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Does anyone successfully run Foobar2000 on linux ( under Wine ) ? Are there any alternatives with a similar philosophy, and maybe even with the ability to use the Foobar2000 plugins ?

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on how to improve the looks of foobar2000 and other windows applications under wine - look at this answer here – cipricus Jul 16 '13 at 10:32
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There are lots of audio players on Linux that are similar to Foobar. You might like Amarok or Songbird.

However to get Foobar2000 running under wine, it looks like all you need to do is use winetricks to install needed fonts. This forum has instructions.

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(+1) Thanks. The forum link was helpful. I think it might be a bit outdated, but it's the best I could find too. – nagul Sep 6 '09 at 16:56

Amarok is the closest I found to Foobar on Linux.

There's nothing that can use Foobar plugins that I know of.

I haven't run it under Wine personally but people have reported it seems to work pretty well.

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deadbeef is a nice little clone of foobar2000 for linux. Its got a very similar UI, and its own, admittedly limited plugin system - you can get plugins here here and installation instructions for those here.) It does have the clean, basic layout I'm used to.

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with the 'file browser' plugin, it can access a large media library and stay as light as before (and in this respect it behaves better than foobar, which gets somewhat heavier than before when monitoring a large music media library) – cipricus Sep 2 '13 at 9:16

foobar2000 works perfectly in Wine, with addons.

Regarding fonts/appearance, look here - for Linux alternatives, here.

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