Beta version of foobar2000.
All features and plugins I tested have worked, and I use a lot of both.
What does not
A default install of 0.9.6 beta 4 would not return focus to other apps running in Linux when clicking on their buttons in the taskbar. The foobar window has to be minimized and the window behind it clicked to get focus out of foobar.
One workaround is to go into Wine Configuration and under the graphics tab for foobar2000, check the box for "Emulate a virtual desktop". Then focus is relinquished properly.
Making the emulated desktop a little bit shorter than the native screen resolution prevents right-click menus from going off the bottom of the screen, i.e. try an emulated desktop size of 1280x860 for a 1280x900 desktop in Linux.
What was not tested
Foobar2000 0.9.x has come a long way in a short time, and has more power, configurability and user friendliness than Amarok, not to mention loading and sorting much faster. There was a time not too long ago when foobar2000 0.8.x still had more features implemented and working than 0.9.x, but that's not true anymore.
|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.