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

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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 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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Stop foobar2000 from grouping together MP3 and FLAC files on the album list

I have lots of albums in two formats, MP3 and FLAC. On the album list I need foobar to stop collating tracks together if they're different formats. For example on the album list if foobar detected ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Filtering in foobar2000 (show .flac if available else other format)?

I would like to know if it is possible to filter albums with conditions in foobar2000. Here's an example. For this artist I have an album twice, one is in flac and the other one is in mp3, I like to ...
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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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View time elapsed in foobar2000

I am using foobar2000 music player. How can display the time elapsed of currently playing song?
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How to backup and restore everything of foobar2000?

What is the best way to backup and restore all my everything in Foobar2000? I was once clicked on a "Reset all" button which provide somehow a stupid feature - clear all setting and playlist. The ...
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How to restore the special playlist in foobar2000 that shows all songs selected in Album List?

When I first installed foobar2000 years ago, there was a feature I really liked - one of the playlist tabs reflected live whatever is selected in the Album List panel. For example, if you clicked on "...
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How do you manage multiple parallel music libraries?

I have a main music library containing ripped lossless files (in WMAL for now) and original downloaded MP3s, AACs, etc. I also have a couple parallel libraries that contain the exact same set of music,...
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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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How to see only specific folders of the media library in the Foobar2000 library viewer?

I want to start using the media library feature of foobar2000 v1.0 and added one music folder, which contains a couple of subfolders with music of different albums. I restricted the filetypes to *.mp3;...
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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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How to move tracks from one foobar2000 playlist to another?

I like to maintain several playlists in foobar2000, moving entire albums from one playlist to another. I typically do this by selecting an album and using Utilities -> Send to playlist... to select ...
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Foobar2000 music overview

I just installed foobar2000 on a new computer and encountered something that I once fixed, but now have forgotten. This is from the list overview. Now, all albums are mentioned. What I am used to ...
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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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How to associate multimedia keys to Foobar2000?

I have a Logitech Internet Pro keyboard, which has the multimedia keys for Media (to launch player) and Play/Pause. How do I associate these keys to launch Foobar2000 and play/pause the song it is ...
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How to play all media in the library in Foobar2000?

I configured my Foobar2000 to monitor some folders for media. How to play those folders? I'm not finding the button....
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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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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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Is there any way to stop music when locking the screen?

I use Foobar2000 on Windows and I would like it to stop playing when I lock the screen. How to do that? There is a previous thread that answers that for linux.
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Edit replaygain info (advanced) option missing in foobar2000

When I right-click on a file in foobar2000 and select ReplayGain, there are four options: Scan per file Scan single album Scan by tags Remove info What I do not see is Edit replaygain info (...
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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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Moving foobar2000 to another drive (+ cant listen to previous music, + global hotkeys not working all the time)

I have foobar2000 as well as ALL of my music on I: drive. Now if I would simply copy all my music along with foobar to my C: drive, my music wouldnt be played as foobar2000 would read it I:\something\...
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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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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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Is it possible to set my media keys to control ONLY the media player volume (not system volume)?

I have a Logitech G110 keyboard. The volume scroller on my keyboard controls both my system volume and the volume of whatever media player is running at the time (currently Foobar). Is it possible ...
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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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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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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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Get track name in foobar with WSH Panel

I want to have something that speaks the name of the currently playing track in foobar, best I could come up with is using WSH Panel to launch a powershell text to speech script, however I can't get ...
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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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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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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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How to query for file names starting with specific combinations of letters on foobar2000?

Went through the query syntax wiki but could not figure this one out. How do I query file names that start with a specific combination of letters, for instance, finding file names on your library ...
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foobar2000: query if specific files exist in track's directory

In my library there are files like .lrc files (Lyrics) or album art files (various .jpg files) next to the music files: I am trying to create a autoplaylist where I want to list tracks which have a ...
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Automatically copy foobar2000 playlist content to specified folder at specified times?

so Foobar is an integral part of managing my entire music collection. I have it setup to automatically boot and run as a UPNP renderer/server etc. I have BTSYNC setup to mirror my collection with my ...
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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 subscribe to various media players' events like pause or track change? [closed]

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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Adding a file to a foobar playlist without switching to that playlist

My playlist creation process looks somewhat like that: Open a new playlist Filter nice music from my library ('Filter Results' playlist) Drag a file from the filtered list to the new playlist Switch ...
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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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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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How can I display AlbumArt in the foobar2000 notification balloon?

I'm using foobar2000 1.1.6 and Columns UI 0.3.8.6. Is there a way (e.g. using variables) to display AlbumArt for the currently playing track in foobar2000's notification balloon?
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Reordering context menu items in Foobar2000?

I read somewhere that context menu items in foobar2000 could not only be enabled/disabled, but also reordered in "Preferences: Context Menu". Perhaps I'm missing something, but I can't for the life of ...
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Search Foobar library by codec or filetype?

Is it possible to return matches of a codec or filetype? Example use case: I want the FLAC version of an album name "foo", but I have the FLAC and AAC version in my library. At the moment search ...