Foobar2000 – Hierarchical Playlists Using Playlist Organizer (foo_plorg)

The Playlist Organizer component allows playlists to be organized into folders.

  1. Install the foo_plorg component
  2. Create a new panel, add playlist organizer

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Importing playlists using foo_plorg and foo_playlist_revive

  1. Drag and drop a playlist file(s) on Playlist Organizer panel
  2. Install foo_playlist_revive
  3. Select Edit > Revive Dead Items

Note: The imported playlist will have the same name as the original playlist filename.

Resources:

Playlist Organizer foo_plorg)-Hydrogenaudio
foo_playlist_revive – Hydrogenaudio
Foobar2000 – How to install a component

Foobar2000 & Discogs – foo_discogs

Add to, and greatly extend, the information in your music files by using the foo_discogs component to tag albums with Discogs information. Once the additional Discogs release information is stored in the song tags, it’s possible to search for catalog numbers, secondary artists or studios, etc. You can now also create toolbar buttons which open the corresponding artist or release pages in Discogs, the artist’s own website or other links.

foobar - foo_discogs - resulting tags
Files tagged with Discogs information

      1. Install foo_discogs
      2. Configure foo_discogs (Tagging/Discogs/Configuration)
      3. In Foobar, select an entire album on a playlist
      4. Right click and select Tagging
      5. From the submenu select Discogs
      6. Then select Write Tags…
      7. Click Search then select the correct match and click Next
      8. Confirm that the tracks match the files and click Write tags

Your audio files should now be tagged with the additional Discogs metadata.

Foobar2000 – How to install a component

Add-on components greatly extend the appearance and functionality of Foobar2000.

  1. Open the foobar2000 Preferences dialog (File | Preferences or CTRL+P)
  2. Go to the Components page
  3. Click the “Install…” button and select the component archive, or drag it to the list of already installed components.
  4. Press “OK“, you will be prompted to restart foobar2000 in order to load the newly installed component.
  5. If the component has a visual element, you’ll need to add the component to the DUI (Default User Interface) now. Toggle View\Layout\Enable Layout Editing Mode and then add a new panel or tab. Right click the new panel or tab area and select “Add New UI Element …“, then select the new component from the list. You may need to adjust borders to fit. Exit layout mode.

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Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase

Additional Resources:

New Feature Monitor ~ foo_whatsnew

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)

Foobar2000 – Extensible Audio Interface & Player

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Main window including Album & Spectrogram

An advanced freeware audio player for Windows

  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND… and more with additional components.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Easily customizable user interface.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • Full ReplayGain support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allows third-party developers to extend functionality.

Website
Downloads
Components
FAQ
Screenshots

Foobar Forums (Hydrogen Audio)

Additional resources

Windows
Freeware