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Tell us why have you chosen foobar2000, or why don't you like it
Canar
post Apr 6 2004, 03:42
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teh pow4r

that is all

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post Apr 6 2004, 06:27
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I like small and simple ... I can use it that way with confidence that if ever I want to make things complicated, that too is possible.
For shuffle-random play music while I work, there's nothing better.
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post Apr 6 2004, 08:14
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Powerful tagging system (with personal fields generation / displaying / sorting: I need them for my music), and large playlist window.
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post Apr 6 2004, 10:46
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I love the fact that it is so flexible and configurable. I love the fact that as well as being a great audio player it also does related tasks such as masstagging and audio conversion so well. I love the fact that it is continually being improved and yet doesn't seem to get bloated, just better.

I do think it's a slight shame that files such as database.foo, foobar2000.cfg and the .fpl files are in a binary, non-readable format. I can understand this might be necessary for performance reasons but I would love to be able to take two copies of such files and compare them side by side in a difference tool like Beyond Compare. Perhaps the ability could be added to export and import the preferences and database as text files? But anyway that's a minor issue.

I guess overall I just feel that foobar2000 is a really well-written, stable and useable piece of software.
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post Apr 6 2004, 12:58
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Why have I chosen foobar2000?
Because guruboolez somehow convinced me to have a try.
Because I'm worth it. rolleyes.gif
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post Apr 6 2004, 15:27
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Because I'm worth it.


LMAO!

hmm...

Replaygain

convolver

SSRC

ABX

disk writer


all i need is the ability to play the sound from avs files and it'll be utterly perfect. i'd write the plugin myself but i'm not a programmer...
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post Apr 7 2004, 11:25
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i love foobar2k b'coz of its...

* powerful simplicity
* design/logic behind the player
* fantastic user-interface (great songlist w/ infos, tabbed and it feels very responsive)
* replaygain support
* flexible format strings
* masstagging plugin
* many useful/different plugins (foo_osd rocks beside some others)
* multimedia keys support
* partly open source/gnu (freedom to change)

* great community tongue.gif

i'd like to see a linux port and maybe real columns in the list.

a big thank you to all the developers!


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post Apr 7 2004, 11:28
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QUOTE (413x @ Apr 7 2004, 12:25 PM)
maybe real columns in the list.

This is already possible with:
Columns UI by musicmusic!

musicmusic's foobar2000 page

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post Apr 7 2004, 11:30
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QUOTE (Neksus @ Apr 7 2004, 02:28 AM)
QUOTE (413x @ Apr 7 2004, 12:25 PM)
maybe real columns in the list.

This is already possible with:
Columns UI by musicmusic!

musicmusic's foobar2000 page


thanks! i'll check it out.. smile.gif


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yandexx
post Apr 9 2004, 13:50
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Really, nothing to say more.
my favorite ui is foo_ui_columns, it's very flexible thing, and also with Azrael config, you have to see that if you haven't.
you can download it here:
http://columns.outerspase.net/

Simplicity is all!


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dr.zick
post Apr 10 2004, 03:48
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i dig its simplicity ... and its power. they are like one and the same. as many, i also love columns ui ... and i vote that it replace the existing ui biggrin.gif

i think though there are some things that need working on, but considering it's not even one version (0.8) old, it's pretty solid.

my hitlist (i may have mentioned some of these elsewhere):

1) the ability to control foobar components from the playlist ... that way different playlists make certain things behave differently (this was something tossed around for winamp 3)

2) a more customizable interface ... i'm putting together a flash movie that i think will explain this ... and i know when people see what i'm talking about, they'll totally dig it. it breaks elements like seekbars, visualizations, playback controllers, etc. into individual dlls ... so if you don't like the default seekbar, just replace the original dll with another. why rewrite the entire ui (foo_std_ui vs. foo_columns_ui) if you just want to change one element. this may make foobar a little slower and use a bit more resources, but i think the sacrifice will be worth it. plus ram is dirt cheap now, so go buy some more. you're helping the economy anyways.

EDIT: it appears that there's an 0.8.1 out now ... happy 0.8.1 birthday foobar!

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jgutierrez
post Apr 10 2004, 11:34
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I have choosen F2K because:
- It is small, fast, and needs few memory.
- The GUI is simple and features the native Windows look.
- Reads lots of file formats.
- It's free.


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post Apr 12 2004, 20:42
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I use it on all my machines and I really love it

Pluses
- Interface (with UI Columns !)
- Global shortcuts
- Replaygain
- Masstagger
- The equalizer is very accurate
- All settings (dithering, outputs, ...)
- Some VERY cool DSPs (foo_infobox, foo_dsp_continuator, foo_freedb, foo_ui_columns ...)

Minuses
- skips on some older machines (I have an AMD Duron based PC for instance, it's impossible to use Equalizer + Continuator DSPs without skippings in the sound - too bad)
- no localized versions (It's not a problem for me, but this software will never be popular on no english speaking countries until this problem is fixed)

Marc
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post Apr 12 2004, 22:08
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1. It does what I want it to do.
2. It doesn't do what I don't want it to do.

That's all. wub.gif
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post Apr 13 2004, 01:07
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QUOTE (Ruby @ Apr 12 2004, 01:08 PM)
1. It does what I want it to do.
2. It doesn't do what I don't want it to do.

That's all. wub.gif

Haha END OF THREAD right there!
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post Apr 13 2004, 01:43
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QUOTE (Linkin @ Apr 1 2004, 09:32 AM)
It is highly customizable, supports many many formats out of the box, it's not overloaded with crap, it plays music...  biggrin.gif

exactly biggrin.gif
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post Apr 13 2004, 10:14
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Not my main player. I need (expandable/colapsable) directory support in the playlist. Pretty much like albumlist plugin, but in the playlist itself. Albumlist is kinda crappy, IMO.
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post Apr 14 2004, 12:54
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I'm addicted to Foobar. Here's what snagged me and even prompted me to uninstall my other players:

Tabbed playlists

Tagging and freedb interaction

Scriptable everything!!! Esp - tagging

SUPPORT FOR JAPANESE!!! This was my biggest gripe with winamp

Why do so many audio players try to look like stereos? That's what I love about Foobar - it actually lets me DO things with my music. If only burning didn't require Nero...
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post Apr 17 2004, 05:37
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Let's see:

I love it because of more reasons each day. When I originally tried it (many versions ago) I was hooked because the MAIN thing I was looking for was a player with the ability to full screen the playlist and be speedy when navigating through hundreds of songs. This alone orginally did it for me. Now, whenever I get the time, I mess around with all of the other goodies it has to offer and I am finding that it can do things I was never aware of! Also, it sounds great, with the special installer I was quickly able to play anything...including some of my old Amiga MODS and C64 SIDS, and the damn thing doesn't skip the songs when I perform other PC tasks...like some players I know! smile.gif

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post Apr 20 2004, 19:27
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i choose foobar, because winamp couldn't properly play 32bit-float-files.
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post Apr 20 2004, 19:53
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I didn't choose foobar2000, it chose me...

well, seriously...
It has everything I need, one of the biggest points being the main window...

Meh, not feeling too poetic, and this post in totally pointless... well, man has to try his best tongue.gif


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post Apr 20 2004, 20:58
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I have tried many audio players over the years. What most attracts me to foobar2000 is the elegant default ui and the control given me by having all those options availible to be set by me, instead of what some developer thought at-the-time would be best for me to use. It will play anything, and with the very best cutting edge technology around.

The developers seem to care more about the music than making it look less like a computer and more like a fancy stereo. Though I will say a dancing-lights plugin would be fun sometimes.. or at least an update to bubbla! The merging of light and sound fascinates me and computers are really good for that sort of thing. Unlike stereos.
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post Apr 20 2004, 23:47
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- mpc, aac, flac playback out of the box
- replaygain
- diskwriter
- nice gui
- and gazillion of other reasons.


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post Apr 21 2004, 02:02
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foobar 2000, eh?

It does stuff.




And some of its users make me laugh.

Plenty.


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post Apr 21 2004, 02:03
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well i don't like having to make/find a new winamp skin everytime i theme a new desktop, and i use litestep to skin the front end anyway, so i just needed a powerful playlist manager and good sound. foobar has both of these things.
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