You should ask for your money back.
For example, using foo_scheduler you can launch any external application when playback start/stop/pause/new track start...
i'm not really sure if this will help but it might be worth a look. http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=39946
foobar2000 is not designed for that sort of functionality. The author has, in the past, expressed a rather negative opinion of the sorts of hacks used to (among other things) collect information from Winamp. The proper way to do it is to expose this functionality via a component. Anything else is a hack and is looked down upon.
I believe that foo_vis_shpeck exposes information in a Winamp-compatible form.
It seems to be a wrapper component of sorts for running Winamp vis plugins. Not sure it allows external apps to query foobar's playback state, although I may be wrong.