Beta version of foobar2000.
- most functionality (did not test eveything)
- foo_ui_columns (require wine >= 0.9.36)
These columns panels (need foo_ui_columns):
- foo_uie_albumart (need gdiplus.dll / libpng13.dll / zlib1.dll in foobar's installation dirrectory)
- foo_uie_quicksearch (icon in front of the search combo not drawn correctly)
What does not
- sound stuttering as soon as thee is some activity on the desktop (closing window, clicking in the taskbar).
- you cannot move toolbars (volume, quick search, song position bar etc) by draging them because of some unimplemented stuff in wine. If you want to reorganize toolbars you have to remove them and add them in order.
- foo_ui_columns: in the plugin layout configuration, in the panel list you have to double-right click
to make the context menu appear instead of single click
- foo_uie_quicksearch: icon in front of the the search combo not drawn correctly
What was not tested
- a lot of foobar default functionality (file mover / masstagger / converter etc)
- all other external plugins
The main problem is audio stuterring using a Creative Audigy 2 ZS (PCMCIA). Audio is OK only if you have no activity at all on the computer. I also add to setup audio to 48Khz/16 bits in winecfg and in foobar use the PPHS resampler (in the DSP config section) to resample at 48Khz, else the audio wouldn't be correct. If it was not this issue the app would get Silver or possibly Gold rating. Even if audio is flakey, the app should be considered Silver for other tasks. The stuttering can be greatly reduced using jackd in realtime mode and using the jack driver in winecfg audio config. It makes audio playback semi-usable when doing other task (you don't have to htry too hard to make it stutter though)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 01 2011||1.2.3||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 06 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 13 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ryan|
|Show||Mandriva 2009.1 'Spring'||Jun 16 2009||1.1.23||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Ryan|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2009||1.1.23||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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.
following this link:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=964580
Launch winecfg with below command.
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.