.MILK File Extension

.MILK File Extension

File Type

MilkDrop Winamp Plug-in Preset

Developer Nullsoft
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Category Plugin Files
Format Text

What is a MILK file?

A MILK file is a preset file used by MilkDrop, a music visualization plug-in available for Winamp. It contains text-based settings that control how MilkDrop visualizes music. MILK files can also be used with projectM, another music visualization application.

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Screenshot of a .milk file in GitHub Atom
MILK file open in GitHub Atom

Music visualization plug-ins and applications transform audio input into often-psychedelic animations that can be used as desktop wallpapers, screensavers, or videos. To transform audio input into video output, music visualization programs utilize preset files, which contain a variety of audio- and visual-related settings. For example, a preset file may specify what color waveforms appear in an animation.

MILK files are MilkDrop preset files. Using a variety of text-based settings, they determine how MilkDrop transforms audio input into animations. Different MILK files use different values for each setting, allowing MilkDrop to produce distinct visuals for the same piece of audio content.

NOTE: projectM's .PRJM files are very similar to MILK files.

How do I open a MILK file?

To use a MILK file with MilkDrop or projectM, you must place the file in the programs' presets folder (or whichever folder you use to store presets). Then, you can select the MILK file as a preset in MilkDrop or projectM.

If you want to edit the settings a MILK file contains, you can do so by opening and editing the file in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad, Apple TextEdit, or GitHub Atom.

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Updated June 1, 2021

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