As for more anecdotal evidence, my wife uses fb2k+foo_upnp to play our music on her laptop all the time, without incident.
Hopped in here to recommend MusicBee, but looks like someone already beat me to it. It's rather new so may not have all the esoteric features some other players have, but it's not from a lack of trying from the author's side. He's been working really hard & puts out beta releases often.It's got some handy features for newbies like when new tracks are found by the folder monitoring mechanism those tracks appear in an inbox so they can be easily tagged & what-not before being permanently added to the library.It should be on your short list of players to look at, krabapple.
So far I notice no one recommending Winamp (which back in the days before Foobar, was one I used fairly often.) Any particular reason? I see it does handle flac files nowadays, which it did not when I was a user.
The feature that you seem to be struggling with here is the Library Viewer Selection Playlist. When it was created, it was enabled by default. Now it is disabled by default, for the very reasons you are showing right now. The setting can be changed at Media Library > Library Viewer Selection Playlist > Enabled.
Quote from: krabapple on 08 December, 2009, 10:15:41 PMBut a comprehensive non-jargony help function/resource is still needed...as are help buttons that actually bring up help when you click themThis is wiki content. If you are confused by part of it, you could request a change or even change it yourself. I'm kind of a jargony guy, as are a lot of us. If you could give help improving documentation, I'm sure we'd all love it.
But a comprehensive non-jargony help function/resource is still needed...as are help buttons that actually bring up help when you click them
"NG Group" is not a Default UI term. The queue is functionality most users do not need but some users want. Playlists are well-understood and playback queues are well-understood by those that want them. WMP also has this functionality.
Quote from: krabapple on 09 December, 2009, 12:00:23 PMSo far I notice no one recommending Winamp (which back in the days before Foobar, was one I used fairly often.) Any particular reason? I see it does handle flac files nowadays, which it did not when I was a user.Please see post #4.
Actually I'm not dealing with the Library Viewer Selection Playlist here; I'm using an Album List Panel that I have permanently in my GUI, not the *other* Album List that pops up when I select Menu-->Library-->Album List
But it would still be nice to be able to select multiple items in AL Panel at once then send them all to playlist. Can that be done?
I would love to have the time to do it.
Sorry, meant 'NG Playlist".
I'm still not clear on what the purpose of it is, vs a playlist.
Thanks, I should have reviewed the thread again rather than rely on memory.
Rather than repeating the same line of arguments that Canar has used (which I agree with almost completely), have you looked at musicbee? I can't say I've used it extensively, but for a brief time its development sparked my interest as something to recommend for people who try fb2k and for whatever reason don't like it (however dumb their arguments ).It seemed to pretty much be an iTunes that plays FLAC.
All suggested players can't handle embedded cue sheets AFAIK, foobar can
Is there a really easy-to-use alternative to F2k?
In case that somebody wants to give MusicBee a try, I would recommend the weekly updated beta releases instead of main download link (stable).
Another easy to use player is AIMP2. You find it at http://www.aimp.ru/. It has a wide codec support, including flac.