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Title: display of of artist, album and track title on the main Foobar2000 screeen
Post by: auroraaudio on 2021-05-18 19:14:30
Hi.  I'm relatively new to Foobar and have a question.  Is there a setting somewhere that I need to invoke in order to have artist, album and track title displayed, on the main Foobar screen? Although this information is available when I view a folder's contents in Windows Explorer, it is missing for many of the tracks in folders which I load in Foobar.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: display of of artist, album and track title on the main Foobar2000 screeen
Post by: anamorphic on 2021-05-19 12:13:31
Hi there,

Do the tracks have metadata? Check them and edit in foobar by right-click tracks > Properties.

To display track information (metadata or even filenames), aside from adding playlist columns / grouping...

If using Default UI you could install Text Display (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_textdisplay) component and add it to your layout using Layout Editing Mode (https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Layout_Editing_Mode) (DUI). If using Columns UI you could add an Item Details panel (part of CUI), the same type of thing. Both display the playing or selected track information, which you can choose by using title formatting such as %artist%, etc. See foobar Help menu > Title Formatting Help for more about that.

Cheers
Title: Re: display of of artist, album and track title on the main Foobar2000 screeen
Post by: auroraaudio on 2021-05-20 01:51:43
Hi.  Thanks for the prompt response.  I've been able to display a file name for all of the tracks; however, I'm still missing artist, album and track title.  It turns out that this information also is missing in Windows Explorer (I incorrectly claimed it was there) so I think I'll try a program such as MusicBrainz Picard and see if I can fill in the blanks.  However, having the file name is a big step forward (at least I can identify a track without having to first audition it) and for this I thank you.
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