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Rakesh o_O
post Jul 10 2012, 20:40
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Hello friends :

I had just install foobar2000 on my pc but its looks very lonely, i want complete guide to make fobar2000 my best music player.


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post Jul 10 2012, 21:37
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QUOTE (Rakesh o_O @ Jul 10 2012, 14:40) *
Hello friends :

I had just install foobar2000 on my pc but its looks very lonely, i want complete guide to make fobar2000 my best music player.


you might start with the facets component. It adds some usefulness to me in terms of library organization and use....
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post Jul 11 2012, 04:11
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Ok i will try this. smile.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 07:53
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What is 'best'? Do you like fancy skins? Build for yourself or download others? Hints threads:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=94195
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=87702
Or google for "foobar2000 skins". You should probably restrict search to e.g. "foobar2000" AND skins AND "foobar 1", since there are quite a few not compatible with more recent fb2k versions.


Or do you want functionality as HDCD decoding on-the-fly etc? Look up the official site for components, or the 3rd party components section of this forum. Again, bear in mind that you might find unsupported components that may not work with the more recent fb2k versions.


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post Jul 15 2012, 17:46
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First of all i want that it should look pretty.


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post Jul 15 2012, 18:14
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Then you've come to the wrong place, foobar2000 is not Winamp.

However, you can look at following topics to get inspiration.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=63984 - Columns UI appearance.
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=58574 - Default UI Gallery.


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post Jul 15 2012, 19:21
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QUOTE (Andreasvb @ Jul 15 2012, 10:14) *
Then you've come to the wrong place
What? Winamp is ugly. foobar2000 is beautiful. Skins FTL. Industry-standard widgets FTW.


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post Jul 15 2012, 20:35
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foobar2000 FTW! ^^

He should look elsewhere if he want to skin it.
That's what I said, I think. tongue.gif

Most people want a fancy-looking player, like Winamp but foobar2000 is nothing like that.

And it's mostly hidden when listening, so what's the point.
I do like to dress it with all kinds of title formatting and change colors. smile.gif


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post Jul 16 2012, 03:08
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Actually i had seen one of my friend using foobar2000 and I'm very surprised by its features that's why i choose foobar2000 to be my music player from now onwards.
That's the reason i had joined this forum.

Winamp is nothing against foobar2000.


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post Jul 16 2012, 04:24
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If you want to have a "pretty" (as in "pimp my ride" in screenshots), look at the skins on deviantart, e.g. those by Br3tt. But you will have a hard time using them, because they combine many components and features.

That's why you are recommended here to stick to the default UI and familiarise yourself with the features (not the looks) of the player first. Facets is the single most powerful UI element for library browsing. The component WSH panel mod is great for visualising any kind of metadata and can make very custom toolbars.

When you feel comfortable with that, you can try to add Columns UI. It is more customizable, but very tedious to configure. Even more complexity is offered Panel Stack Splitter, which is used as the basis for most "shiny" layouts. I myself stick to Default and Columns UI and use WSH Panel mod for informative eye candy visuals. YMMV


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post Jul 16 2012, 04:54
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QUOTE (ojdo @ Jul 16 2012, 08:54) *
If you want to have a "pretty" (as in "pimp my ride" in screenshots), look at the skins on deviantart, e.g. those by Br3tt. But you will have a hard time using them, because they combine many components and features.

That's why you are recommended here to stick to the default UI and familiarise yourself with the features (not the looks) of the player first. Facets is the single most powerful UI element for library browsing. The component WSH panel mod is great for visualising any kind of metadata and can make very custom toolbars.

When you feel comfortable with that, you can try to add Columns UI. It is more customizable, but very tedious to configure. Even more complexity is offered Panel Stack Splitter, which is used as the basis for most "shiny" layouts. I myself stick to Default and Columns UI and use WSH Panel mod for informative eye candy visuals. YMMV



yes you are right...i had faced the above said problem.

Thanks man for your valuable post (like it).


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post Jul 16 2012, 09:22
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@rakesh

Let me put it this way, choose fb2k if u need more control on your listening behaviour, it just takes some time to get yourself familiarize with it. Don't misjudge the default user interface due to its simple looks, and as others have said use deviantart skins to make it beautiful in your sense otherwise personally i prefer to stick with the components and customize the layout for my own needs and requirements. If you can't understand anything this place is heaven for you.
I would recommend you to first use the default user interface and learn to customize it with some
titleformatting scripts - http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...tting_Reference

(or you could use darkone v3 skin by tedgo from deviantart, its very easy to install it.)

Just give it some time you will love it.

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Rakesh o_O
post Jul 16 2012, 10:10
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Learning new things about foobar2000 from this forum and internet.

Learning speed is slow but i am fine that i am learning and applying the same in foobar2000.

I'm loving it (foobar2000). biggrin.gif


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