Hi, I just wanted to mention a guide compiled to help people switching from winamp to find their beloved features in foobar. http://winamp2foobar.blogspot.com/I'm not saying it's a good thing to want to reproduce exactly winamp, but it helps at first... and it's a good way to learn how to configure foobar2000!Thanks yall for everything you do. I installed foobar 3 days ago but am addicted already...
An other awesome feature of Winamp (actually a plugin) is "Jump to file". [...] you get a box performing search in the current playlist. It's also possible in foobar2000. You will need to install the AMIP package.
Good stuff. Nice to see something with proper explanation and links to handy components.A note:QuoteAn other awesome feature of Winamp (actually a plugin) is "Jump to file". [...] you get a box performing search in the current playlist. It's also possible in foobar2000. You will need to install the AMIP package.Simple playlist search in FB does not require an extra component.
Thanks for putting all the effort in it. It´s more than a good start. Maybe I would add:*ripping CDs with foobar (at full speed only in WinampPro)*converting*Tagging Power*no native CD burning in foobar2000*Replay Gain (I think Winamp also has it but not that powerful)*Lyrics (Minilyrics works for all players but LyricsDB is awesome)*Lots of help and inspiration @ http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showforum=28
About CD ripping: I tried, using the commandline Lame encoder, and it worked.But:-The files just came in the folder without subfolders as I would have expected, and did not find where to set it up-I didn't find out how get data from freeDB or whatever. I think this is supposed to be built-in in foobar 9.5.x ?thanks!
Or get foo_freedb from the installer using 7z (un)archiver.
Just a sidenote:Quote from: Slotos on 30 September, 2008, 01:35:11 PMOr get foo_freedb from the installer using 7z (un)archiver.This method is not recommended, because the installer.ini file is not updated to reflect that FreeDB component is installed and it won't be automatically upgraded during installation of the next version. (It also makes people feel like running the installer more than once does something bad, when it's in fact the only proper way to upgrade fb2k.)[/size]
I don't think it's a good idea to recommend foo_ui_gfx, there's no "skin" for user to download, no documentation (as far as I know), and it seem that there's no one working on it.If peoples from winamp really want foobar to look like winamp, IMHO it's better to stick with winamp.Anyway, good blog but I think if you really into this, you should add something that is... "foobar2000" a bit more instead of focus on making foobar "emulate" winamp too much you know, it kinda made me think when I read your blog, "Um, why not just use winamp..." Hope you get the idea.I use foobar because of something other players can't do, and I believed other who use and like foobar share the same idea. Regard
Maybe you should write about functions that foobar has which Winamp hasn't.
I don't think the panel splitter / panels ui should be in a beginners guide. It's just too complex, misdeveloped and it leads too much to the "skinning"-part of foobar (skinning =/= layouting) This guide should be about the functions foobar provides (native/plug-ins)...