I must have been blind I couldn't see it in the list (probably was looking for a capital P ) but found it nowPulse 1.02 - c:/Program Files (x86)/Team MediaPortal/MediaPortal/MusicPlayer/plugins/visualizations/Sonique/Pulse
According to your logs pulse should have been started properly:
[2014-07-12 13:24:41,078] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - BASS: Creating visualization... [2014-07-12 13:24:41,081] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - Visualization Manager: Closing current visualization plugin... [2014-07-12 13:24:41,082] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - Visualization Manager: Visualization plugin close not required - nothing loaded [2014-07-12 13:24:41,082] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - Visualization Manager: Creating new Sonique visualization... [2014-07-12 13:24:41,085] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - Visualization Manager: Initializing pulse v1.02 visualization... [2014-07-12 13:24:41,098] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - GUIMusicPlaylist: Default Playlist loaded [2014-07-12 13:24:41,131] [Log ] [MPMain ] [DEBUG] - BASS: Create visualization succeeded
When i set pulse to be the default, this is what i see:
But no clue if that's really pulse (but my logs show the same as yours).
So i started testing several Bass visualizations, since those display the name on the bottom, and every time i enable fullscreen vis (after changing the default vis in config), it starts with the correct visualization. This confirms it's working for BASS visualizations at least, so maybe the Sonique vis isn't 100% correct, and therefor fails?
But... if you both are 100% sure this worked prior to 1.7.1 then we have might regression from a change longer ago.