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Everything to do with foobar thread

SneakyPete

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This thread is for anything that has to do with foobar. Question? Add-ons? Anything!

I'll Start:

Anyone know how to generate a mp3 playlist in a viewable format (.txt, html, etc)? I know with winamp there is(or was, I haven't used winamp in a long time I don't know if it's still available) an option where it'll automatically generat a list for you, is there such a function in foobar?
 

SlipperyPete

TRIBE Member
after winamp refused to run anymore I've installed foobar and am complaint-free -- except for *one* thing:

If a file in the playlist has been deleted off the HDD the program brings up a popup informing me that the file's no longer where it was and not skipping over it to another song in the playlist -- is there a way around this? seems a bit stupid to me really -- I constantly load up masses of new music and delete out of explorer as I go if something sucks..... gracias
 

MARCin

TRIBE Member
Ok, I'm new to foobar, in fact I just installed it yesterday, but where the hell is a volume control?
 

stir-fry

TRIBE Member
There is one somewhere in the preferences :)

However, I did the following

go to Preferences (ctrl + P) -> Core -> Keyboard shortcuts

and add
CTRL + ALT + - (minus) as a shortcut for volume down

CTRL + ALT + + (plus) as a shortcut for volume up

make them both Global Shortcut keys and you're away to the races :)
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SlipperyPete
after winamp refused to run anymore I've installed foobar and am complaint-free -- except for *one* thing:

If a file in the playlist has been deleted off the HDD the program brings up a popup informing me that the file's no longer where it was and not skipping over it to another song in the playlist -- is there a way around this? seems a bit stupid to me really -- I constantly load up masses of new music and delete out of explorer as I go if something sucks..... gracias
Use the aforementioned remove dead entries from playlist function - it may be listed under the playlist menu, or you can assign a hotkey to it as I have. Foobar has an internal database that keeps a record of what files are where, this speeds up its performance at the expense of sometimes loading entries that were deleted without it knowing about it. Sometimes you have to remove dead entries from the database (preferences -> database) as well, this can also be assigned to a hotkey.

I use a plugin for foobar called MassDelete which deletes files from within the FB2K playlist. Doing so usually results in the corresponding database entries getting nuked as well, so dead files don't reappear.

If you want to avoid this hassle and lose some performance advantage from the database, it can be turned off altogether in the same section of preferences.
 
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~atp~

TRIBE Member
I find foobar is just more focused on functionality than winamp. Winamp *looks* purty, but is a memory and performance heavyweight. Foobar eases back on the aesthetics and focuses almost solely on functional aspects. I personally like the development approach and the focus on strictly adhering to the APIs.
 
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