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using foobar 2000 on a mac, i'm doing it, so sue me LOL
navjack
post Apr 4 2014, 10:39
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i have a macbook pro and i love foobar from my windows days. i have a windows desktop also so i am in both worlds.
i just want a more native way to use this spectrogram, its the best visual.
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post Apr 14 2014, 00:39
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QUOTE (navjack @ Apr 4 2014, 01:39) *
i have a macbook pro and i love foobar from my windows days. i have a windows desktop also so i am in both worlds.


Cool, thanks for sharing. I wanted to switch to Mac a while ago, and decided not to -- and I am not kidding you, foobar2000 was the main reason I stuck with Windows. Nice to know that it works ok on OS X. Maybe I will move to fruity-land after all.
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post Apr 26 2014, 15:12
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This is really nothing new. I'm using it for more than 4 years now on my Mac.
If it was the only thing that was keeping you from using OS X I'm sorry for that you've missed all the great user experience on a Mac over these years...

You should definitely take a look at wineskin. It is very easy to install, set up and update foobar2000 on OS X with that. With the new macdriver (enabled by default now) it is even possible to use drag'n'drop.

If you have time to spend to tweak it a little more it can be like this, including file operations, converting and notifications.


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fb2k on OSX: flac q8 > rockboxed Sansa e280v1: Vorbis q5.0
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post Apr 26 2014, 18:16
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QUOTE (callisto @ Apr 26 2014, 09:12) *
This is really nothing new. I'm using it for more than 4 years now on my Mac.


I'm interested to know more, because I too have thought about switching to a Mac over the years but I just love foobar2000 too much to be forced to switch to another player, or run VMware or whatever the equivalent is.

What are the limitations? Should I expect most of my plugins to work? Your setup looks nice and light!
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post Apr 27 2014, 21:42
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Hi, I used foobar on my mac a few years ago. After a while I noticed some mp3 files were corrupted. Once switching back to windows no such problems. Any one else come across this? Foobar is the reason I'm still on windows!
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post Apr 28 2014, 01:36
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If you want to use foobar2000 on a Mac, and are willing to pay money, this is the most highly regarded tool out there:

Crossover - allows you to run Windows applications and PC Games on your Mac [$59.95]

The developers of Crossover are contributors to the Wine project. They put extra effort into their Crossover project. By buying this product, you get full support from these guys, so if you have any problems or glitches running foobar2000 on your Mac, they will help you. I have a few audiophile friends running this setup and they are completely satisfied. One of my friends is using a highly customized foobar with a huge range of third-party plugins....everything works perfect for him!

Disclaimer: I don't use the Mac ecosystem (not my cup of tea). I am just trying to pass on what I know.

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post Apr 28 2014, 02:00
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Not to discredit Crossover, but there might be no need to pay money if a free solution like/based upon WINE works for the individual user’s setup – as Wineskin did for me in the past.

Edit: It would have been nice if the OP had explained how they run fb2k on OS X. Posting proof that it can be done without explaining how is unproductive at best, and there’s a risk that, however unintentional, it’ll seem like showing off.

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post Apr 28 2014, 07:58
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Wineskin is how I run it on OS X, when I need to ReplayGain scan or retag files in odd formats which happen to be supported by my own components. I may use Cog for regular playback, but I haven't gotten around to adding tagging support to it, which looks like it would be a major chore anyway. I may have a higher chance of convincing my teammates that OS X and/or Linux ports are in their interests as they already are in mine and many others'.
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post Apr 28 2014, 15:41
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I've used foobar2000 on my Mac for years now, through the miracle of VMware Fusion.
I know, a bit hammer for a small nail. But that way I get proper drag-and-drop, optical drive support and so on. I quite like having Windows in its own Space anyway...

That said, it would be fun to be able to run it quasi-natively, but I'm not sure if components like foo_wave_seekbar in particular would work in Wine, considering its DirectX requirements.
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post Apr 28 2014, 15:45
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you might be in luck: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....mp;#entry855717
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post Apr 28 2014, 15:55
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QUOTE (kode54 @ Apr 28 2014, 01:58) *
I may have a higher chance of convincing my teammates that OS X and/or Linux ports are in their interests as they already are in mine and many others'.


If you're referring to foobar2000, then you're the first "elevated" forum member whom I've seen advocate Linux/OS X ports, which is encouraging. Especially with the fundraiser to develop a mobile foobar2000 platform - I don't understand why the devs are pushing for a mobile platform when countless players already exist. I feel that we could really increase our userbase if we offered Linux/OS X ports first. With that increased userbase I feel we'd have a much easier time fundraising for the project.

Maybe to some it's beating a dead horse, but anyways, it's just my two cents. smile.gif
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post Apr 29 2014, 13:10
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Ha - that's kinda cool.
It's been a long time since I messed with wine, especially on OSX, but that's encouraging enough that I'll give it a go sometime smile.gif
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post Apr 29 2014, 23:00
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QUOTE (sergeymen @ Apr 13 2014, 18:39) *
QUOTE (navjack @ Apr 4 2014, 01:39) *
i have a macbook pro and i love foobar from my windows days. i have a windows desktop also so i am in both worlds.


Cool, thanks for sharing. I wanted to switch to Mac a while ago, and decided not to -- and I am not kidding you, foobar2000 was the main reason I stuck with Windows. Nice to know that it works ok on OS X. Maybe I will move to fruity-land after all.


Ah man, I know what that's like. I'd like very much to switch to a Linux distro, but there's no native foobar2000, and WINE doesn't really do much for me. Actually switched back to Windows after a bit of distro-hopping because I felt uncomfortable without all that foobar2000.
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post Apr 30 2014, 00:01
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Seems like no one came across the mp3 corruption issue I experienced, which is good.
For the people who have used fb2k on osx, did anyone find anything that didn't work?
I'm thinking of giving it another go on Mac osx
Off topic, but seems like you are the right kind of people to ask, anyone used mp3tag on osx?
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post Jul 9 2014, 14:18
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Is there any way of supporting iPod syncing through foo_dop using WINE? As far as I can see, the only way to support this is through Parallels/VM.
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post Sep 1 2014, 15:26
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Maybe we could find a financial way to encourage a native port for OS X...

http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=103520
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ress
post Mar 11 2015, 12:21
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I now working on Mac music player inspired by foobar2000, take a look and reply what you think. http://snd-app.com


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