meter should work. Hence my original statement:
>, it seems that LINEREC:// input does NOT trigger any >visualisation plugins
I re-read my original post, I mistyped something. Where I said
>Plugins don't respond the the SHOUTCast DSP
I meant to say "dont respond to the SHOUTCast LINEREC://".
Anyway, I kinda found a solution. It seems the stereo linrec plugin I had was screwed in some way. I re-downloaded a new version, and it popped up an input dB meter. It sucks, but it does the job.
But anyway, my original point still stands. The LINEREC:// plugin doesn't trigger a visualisation plugin.
Nullsoft, are you listening?