Beta version of foobar2000.


Application Details:

Version: 0.9.x
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.3

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What works

File menu commands (open, add folder, etc), playlist creation, tabs, visualizations, media library, tag editing, internet playlists, conversion (I tried only LAME mp3), theme import & customization.

Keyboard shortcuts work for me, but not Global Hotkeys (ie they don't work with foobar minimized), and for some reason I can't use my laptop's media buttons without a modifier key, like "CTRL + [pause/play]".

The notification icon works, but seems to effect hotkeys... I couldn't use my custom "show now playing" hotkey while I had checked the option "always show notification icon".

What does not

shell-integrated context menus (i.e. file browser menu integration); "open containing folder"; dragging from file browser to foobar.

visualizations are more sluggish, and the oscilloscope is not as smooth as on Windows.  I'm running a 2008 dell laptop with intel core 2 duo T9300 (2x2.5 ghz) with 4gb ram and a geforce 8600M GT (256MB) video.


What was not tested

skins, addons

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Additional Comments

all in all, I find it quite usable for normal "media library" use. but if I want to drag files from my browser, or open the song's source folder from within the player, I'll use Audacious or a Rhythmbox mod, respectively.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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


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:

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.

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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