Foobar ~ Waveform Table Seekbar

Enhance the appearance and functionality of Foobar2000 by adding a visual representation of the currently playing audio track, which can be used to navigate to any point in the image of the track by clicking there.

Waveform Seekbar is a UI element for both the Default UI and Columns UI that provides seekbar functionality (seeking, position indicator) on top of a pretty image of the waveform of the currently playing song, drawn using either Direct3D 9.0c or Direct2D 1.0.


Foobar Waveform Seekbar in action

Discussion ~ Hydrogen Audio
Download ~ Hydrogen Audio
Documentation ~ Hydrogen Audio
Source code ~ GitHub

Additional resources:

Installing a foobar component
Waveform ~ Wikipedia


Audacious & XMMS ~ VU Meters Plugin

Open source, multi-instance, skinnable VU meters for Audacious and XMMS.


Audacious with several instances



BatchEncoder ~ An opensource freeware audio conversion frontend


BatchEncoder is an audio files conversion software. It supports most of popular audio file formats including lossy and lossless compression. The program is very simple to use. BatchEncoder is basically GUI front-end for command-line tools. All it does is create background processes and pass arguments to it with options set in presets/format menu and additionally adds input and output file paths.

Discussion ~ Hydrogen Audio
GitHub file repository


PreppyMeter ~ Linux Analog VU Meter

PeppyMeter is a software VU Meter written in Python. It was originally developed as the new ‘VU Meter’ screensaver for Peppy Player. With minor modifications it became a stand-alone application. PeppyMeter gets audio data from media players (e.g. mpd) via fifo and displays current volume levels in a Graphical User Interface in the form of a traditional VU Meter.


Downloads ~ Github
Forum ~ diyAudio