Questions tagged [foobar2000]

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

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Is there some way to make "file rename/move aware" foobar2000 playlists?

I want to carefully construct a great playlist in foobar2000. It's not hard at all. The problem is that I expect to move around and rename those files in the coming "many years", and if I do ...
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How to disable foobar2000's "Total time played" feature?

It can be seen in File > Preferences > Playback window. For me, it's just a waste of resources. I checked even File > Preferences > Advanced > Playback and found nothing. Maybe to edit ...
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Foobar2000- How to quickly switch layouts created using ColumnsUI

I started experimenting with the latest Columns UI. It lets you create multiple Layouts but I cant seem to figure how would I go about quickly swapping layout in the future? The only way I seem to ...
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foobar2000 Columns UI - Disable editing song titles?

I keep single clicking the titles in my foobar2000 playlist. I'm using Columns UI. Is there any way to disable/lock the titles (and other fields) from being editable? I'm using it in a live ...
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How do I make only *one* specific playlist have "shuffle play order" in foobar2000?

For many years, I used Winamp. I almost always had the "Shuffle" checkbox checked. Since I switched to foobar2000 about ten years ago, my music listening pattern has changed completely. 99....
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Backup Wine configurations in Linux

I am using Foobar2000 under Wine in Linux with a specific setting for its default user interface (colors, a msstyle theme) which is rather difficult to make each time with winecfg. On a new Linux ...
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How to show total time of highlighted tracks in status (more than 1) in Foobar 2000?

I am using Foobar 2000 and this my status bar : %codec% | %bitrate% kbps | %samplerate% Hz | %channels% | • %playback_time%[ ~ %playback_time_remaining%][ = %length%] I would like to add on the right ...
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How to override a program that doesn't remember last window dimensions, position?

My Foobar2000 doesn't want to remember the window position and dimensions, whenever I start the program again I need to snap the window again. Minor annoyance in an otherwise perfect HTPC, sure, but I'...
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Foobar playing too fast in linux wine (pulse audio alsa underrun error)

When running multiple apps under heavy cpu and file transfer load (like rsync), foobar starts playing very fast (like 10x speed).
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Multiple tracks playing at once in foobar2000?

I often have the urge to play a non-lyrical melody in the background, with its own volume meter, and then also start a completely different song with lyrics and have it on as the main background music....
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foobar2000 usage of id3 rating tags

foobar2000 seems to be mapping %rating% tags to the id3v2+ tag using POPM with the value of "POPM:Windows Media Player 9 Series", and remapping values (1,2,3,4,5) to (1, 64, 128, 196, 255). It does ...
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foobar2000 music library is empty

My music is stored in C:\Users\user\Music\. Apparently "library viewer selection playlist" must be enabled in order to your audio files being automatically loaded. both tabs are blank:
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Copy files from foobar playlist to other location

I have compiled a playlist in foobar audio player. My files lie in nested folders. There's a common root. Then there's a folder to distinguish the origin of the files (bought from amazon, iTunes, ...
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How to use foobar2000 commandline interface to delete the currently playing file?

According to this article , the command needed to delete the currently playing file is foobar2000.exe /playing_command:"Delete file(s)" but for some reason that doesn't work. Note that other ...
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How do I stream audio from fb2k to android over wifi?

I want to stream whatever is playing on foobar to my android phone, over wifi. Or maybe I should just buy a bluetooth card for the PC. Windows 7. Haven't tried anything at all yet. Sending the files ...
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Foobar how to change metadata

I just downloaded foobar and it looks amazing. I have nevertheless a small problem. When I right click wherever, I'm going inside the options of the whole panel (meaning the UI?) like here : that's ...
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Seperating duplicates in different codecs in foobar2000 library

I have a music library that is mostly flac. However every .flac album has an .mp3 duplicate in a folder named 'albumtitle [mp3]', since I copy the mp3 versions to my smartphone. In foobar2000, ...
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How can I save a playlist to a MP3 player using Foobar2000?

I am using Foobar2000 but have not been able to figure out how to generate a valid playlist that an MP3 player can use. For example, I have SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player. It has 5 folders on it, two of ...
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How can I tag music with the song's original year, not when it was published?

One problem I encounter with automatically tagged music is that the "Date" field is when the recording was published, not when the song was first released. So, for example, my copy of "The End of the ...
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Show Cyrillic letters in GUI

My default installation foobar2000 player now shows Cyrillic characters. I tried most of system fonts, but no result. How to fix it? UPD.: Files in IE also contains bad characters:
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Playlists in Android foobar2000

In foobar2000 for Android, is there an easy way to: Add all tracks under a genre into a playlist? Add the currently playing track into a playlist? (when I tap the context menu (ellipsis) I only get ...
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How do I stop changing the current songs after "selecting" a track in Media Browser? (foobar2000)

I am using the newest version of foobar2000 (as seen in the screenshot). Whenever I click on any folder in the media browser on the left, the window on the right immediately starts showing the files ...
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Change folder structure (of music collection) based on folder names (because Foobar2000 broke down)

Dear superuser community, let me start by saying that I have very little programming experience, so apologies in advance in case my question might seem a little odd. Recently I tried to restructure ...
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How to open a track without changing the playlist on foobar2000?

I would like to make foobar2000 my default media player but whenever I open a song my current playlist is replaced, it's not added to the current playlist. How do I change that?
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Display currently playing track at the top of Foobar's playlist

When playing the currently playing song is not at the the top and the playlist is scrolled down to show some of the previously played songs. I'd rather see the upcoming songs than any of the ...
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Facet-like folder filters in Columns UI - Show only first level of sub-folders

From what I know, facets (using standard UI) and columns UI are mutually exclusive. I'd like to use columns UI for added customization, but a crucial feature is missing: Filter of folders ONLY in a ...
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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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Automatically retrieve ID3 track name from certain part of filename

I have a lot of live mp3 files which are untagged. I can put them in Foobar2000 for automatic track numbers which isn't the issue. This is my Windows Explorer view: I'm wondering if there is a way ...
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Is there a way to continue playback when the screen is turned off?

I seem to have kind of the opposite problem as the one described in this question. I am running foobar2000 (1.3.9) on my Windows 10 convertible laptop. When the screen turns off, either because the ...
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Copy track information of a web radio in foobar

I like to listen to web radios using foobar, v1.3.9. The radios I listen to broadcast the track title and other metadata. Sometimes I want to remember a given song and would like to copy it's name as ...
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How to remove splitter and keeping one ui element

Since foobar2000's splitter UI elements are containers providing space for two adjacent ui elements, when removing the splitter, both adjacent elements are removed, too. But often, when reordering a ...
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foobar2000: sorting tracks by date

How do you sort files by date in an autoplaylist when the date format is something like 2015-09-10 12:37:52 Do you have to convert this date format into another one?
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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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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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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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Is it possible to assign a hotkey to rename a title in foobar2000?

I am trying to map the F2 key in the normal playlist view to the following action: Open the properties of the selected track, move to the title field and enable editing. Right now I am doing this by ...
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How to move selected track to top of playlist

In foobar2000's playlist editor, is there any simple way to move the currently selected track(s) either to the top of the list or to after the currently playing track? I used to have a shortcut key to ...
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Only 1 playlist for playing songs in Foobar2000

I've switched from MusicBee to foobar2000 recently but one thing annoys me. In foobar there's 4 different playlists which each contain bunch of songs: As you can see, I'm using both the Playlist View ...
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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 to get Foobar to be as WinAmp'y as possible?

I want to switch away from the terrible memory-eating monster that is WinAmp, and foobar2000 keeps coming up as an alternative. However, it's myriad plug-ins and weird UI are kind of daunting to me. ...
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Conditional statements in foobar2000 sort syntax

My music files are tagged with some custom tags, which for some reason aren't entirely standardized. This is probably due to some peculiarity with my MusicBrainz Picard set-up, but that is beside the ...
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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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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 ...
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Start Foobar2000 with the play key [duplicate]

Can the foobar2000 app be started using the play/pause key?
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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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foobar2000 Remove currently playing song from queue hotkey not working

Hotkey for Removing from playback queue currently playing song is not working. Can I set it somehow? Tried global/local hotkey, different keys. All other options work.
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Is There a way to permanently apply replaygain info to many flac files?

I ripped a bunch of CDs to flac, with replaygain, a while ago. What I am trying to do now is permanently apply the replaygain to the files so it is not just a meta tag. This way, I can batch convert ...
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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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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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