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foobar2000

Beta version of foobar2000.


 

Application Details:

Version: 0.9.x
License:
URL: http://www.foobar2000.org
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.3

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Audio playback, tagging, saving playlists, most general features.

What does not

Can't drag files onto it, you have to manually add them via the "open" button which is a pain. Unsure if it can scan your audio library for it to compile its own, might work if you put all your files in C drive? Doesn't seem to support iPod connectivity either.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Some more advanced features like equalisers and stuff, I see no reason why they wouldn't work though.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

I gave it a Gold rating because the majority of this software works great, it's just the little things that are annoying. I would be using foobar if the drag function worked! Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20111.2.3Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 06 20091.1.32Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20091.1.29Yes Yes SilverRyan 
ShowMandriva 2009.1 'Spring'Jun 16 20091.1.23Yes Yes PlatinumRyan 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20091.1.23Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

The beta version of foobar2000 uses Directsound by default, which can cause some problems when playing music. In order to get the program to play music properly, you must set the Hardware Acceleration to emulate Directsound. Go to a terimal and type in "winecfg". A window will open with options for you to modify. Click on the Audio tab, and then look for "Hardware Acceleration". It is currently on "Full". Click on it, and you will have a list of options. Click on "Emulation", and then click on "Apply". foobar2000 should now be able to play music. Note that this will make foobar2000 version 0.8.3 give out an error when you try to play an audio file. Just change it back to "Full" in winecfg when you're done using foobar2000 version 0.9 beta.

[HOWTO]solve audio choppy problem in Ubuntu 8.10

following this link:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=964580

Launch winecfg with below command.

padsp winecfg

In audio tab, only select oss driver.

Using below command to launch foobar2000, or just prefix the launch command in the shortcut with padsp

padsp wine foobar2000.exe

 

P.S. This workaround may crash pulseaudio.

WARNING
If you have a LARGE music library foobar2000 may hang while attempting to load it, which may freeze your computer for a short while. During this time, do NOT interrupt the process.

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