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Everything to do with foobar thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by SneakyPete, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    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?
  2. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Select all, control-C, open notepad/tribe/msn/whatever, control-V.
  3. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    just go into dos and do

    dir > output.txt
  4. SlipperyPete

    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
  5. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Click on Playlist -> Remove dead entries
  6. MARCin

    MARCin TRIBE Member

    Ok, I'm new to foobar, in fact I just installed it yesterday, but where the hell is a volume control?
  7. stir-fry

    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 :)
  8. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  9. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    how do I add ipod support?

    and what makes Fubar so good over the rest?
  10. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    agreed -- i got pissed off after a few days and reinstalled winamp....
  11. ~atp~

    ~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.
  12. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    don't forget global short-cut keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
  13. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

    stir-fry, your shift-and-hold keypress technique is slipping.

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