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During the last two months foo_uie_explorer stopped working on three different Windows 7 PCs (x32 and x64) - when I start Foobar2000 the process appears in task manager, but no window opens up. I can kill the hung up process, but the next start of Foobar2000 is again unsuccessfull. If I remove the dll then Foobar2000 starts normally. Tried with last and several older versions of Foobar2000.
There is no problem with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs though. I suspect a Windows update or Skype update is messing with the plugin, but unfortunately uninstalling all recent Windows updates and Skype did not resolve the issue - the problematic change does not get reverted.
Had to resort to other plugins with similar functionality, but they are all lacking compared to foo_uie_explorer.
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General Audio / DOUBLE CLICKING A SONG TO "PLAY" NOT FUNCTIONAL
Last post by lscarry -
So just today (9-24-17) foobar will not let me double left click a song in my playlists to activate the start of a song. When I attempt double clicking, foobar only highlights the song and shows me info about the song. For now I have been using the ENTER key to begin highlighted music. I need a solution. I have tried updating to v1.3.16 in attempt to fix said issue but not luck.
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Opus / Re: Opus 1.1.3
Last post by junh1024 -
I'm just curious is Auro-3D something that can be ambisonics applied to?

See https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t2c0UXzKa-vRhOlwqIj3bn070P1KJWULNc5mYuHnTQ0/edit#gid=0

The only commonality is that they're able to store 3D audio. The rest (paradigm, cost, etc) is completely different.

You can convert, but there's costs as A3D isn't free, and you'll lose quality converting as paradigm differs.
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News Submissions / Audio Tools Library (ATL) .NET v2.0 released
Last post by Zeugma -
ATL .NET is a fully native, C# library that reads and edits metadata from various digital audio formats, playlists and CUE Sheets.

Version 2.0 source and compiled library are now live on GitHub and NuGet : ATL .NET


Supported audio formats : AAC, AIF, MP4, M4A, AC3, DTS, DSF, DSD, FLAC, MIDI, APE, MP1-2-3, MPC, OGG, OPUS, OFR, PSF (and sister-formats such as SSF, DSF, ...), SPC, TTA, VQF, WAV, WV, WMA, MOD, XM, S3M, IT

Supported tagging standards : ID3v1.0-1.1, ID3v2.2-2.4, APEtag 1.0-2.0 and format-specific tagging (e.g. WMA)

Supported playlists formats : ASX, B4S, FPL (experimental), M3U, M3U8, PLS, SMIL (including WPL and ZPL), XSPF


Version 2.0 is a major overhaul of versions 1.x aimed at providing a cleaner code and transparent test coverage.

Any comment, request or contribution is most welcome.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Boosting volume above 100%?
Last post by 2tec -
I don't actually particularly like this, because I listen to a lot of new music off CD or downloaded from Bandcamp and so on, and I found it hard to set foobar correctly so that un-ReplayGain-tagged files don't suddenly jump out. Probably a way though.
It's of course not a universal solution, but you can apply negative gain to files without RG-info. I currently use -8dB pregain with great pleasure.
It may not be universal, but I do this too, based on this ~ http://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,66453.msg593150.html#msg593150
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone tried using foobar2000 as a video manager?
Last post by jazzthieve -
I only used mkvmerge and yes all tagging was done one by one (within foobar)). Wmv files won't work for example since mkvmerge can't convert those. Most files were mp4 and had no problem with those after converting to mkv both in playback and tagging. I have no idea about .rm files.
And yes, you're right, there is other software that is probably more appropriate, don't ask me which one because I'm not using any. I only did this foobar project to testing purposed and see if it was possible to combine music and movies into one config without getting into each other way (it wasn't).
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Anyone tried using foobar2000 as a video manager?
Last post by wcs13 -
Foobar movies manager? Yeah I did that, didn't pursue it any further as I saw no real use in it to warrant further effort.
Made a test layout with columns ui with playlists, playlist viewer, library tree, image brower and infos. Click action in the el playlist launched vlc player via foo_run. This is what it looked like.
Just put all in an mkv container. Foobar can tag the files (the audio part) and they play in vlc without any issue.
@jazzthieve , that looks great ! Thanks for your input. I could probably achieve a similar result with DUI.

So the key point would be to put everything in mkv containers. A batch converter (wihout reencoding, obviously) should do the trick. This one for example : https://www.ghacks.net/2013/06/04/change-video-formats-to-mp4-or-mkv-quickly/
I am however worried that such converter can only handle a limited number of video formats. What about old .rm files for instance ? (or many other formats)

And what about the tagging ? Did you do it yourself ? That looks like a tedious work (all movie info, titles, dates, names; etc.). Or is there an online tagging database such as for audio files ?

Ultimately, I wonder if other software such as JRiver would be more appropriate for such purpose (or an equivalent free software with extensive tagging abilities, if there is one).
I'm undecided right now.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Playlist location going forward
Last post by Daeron -
It was a one-time change. Add said folder to your backups and you should be fine in the future.
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General - (fb2k) / Playlist location going forward
Last post by CyberTootie -
After having a couple instances where my foobar2000 playlists got screwed up/corrupted/whatever, I stumbled upon the plugin autobackup which allowed me to back the playlists up intermittently as I saw fit. This saved me on at least one occasion and was huge as foobar2000's playlists are an integral part of my workflow, the result of hours upon hours of production decisions. Today I had to do a hard restart and I came back to foobar to all the errors that will sometimes come up when you do such a thing. Went to the backup and started replacing files, but my playlists weren't there. To my horror, some playlists remained, but the playlists I'd been actively working on were empty in foobar2000. %$E%^$##%E##%$#^$%$$$%@%#$%@%$%@#%$@#$%@%$#%$%@$#$%$#%@

I came to find autobackup plugin was set to backup the directory "playlists", but the directory foobar puts the playlists had been changed to "playlists-v1.3". I'm sitting here just pulling my hair out wondering why in the world this subtle yet ultimately disastrous change was made, and if, moving forward, every major foobar update will change this directory, breaking the backups unless I remember to manually change the target directory.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_upnp
Last post by wharfinger -
Hello everybody
I set up my foobar2000 with foo_upnp for streaming and downloading over the internet to foobar2000 mobile on my phone. The connection and navigation works fine but there are a few problems I couldn't fix:

The streaming profile is set to: transcode 'never' only if lossless. So if I'm on my phone and want to download a M4A track foobar2000 on my PC would convert the track to WAV.
If it is lossless, the track would be converted to MP3. Just like it set it up. But why is the M4A track converted to WAV at all?
So I set it to: transcode 'always'. This means that FLAC or ALAC and also M4A tracks are getting converted. Okay. But I think M4A doesn't need to be transcoded, a transcode of lossless files would be enough.

Next and bigger problem: if I download some transcoded MP3 files, all the metadata is missing. The metadata is all there in playback, but after downloading it all is gone. Does anyone know how to solve this problems?

Best regards