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[Skin] Nightowl


I publish my skin for foobar2000 for mobile here.
I named it "Nightowl" after the image of twilight in the sky after listening to my favorite music all night long🌃.
Check out the following!!

Skin Name: Nightowl
Version: 1.0
Published Date: 2022/10/23 (in Japan)

  • Compatible with 20:9. 19.5:9, 16:9 aspect ratio: Pixel 7 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone SE 2, and etc.
  • No conflict with notches, punch holes, or dynamic island on the top of the display.
  • Simple and dark theme.
  • Displaying album artwork, album title, release date, title, artist name, current playback position and total duration.
  • Designed for one-handed operation on a smartphone.

  • For iOS, locate the skin file (.fbskin) in the application folder via the iTunes file sharing function or the FTP sharing function of foobar2000 for mobile, etc. You will find "Nightowl" under Tools > Choose Skin > User Skins. Choose it.
  • For Android, locate the skin file (.fbskin) in internal memory or sd card. Select Tools > Choose Skin > ADD MORE > Open... and open the skin file. You will find "Nightowl" under Tools > Choose Skin > USER SKINS. Choose it.
  • For Mac (with Apple Sillicon), basic procedure is identical to the case of iOS but location of application folder is complicated. On my M2 MBA (2022), I found it under Macintosh HD > Users > "User Name" > Library > Containers > foobar2000 > Data > Documents. Locate the skin file (.fbskin) in the Documents folder.
  • For Windows 11, installation procedure is identical to the case of Android.

Details and Usage:
  • Artwork with 1:1 aspect ratio should be displayed with rounded corner (If square artworks are not rounded, try turning off the option: Tools > Advanced > Hide status bar on the playback screen).
  • Too long titles or names will be truncated.
  • Internal volume control available (portrait display with 19.5:9 and 20:9 aspect ratio only), which is independent from system volume.
  • Ticks on the slider are just a guide.
  • To open the menu, tap the title and artist name of song. You can check the state of playback order mode and add to specific playlist.

  • If you use a smartphone with an unsupported aspect ratio, or if you change the window size on a Mac or Windows, the intended display will not be obtained.
  • Supported aspect ratios may be added upon request. Planning to support the latest iPad series (i.e., 4:3).
  • Feedbacks on design, coloring, necessity of volume control and playback order buttons are welcome!!


This original skin was made for personal use. Therefore, it is always fundamentally a beta version.
Especially, I am not an Android user, so I have not tested my skin on Android smartphones, and I am not familiar with the specifications of Android-specific displaying function (e.g., home button).

If you have any requests or problems, please do not hesitate to report them.
The name of the device you are using, the specifications of the display, and information about the display area of the skin, which can be obtained from Tools > Console in foobar2000 for mobile, can be helpful.
I may accommodate your requests depending on my capacity.

Re: [Skin] Nightowl

Reply #1
Thanks so much! It works perfectly on my phone.

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Reply #2
Good to hear my skin is working well.

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Reply #3
how to solve "Access Denied"?

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Reply #4
how to solve "Access Denied"?

Are you trying on Android? If so, I have no idea about the problem because I own no Android device.
I suggest checking the system setting on security or privacy or permission for application.
Allowing foobar2000 to access the files in storage would solve the problem.

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Reply #5
how to solve "Access Denied"?

All versions after 1.3 can't install skins because of this, the only solution is to downgrade to the last 1.2 version, install, and then update to the latest version.

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Reply #6
how to solve "Access Denied"?
What folder are you trying to access? Many apps cannot have system or root folder access anymore on Android. Trying moving the skin file into the Foobar folder.  Same on iOS, move the skin file into the foobar2000 folder. I’m using both types of devices and have this skin already set up.

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Reply #7
how to solve "Access Denied"?
To reproduce the "Access Denied" problem, I tried running foobar2000 on Android 9 on the Android emulator NoxPlayer.
The skin file was placed under the directory Android>data>com.foobar2000.foobar2000>files.

As a result, I got an "Access Denied" message and could not load the skin file.
Allowing storage access in Android Settings>Applications>foobar2000 did not change the result.

As reported in this thread, another Android user has no problems, so I believe the issue is with the Android or foobar2000 app, not the skin file.
This "Access Denied" problem was also reported in another recent thread, and it seems that downgrading the version of foobar2000 to 1.3 or earlier was able to apply the skin:,122296.msg1009503.html#msg1009503.

Download the .apk file for the 1.2 series of foobar2000 for Android from the link below and install it via the apk file. After that, try loading skin file.

This troubleshooting worked for me (Android 9 running on the Android emulator NoxPlayer), and I have confirmed that skins for 20:9 aspect ratio are displayed as intended on Android OS.

Re: [Skin] Nightowl

Reply #8
On Android 11+ REPLACE the default skins with your choice. I use "Apk Editor Pro" to edit the mobile foobar apk on android and simply replace the default skins