I just installed foobar2000 on a new computer and encountered something that I once fixed, but now have forgotten.

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This is from the list overview. Now, all albums are mentioned. What I am used to is a list of the artists, which you can open to view their albums. Not like this where the albums are already shown.

Can someone please tell me where I can find the setting for this(and how to achieve the format I want?)


Which foobar version are you using?

I'm using in Wine in an openSUSE machine. I can just set this behavior by the interface itself like in this image:

Foobar view artist

You can change your interface to show this option in in File->Preferences->Display->Default User Interface->Theme Management->QuickSetup.

  • Yes, that did the trick. I simply forgot that option even existed... – KdgDev Sep 21 '09 at 21:05

Or best you can create your own order with title formatting in the "album list" (or "album list panel" if you use columns ui)

file > preferences > media library > album list (panel)

for example here is mine for alphabetic order / artists / album / cd / tracks list:

$if(%various%,~Various Artists|$if(%album%,'['$replace($left(%album%,1),1,#,2,#,3,#,4,#,5,#,6,#,7,#,8,#,9,#,0,#)']'|%album%$if($meta(album artist), - $meta(album artist)),~No Album[|%genre%])|[CD%DISCNUMBER%|][%tracknumber%. ]%artist% - %title%,$if(%album artist%,'['$replace($left(%album artist%,1),1,#,2,#,3,#,4,#,5,#,6,#,7,#,8,#,9,#,0,#)']'|%album artist%|,~No '('Album')' Artist|)$if(%album%,'['[%date%]']' %album%|,~No Album|['['%date%']' ])[CD%DISCNUMBER%|][%tracknumber%. ]$ifgreater($meta_num(artist),1,[%artist% - ],[%track artist% - ])%title%)

but it's dependent of how you tag your mp3, and it could be less complex like the default one, "by artist"

%<artist>%|%album%|[[%discnumber%.]%tracknumber%. ][%track artist% - ]%title%

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