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I think fb2k looks too basic by default and is hard to skin/style, Was: Foobar still in the 90's
jistme
post Sep 24 2011, 18:17
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Hithere,

Today I gave Foobar a shot, intending to divorce from Winamp after a very long and happy marriage.
After hearing some positive feedback about Foobar I gave it a try, but to be honest, I am quiet astounded to see that Foobar is graphically still in the 90's, and so is the way to get usable skins (to make the experience a little more apealing and usable) to work.

O.k. flame me to hell with probably a lot of valid arguments and opinions, but I can't imagine I am the only one looking for a Winamp of the 21st century, and will for these reasons not choose Foobar as a successor.
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post Sep 24 2011, 22:55
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Why do you need a skin for an audio player?
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post Sep 25 2011, 00:54
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QUOTE (xnor @ Sep 24 2011, 15:55) *
Why do you need a skin for an audio player?


the term "skin" in this thread is being used a glorified term for a graphical frontend to foobar that doesn't look like some windows 95 application.

If a decent GUI is so unimportant that why did they not make foobar run via the cmd prompt or in terminal and you could just use commands to play/find music.

It's a shame that people think that just because Foobar is how it is, some awesome customisable, feature rich music player that it can't also just one one good looking preset config.
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post Sep 25 2011, 04:02
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QUOTE (fusen @ Sep 25 2011, 00:54) *
QUOTE (xnor @ Sep 24 2011, 15:55) *
Why do you need a skin for an audio player?


the term "skin" in this thread is being used a glorified term for a graphical frontend to foobar that doesn't look like some windows 95 application.

If a decent GUI is so unimportant that why did they not make foobar run via the cmd prompt or in terminal and you could just use commands to play/find music.

It's a shame that people think that just because Foobar is how it is, some awesome customisable, feature rich music player that it can't also just one one good looking preset config.


IMO you are the one that does not really understand the term and glorify Skin.
Foobar2000 is very functional, to be that f2k could just run from command line. But Foobar2000 has a decent customizable GUI with already many preset config.

GUI adds usability. Skinning on the other hand just add more color, hide some texts, save some screen places, a bit reposition. Usability added is minimal. Some people feel more comforting with nice skin, that's just their preference.
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- jistme   I think fb2k looks too basic by default and is hard to skin/style   Sep 24 2011, 18:17
- - tpijag   You joined to tell everyone that you will not choo...   Sep 24 2011, 18:24
- - jistme   Nope, Just expressing my honest feelings, maybe h...   Sep 24 2011, 18:29
- - fusen   He isn't trolling, he's saying it how it i...   Sep 24 2011, 18:37
|- - jistme   Thnx fusen, After posting I did feel a little bit...   Sep 24 2011, 18:50
- - tpijag   Your point of view is well understood. Why can peo...   Sep 24 2011, 18:51
- - jistme   What is, or do you mean by 'meh'? (English...   Sep 24 2011, 19:00
|- - lukesau   QUOTE (jistme @ Sep 24 2011, 10:00) What ...   Sep 24 2011, 23:13
- - shakey_snake   fb2k is, despite some people's efforts, not ...   Sep 24 2011, 19:25
- - sld   To TS: stick with Winamp.   Sep 24 2011, 21:56
- - xnor   Why do you need a skin for an audio player?   Sep 24 2011, 22:55
|- - fusen   QUOTE (xnor @ Sep 24 2011, 15:55) Why do ...   Sep 25 2011, 00:54
|- - vaga8ondxwr   QUOTE (fusen @ Sep 25 2011, 00:54) QUOTE ...   Sep 25 2011, 04:02
- - derty2   @jistme, since skinning music players is your main...   Sep 25 2011, 01:29
- - DotNoir   To each their own, I guess, but I haven't ever...   Sep 25 2011, 01:41
- - kraut   QUOTE Your point of view is well understood. Why c...   Sep 25 2011, 03:12
- - durch   The default user interface has improved a lot sinc...   Sep 25 2011, 08:47
- - jistme   Respect to the admin who changed the subject of my...   Sep 25 2011, 13:16
|- - xnor   QUOTE (jistme @ Sep 25 2011, 14:16) I don...   Sep 25 2011, 17:00
||- - jistme   QUOTE (xnor @ Sep 25 2011, 18:00) QUOTE (...   Sep 25 2011, 17:37
|- - Alexander Ostuni   QUOTE (jistme @ Sep 25 2011, 07:16) Again...   Sep 25 2011, 20:16
- - MrMonkey   Try XMPlay. It has less bloat than Winamp and it...   Sep 25 2011, 13:23
|- - jistme   QUOTE (MrMonkey @ Sep 25 2011, 14:23) Try...   Sep 25 2011, 15:58
- - q-stankovic   Of course you are trolling or did you write the sa...   Sep 25 2011, 14:19
|- - jistme   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Sep 25 2011, 15...   Sep 25 2011, 16:09
- - q-stankovic   Just that you know about what he talks: http://ww...   Sep 25 2011, 19:04
- - xnor   @q-stankovic: Not to the OP. But I also prefer na...   Sep 25 2011, 19:36
- - durch   I think most of the users won't complain if fo...   Sep 25 2011, 19:53
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (durch @ Sep 25 2011, 14:53) I thin...   Sep 28 2011, 03:22
- - q-stankovic   I think most of the users won't complain if th...   Sep 25 2011, 20:02
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (jistme @ Sep 25 2011, 18:37) No pr...   Sep 25 2011, 20:29
- - fusen   It amazes me how so many people are so vehemently ...   Sep 27 2011, 23:47
|- - Canar   QUOTE (fusen @ Sep 27 2011, 15:47) I...   Sep 28 2011, 02:26
|- - Grinderman   QUOTE (fusen @ Sep 27 2011, 23:47) There ...   Sep 28 2011, 11:38
- - White_Shadow   Sorry for interfering, but this discussion is a bi...   Sep 28 2011, 12:18
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (White_Shadow @ Sep 28 2011, 13:18)...   Sep 28 2011, 13:17
- - tpijag   Re-read the first post. He did not request anythin...   Sep 28 2011, 13:37
|- - Rozzo   I don't understand this topic. Foobar2000, bot...   Sep 28 2011, 15:49
- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (White_Shadow @ Sep 28 2011, 07:18)...   Sep 28 2011, 16:03
- - Case   I understand the topic starter perfectly. I don...   Sep 28 2011, 16:10
|- - Canar   QUOTE (Case @ Sep 28 2011, 08:10) I under...   Sep 28 2011, 19:18
- - q-stankovic   case, for me it is visually more appealing to have...   Sep 28 2011, 20:36
|- - wojtek   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Sep 28 2011, 21...   Oct 15 2011, 17:38
- - mpuckett   And not to belabor the point about the functionali...   Sep 29 2011, 06:41
- - xordae   "What people expect.. software to look like.....   Oct 2 2011, 03:13
- - Beavis04   The UI could be a little more slick, in terms of p...   Oct 2 2011, 06:47
- - jistme   QUOTE (jistme @ Sep 24 2011, 19:17) Hithe...   Oct 14 2011, 16:29
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (jistme @ Oct 14 2011, 11:29) Havin...   Oct 15 2011, 19:27
- - dhromed   QUOTE genuflection You mean reflection or introsp...   Oct 14 2011, 17:07
- - db1989   What are FooBar and Foobar? :s   Oct 14 2011, 21:34
- - astroidmist   I like the way Foobar2000 looks. I customized min...   Oct 14 2011, 22:02
- - fields433   i love the way foobar looks, saying that .. would ...   Oct 16 2011, 16:11


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