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.
Files tagged with Discogs information
- Install foo_discogs
- Configure foo_discogs (Tagging/Discogs/Configuration)
- In Foobar, select an entire album on a playlist
- Right click and select Tagging
- From the submenu select Discogs
- Then select Write Tags…
- Click Search then select the correct match and click Next
- Confirm that the tracks match the files and click Write tags
Your audio files should now be tagged with the additional Discogs metadata.
Foobar2000 Playlist Viewers display the current playlist of songs. Different playlist viewers offer various capabilities such as formatting, grouping and visual options. A playlist viewer is usually the central window of a Foobar2000 interface.
Do you have songs where the artist’s name is in the track title field and the track title is in the artist name field?
Check the file names. If the file names have both artist name and track title information, then the fix is easy, just retag the files using the Automatically fill values function.
First, select the files, then open the Properties dialog window.
Right click and select Automatically Fill Values…
Then with the source set to File names, fill in or select a Pattern which puts the information in the correct fields.
After you select Ok, Foobar will retag the files properly.
However, if the file names don’t contain both artist names and track title information, you’ll have to rename the files from the tags first.
and then carry out the rest of the above procedure.
Add-on components greatly extend the appearance and functionality of Foobar2000.
- Open the foobar2000 Preferences dialog (File | Preferences or CTRL+P)
- Go to the Components page
- Click the “Install…” button and select the component archive, or drag it to the list of already installed components.
- Press “OK“, you will be prompted to restart foobar2000 in order to load the newly installed component.
- 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.
New Feature Monitor ~ foo_whatsnew
Date and duration adjusted (DADA) auto-rating algorithm for foobar2000
The DADA Auto-Rating algorithm (DAR) automatically rates music according to a variety of statistics collected by foobar2000’s official “playback statistics” plugin.
If done well, an auto-rating algorithm will simply tell you what your favorite (and conversely, least favorite) music is, and the rating will be derived from and reflect actual listening behavior. This is quite different from manual ratings (e.g. 1 – 5 stars set by the user), since there’s very often a disparity between what we’d like ourselves to like, and what we actually like. For those interested in uncovering their actual musical tastes, a good auto-rating formula can be quite illuminating.
DADA Auto-Rating for foobar2000 – Giant Pygmy Audio
Add an analog VU meter to the Foobar2000 DUI
Foobar2000 – DUI – Four Panels – Default Analog VU Meters
Required component: foo_vis_vumeter.dll
- Download Make custom VU.zip and extract foo_vis_vumeter.dll
- Navigate to File \ Preferences \ Components
- Drag foo_vis_vumeter.dll to the component window
Apply and then
Ok to restart Foobar
- Copy any .bin skin files to the
View \ Layout \ Enable layout editing mode
- Right click the tab area in a panel and select
Add New Tab
- Right click the new tab and rename it “Analog VU Meter” or whatever
- Right click the new display area and select
Add New UI Element
Analog VU Meter from the list (Playback Visualization)
- Disable layout editing mode
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
- Adjusts meter sensitivity
Make custom VU.zip:
Analog VU Meter Skins: