Foobar – Default User Interface – Installing Analog VU Meters

Add an analog VU meter to the Foobar2000 DUI

Foobar 2000 Four Panels - Default Analog VU Meters

Foobar2000 – DUI – Four Panels – Default Analog VU Meters

Required component: foo_vis_vumeter.dll

Instructions:

  1. Download Make custom VU.zip and extract foo_vis_vumeter.dll
  2. Navigate to File \ Preferences \ Components
  3. Drag foo_vis_vumeter.dll to the component window
  4. Click Apply and then Ok to restart Foobar
  5. Copy any .bin skin files to the ...\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000\user-components\foo_vis_vumeter folder
  6. Select View \ Layout \ Enable layout editing mode
  7. Right click the tab area in a panel and select Add New Tab
  8. Right click the new tab and rename it “Analog VU Meter” or whatever
  9. Right click the new display area and select Add New UI Element
  10. Select Analog VU Meter from the list (Playback Visualization)
  11. Disable layout editing mode

Parameters:

Right-click the meter:

  • Layout submenu / Horizontal or Vertical / Dual or Single / Mono / Lock Aspect Ratio
  • Select skin

Preferences / Advanced / Display / VU Meter:

  • VU meter sensitivity – Default left and right preamp (db): 20 and rise time(s) 0.20s

Scroll wheel

  • Adjusts meter sensitivity

Files:
Make custom VU.zip:
http://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6yNdh9XmSWKX1lJQ0ZFOWdJTlU/edit

Analog VU Meter Skins:
http://mire777.deviantart.com/art/Vu-Meter-Skin-for-foobar2000-321797393
http://tedgo.deviantart.com/art/Blue-LCD-Style-VU-Meter-skins-556501458
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Technics-RT-671nz-645880032
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Technics-RT671nx-skin-by-noel-615415211
http://www.deviantart.com/art/DENON-V6-analog-vu-meters-skin-by-noel62-626647183
http://noel62.deviantart.com/art/Teac-nx-593983615

Sources:
http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=33939
http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=106793
http://www.head-fi.org/t/616963/the-foobar2000-resource-thread/45#post_9382013
http://foobar2000.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5012 (Russian)

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7 responses to “Foobar – Default User Interface – Installing Analog VU Meters

  1. Outstanding tutorial with all the relevant links that actually work, thanks. I updated my Fooobar to the latest version which messed up the VU plugin I already had. This article helped to reset everything and even let me use some new .BINs. Thanks again

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