Foobar2000 is a free, extensible media player for the Windows operating system.

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Surround Field setting/plugin for Foobar2000 or Winamp?

I am currently trying JRiver Media Center 19 for playing music. There is a "Surround Field" setting in JRiver that I really like a lot, it makes the sound quality much better. I was wondering if ...
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Broadcast foobar2000's audio output as a (local) stream

My main entertainment machine is a windows 7 pc, where I use foobar2000 to listen to music. In the same network, I have a raspberry pi (with raspian), and I am curious what's the easiest way to get ...
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How change the layout (e.g. background-color) of autoplaylists in foobar2000?

A nice feature of the highly customizable music player foobar2000 is to generate autoplaylists. Autoplaylists are filtered lists of music that automatically update when you add new music to your ...
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Multimedia keys don't work in Foobar2000 when LibreOffice is in focus (Winamp is not affected)

Multimedia keys are ignored while focus is on Calc from LibreOffice. Media keys work in foobar when it's focused, also while other programs are focused. I use Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. My Foobar ...
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How to bulk rename audio files so that the file name matches the title metadata (preferably using Foobar2000)?

I have some audio files for which I used Foobar2000 to get the proper tags (Title, Artist, Album, etc), so now they have their proper titles when loaded in Foobar and other players, but they still do ...
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Foobar2000's $strstr always returns 0?

I try to distinguish between my classical music and the rest to show the composer field instead of album artist if genre contains 'Classical'. Note that I can't just use $strcmp because I use multiple ...
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Is there a Foobar2000 component that would display only the playing playlist in the Default UI?

I use 'Tabs' to display the components that I want in the Default UI. Under one of the Tabs I have 'Playlist view' and under another I have 'Playlist tabs' I use the later to keep playlists that I ...
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How to always highlight playing track in Foobar2000 playlist in the Default UI?

In Foobar's default user interface, the current playing track is signaled only by a very discreet arrow - no bold, no highlight, no different color. The only 'highlighting' happens by selecting ...
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Foobar2000 seekbar is not showing time if 'always on top' (Default UI)

A video on that - here. Showing the time when scrolling on the seekbar is an elementary feature of most audio players. But in Foobar2000 this feature was sometimes absent when using the Default ...
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Foobar2000: How to get preferences for Main Window and Notification Area?

I have multiple portable installations of Foobar2000 beside the main installation. I have tested different installations (testing different skins with different features) and lost track of the origin ...
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How to customize Foobar2000 icons (including main icon)?

Foobar2000 is a highly customizable player, but is it possible to customize its icons - including its main icon? (I don't hate it, but I might want to change it, especially that multiple portable ...
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separate library paths in folder structure view

i want to move to foobar since it has some cool features. however one thing that annoys me and i wonder how to fix this: i have an external hard drive with the complete library and on internal disk ...
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WSH Panel Mod Queue Selected Song

I'm using the default user interface and am trying to create a button to queue the selected song, the button is in a WSH panel mod running javascript. Is there a function to either (a) directly queue ...
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How to post my currently playing song to my website?

I need to publish my currently playing song info to my website. I have three media players on my desktop: Winamp, iTunes and foobar2000. I mostly listen with Winamp, and sometimes iTunes or foobar. ...
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Having Trouble Ripping Some CD's

When I buy CD's I tend to rip them to FLAC right away. When ripping I use Foobar2000 or Exact Audio Copy and enable secure ripping which uses error correction. Recently I bought a 2 CD compilation ...
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Windows 8.1 unable to play Music or the Audio from videos through Optical Out

I am having an issue with my audio output, where any music file, and the audio side of videos are not being played through my optical audio output. I am running a Realtek HD Audio device built on ...
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How to associate volume knob to foobar volume?

My laptop has a volume knob by the side and it's associated to the playback device currently used. Since I use a DAC that requires such level to be at 100%, I cannot use the knob to control the volume ...
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How can I speed up the redraw rate for the Windows 7 taskbar?

In foobar2000, I have a script for Columns UI that scrolls the song title across the taskbar button. I like it, but I wish it scrolled faster and more smoothly. I've read that the taskbar redraw rate ...
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foobar2000 library: “*.flac; *.ape” vs “*.cue”

In a huge and diverse music library there are albums of the following two types: Consisting of media files and a CUE file (most of the albums are of this type) Consisting of media files only For ...
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How to bookmark in Foobar2000

I've been using Foobar2000 to listen audiobooks for some time now and I like it very much. The only thing that I miss using this program is bookmarking feature. The plugin recommended for it is foo ...
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Elapsed time display in foobar 2000

The elapsed and total time display in Foobar 2000 with the Metro skin (download here) I use, is not aligned properly. I can't see the minutes track has played, which comes first. The time to the right ...
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How to play (sound of) flv files in Foobar2000?

Given that Foobar2000 is one of the best audio players and that there are a lot of flv files out there that are in fact mostly sound, and that Foobar already can play sound from mp4 and webm video, ...
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foobar2000 Columns UI Column Style Script

In the foobar2000 component Columns UI, there's an option to script the display appearance of each column. I'm having a hard time finding the documentation on how to change the font/color of a ...
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How to subscribe to various media players' events like pause or track change?

I want to write a platform independent library to subscribe to media player events. I want it to work on both windows and linux and want it to support as many media players as possible. Ideally I ...
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How to add a custom menu item to quickly add a custom tag

When you right-click on a track in Foobar2000 (v1.2.8) there is a context menu with the items like "Play", "Convert", "Utilities, "Properties" and so on. I want to add a custom menu item, say "My ...
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Foobar2000 on linux

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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foobar2000 couldn't play a cue file

I have just installed foobar2000 to play my new album (In a folder there are over 30 flac files, a cue file and other stuff) but it couldn't play the cue file. However, it can play single or multiple ...
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Foobar 2000 change tracks title

I need to change my audiobook track titles. In new titles I need to have some constant name and variable track number. Is it possible to solve this in foobar? If yeas then how? If no then it there are ...
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Foobar2000 keeps playing the same set of songs even if the order is random

I use foobar2000 to listen to music but I kept hearing the same set of songs over and over again. My playlist has "Still Alive" and "Pure Pwnage" which it always plays even when there is other music ...
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Can I save my Foobar2000 layout to disk?

I spent some time laying out my Foobar2000 installation, and want to be able to restore things to the same positions quickly on other machines or when reinstalling Windows. Is there some file I can ...
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Duplicate Front Boxes sound onto Rear Speakers [duplicate]

I am currently using foobar2000 which has the ability to "Convert Stereo to 4 Channels" by simply duplicating the Front Speakers output to the Rear Speakers. This Sounds really great opposed to the ...
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Foobar2000 chrome interface improvement

I recently got into Foobar2000 and while I love most things about it, I'm rather disastisfied with the ugly scroll bars, separators, and look of the default interface. Is there a way I can change this ...
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How to stop post-crash message in foobar2000?

I'd like to get rid of the pop-up message when starting foobar2000 after crash. Here are the steps to reproduce the message: start foobar2000 start Task Manager, find foobar2000 process and end the ...
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Playlists in foobar2000

I am trying my best to get used to foobar2000, but I am still missing one thing. When I play one album by double clicking the first song it automatically plays all the songs of that album. But I don't ...
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Foobar - How to exclude non-music files?

I drop my "Music" folder to foobar2000, all songs are included in the playlist, but also the other files (like album-art.jpg) are also included. When I'm shuffling, those files appear on the list and ...
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How to query Foobar to retrieve songs having length = mm:ss?

Is there a way to search in Foobar for files having length, lets's say, 3:05 [min:sec]? Thanks.
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How to jump to the current playing song in foobar?

In iTunes there's a small icon in the title frame, by which we can jump to the current playing song in the play list. I'm wondering if there is some similar way to jump to the song currently playing.
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How to enable 'playback follows cursor' / 'skip silence' in itunes?

foobar2000 on Windows has got two pretty simple, yet very useful features (at least for me) that iTunes seems to be lacking: Playback follows cursor: Playback continues at the selected track Skip ...
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How to bind F1 key in the new Foobar2000 release?

In the latest version of Foobar2000 I can't bind F1 to nothing since, when I press it, it opens the help screen. I could do it in previous versions...
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Foobar2000: any way to query whether a song is in a specific playlist?

In Foobar2000, I would like to make an autoplaylist that only shows songs that are not currently in another specific (manual) playlist. Is there any way to query for this? I imagine the query to ...
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Move Library to sidebar

I am using Foobar2000 for some time and I can't manage to do one simple thing. I wan't to put my media library to the left sidebar, over the Album art panel. For now, it works as a separate ...
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Autoplaylists in Foobar2000: Ways to limit the number of query results

Using Foobar2000, I wish to create an autoplaylist based on a query and crop the resulting list to a specific number of results. For example: [auto] Playlist of the 50 most played songs [auto] ...
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Is there a way to mute music player when playing a Youtube video?

Using Windows, foobar2000 and a variety of browsers, is there a way to have foobar2000 muted/paused when currently active browser plays a youtube video ? From what I understand, it is possible to ...
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foobar2000 with Google Music?

Is there way to connect foobar2000 to Google Music? I was looking for some add-on but to no avail.
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How do I mute foobar2000 when Windows is locked?

I find strange that my Windows 7 continues playing music it is locked. I would like that it be mute in that state, or at least that it stops/pauses the music player. How to configure it? I use ...
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Nero MP4/AAC CRC/EDC?

My MP4 library seems to become corrupt(actual file system issue) from time to time. I believe it was foobar and not the hardrive(was initial though but all tests are ok) as I saw some issue foobar in ...
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Load M3U in Windows Media Player

I've got an m3u file which only has one line (C:\Users\James\Documents\Music). When I load this in Windows Media Player, I get an error saying "the selected file has an extension (.) that is not ...
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Handling multiple artists in foobar2000

My music library consists of many collaborations between artists. At the moment it's displayed as "Artist 1 & Artist 2 - Album Name". But I want the same album to show up under both "Artist 1" and ...
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Randomly selecting albums, rather than songs, to fit on my iPod

With iTunes you can get a random list of songs synced on to your iPod until your device is full. I want to do this with Foobar2000 but have a random list of albums added until full.
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Is there media player with support of multiple genre tags

A lot of songs have multiple genre, for example a song can be jazz, electronic and vocal. I'd like to be able to find the song when I look at either of the genres. I use foobar and it doesn't have ...