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Foobar for Windows RT?
MattB
post Dec 31 2012, 02:04
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Please, I miss my favorite player so much on my Surface! I am tired of the Metro UI-based music players - I want Foobar in Desktop Mode in Windows RT. Is it possible to re-compile the player so it can work on ARM processors?
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post Dec 31 2012, 02:21
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post Dec 31 2012, 02:36
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Hi, I don't want to sound rude, but are you one of the developers? I don't know how much effort it will require (for re-compiling or porting or whatever), but if there's an official negative response from the main developer(s) I will certainly be sad but I guess there's nothing to be done about it.

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post Dec 31 2012, 02:44
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no problem. my answer was based on doing a search of the forum for you
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post Dec 31 2012, 02:47
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He's not. You can safely ignore him.

Unfortunately, fb2k is pretty closely tied to win32 APIs, so porting it to winRT (the API) would be quite a project(like porting fb2k to any other platform).

However, with foo_upnp, I'm more holding out hope for a solid UPNP windows store app for my surface. The built in Music App is pretty much a disaster.

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post Dec 31 2012, 03:07
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Unfortunately, fb2k is pretty closely tied to win32 APIs, so porting it to winRT (the API) would be quite a project(like porting fb2k to any other platform).


I search the forum for the OP.
Essentially find the above information, condense it to one word which sums up correctly your post and I should be ignored?
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post Dec 31 2012, 03:41
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QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Dec 31 2012, 01:47) *
Unfortunately, fb2k is pretty closely tied to win32 APIs, so porting it to winRT (the API) would be quite a project(like porting fb2k to any other platform).

I'm sorry, not a developer. I just thought that since Microsoft seems to have got most base Windows programs working as also Office, maybe it was possible without too much trouble. Of course they have ship-loads of (our) money so resource availability is not an issue for them, even if a complete program re-write is required...

QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Dec 31 2012, 01:47) *
However, with foo_upnp, I'm more holding out hope for a solid UPNP windows store app for my surface. The built in Music App is pretty much a disaster.

I agree about the Music App! That's why I'm hoping so badly for something with the class of foobar or even close (beggars can't be too picky!) to work on Windows RT.

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post Jan 1 2013, 01:16
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Didn't Microsoft also say that Office would be the only desktop application to be allowed on their ARM devices?
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post Jan 1 2013, 01:27
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QUOTE (kode54 @ Jan 1 2013, 00:16) *
Didn't Microsoft also say that Office would be the only desktop application to be allowed on their ARM devices?

They said that? Do you have a link? That sucks...

At this point I'd take anything - even Metro Foobar if it was ever developed.
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post Jan 1 2013, 02:29
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I wish Wikipedia would actually cite a source for this, but it says here on the Windows RT article that the only desktop applications supported by Windows RT are those bundled with the operating system.
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post Jan 1 2013, 07:46
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is there developing plans for winRT or WP?


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QUOTE (MattB @ Jan 1 2013, 11:27) *
They said that? Do you have a link?

Not a primary source, but one with a hint as to where that might be...
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On its Windows blog, Microsoft said Window RT will not run legacy or new x86/x64 programs; will run only on ARM-powered devices; and, while it will have a desktop mode, this will be limited to Microsoft-created touch versions of Word, Excel, One Note and PowerPoint.

Source: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2012/10/22/win8_confusion/
I guess 'its Windows blog' would be one of these: http://blogs.windows.com/b/
or just possibly this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/ (Building Windows 8)
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post Jan 3 2013, 16:00
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QUOTE (MattB @ Dec 31 2012, 19:27) *
At this point I'd take anything - even Metro Foobar if it was ever developed.

Boomaudio already has a pretty touch-friendly interface, unfortunately it is also an x86 app that would need lots of time porting.


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post Jan 6 2013, 02:58
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What is "Boomaudio"? Are you referring to Peter's cut-down version of Foobar called Boom?

Anyway, looks like my fervent prayers have at long last been answered! While it's not Foobar, the next best thing i.e. VLC is getting ported to Windows RT! I even donated to make it happen, so that I can play not just my FLAC files but also MKV videos on the Surface. This news just makes my tablet purchase worthwhile, so as you can imagine I'm rubbing my hands with glee; cannot wait till it's out. smile.gif

[Sorry if I'm not allowed to mention the names of competing media player programs here.]

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post Jan 6 2013, 04:47
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Now that would be a rather ridiculous rule, wouldn’t it? rolleyes.gif
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post Jan 7 2013, 04:55
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QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 6 2013, 03:47) *
Now that would be a rather ridiculous rule, wouldn’t it? rolleyes.gif

Yeah well, wasn't too sure about the rules since this is the Foobar forum after all, even if it is hosted by Hydrogenaudio. smile.gif
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