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please make video functions, Video functions
post Feb 23 2012, 19:22
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I like foobar2000 so far it's great, but I would love to see video please! Have you guys thought of adding video capabilities?
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post Feb 23 2012, 19:43
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Probably not.

See these replies from one of the old threads on the same question:
QUOTE (scoozer @ Jul 12 2005, 18:51) *
Does there is a Plugin for foobar2k to play Video(streams)?
QUOTE (Frank_Bicking @ Jul 12 2005, 18:56) *
Short answer: no, and there will probably never be.
QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 12 2005, 18:57) *
No, foobar2000 is not able to play videos. Depending on the video (container) format, you may be able to play the audio tracks contained in the video. It is not planned to add video playback capabilities to foobar2000.

Or a more technical explanation from another of said threads:
QUOTE (kode54 @ Sep 24 2004, 01:59) *
Video is actually quite impossible with the current core design. […] So, no, video won't really be possible with the current core system

At the most basic level: foobar2000 is an audio player. Expecting video support would be unrealistic enough for that reason, even without the implication that Peter should do even more unpaid work in his free time.

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post Feb 23 2012, 19:45
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7.5 years ago: the answer is negative.

Damn, too slow again :/

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post Feb 23 2012, 19:48
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This question has been asked several times, and the answer is always no. It's my understanding that the developer wishes foobar to remain an audio player only and not a media player.

You might want to check out VLC or Media Player Classic for video playback.
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post Feb 23 2012, 20:31
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I think my core design comment was also before visualization support was added. Either a video output subsystem could theoretically be added, assuming Peter even has any interest in doing so, which I doubt. Or a component could theoretically use the visualization subsystem and/or the reported play position indicator to track the DSP and output latency for timing video frames.

Still sounds sketchy to me.
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post Mar 5 2012, 00:17
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I for one appreciate fb2k's ability to play the audio stream of e.g. an mp4 file. Heck, I 'even' learned how to re-encapsulate MPEGS (easy using ffmpeg) in order to have fb2k playing them.

Now if only fb2k could look inside DVD video files (preferably .ISO images stored with the .DVD suffix wink.gif ) and report DVD chapters as tracks in the library, and create cuesheets with ReplayGain information ... smile.gif
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post Mar 5 2012, 01:12
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QUOTE (kode54 @ Feb 23 2012, 20:31) *
assuming Peter even has any interest in doing so, which I doubt.

I for one would welcome a slick, clean, no-bullshit video player for Windows. Maybe Peter should do a Kickstarter. ph34r.gif

It's only audiophile if it's inconvenient.
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