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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Georgia-ReBORN - A Clean foobar2000 Theme
Last post by TT -

                                                                   is reborn again!

I present you the last final update before the first public release, this is a truly special one and puts the last final
piece of puzzle in its place to finally complete this theme!

As you have already noticed Georgia-ReBORN has it's own corporate identity ( logo ), every theme has it's own
color modified logo to nicely present and support its theme. There are 11 logos for FHD + 4K in total,
I hope you like them  8)

Now let's move to the highlight of this update and why it's so special.
Last update I've worked on designing and implementing WilB's latest library into Georgia-ReBORN,
as you've already know, theme 'White' and 'Black' has it's own dynamic color based accents that will change
based on album art, it's an awesome feature @MordredKLB has invented. While implementing it to the library,
it reminded me that I wanted ( 1 year ago ) to unleash it's full potential. This means wouldn't it be amazing
if every time you play a new album the whole player would fully change it's color? That's right! I present you
this special theme Options > Theme > Reborn. This is was quite the challenge to realize it, I've put a lot of work
to tune it's tones to generate pleasant themes. I think overall it's pretty cool, once again, every new album you play
will be a 'Reborn' experience. This wouldn't be possible without @MordredKLB work, so credits goes to him, thanks!
Btw, I don't think I have ever saw a music player that has this special feature/theme!

Lets spoil you all with another cool feature, Options > Layout > Artwork
Now this Artwork mode has become a new favorite of mine, it will remove all unnecessary stuff and just show the album artwork.
You can easily switch between panels and also change it's player size Options > Player size. It's pretty cool if you have loaded
your playlist, let the music play and switch to Artwork mode while sitting in your couch or working on your computer while multi tasking...

And last but not least, I have designed 13 disc art placeholders, Options > Details > Disc art > Display disc art placeholder
If you are too lazy to download the disc art from, you can still use these disc art placeholders to enjoy the experience.
There are 4 cd art and 9 vinyl art placeholders designed with love to get you excited and show off to your friends ;)
Be sure to check the option Spin disc art while songs play and I recommend to set Spinning disc art redraw speed to 75ms.
You can also play around with the option Display disc art above cover especially if you use the transparent cd or vinyl placeholder!
You should try Cold fusion, it has the biggest WOW factor, you can also try the bright placeholders with theme White and the dark ones with theme Black.

These were the highlights of this update and I have finally completed this theme, this is also the last final update before the first public release.
In the future, I'll only fix possible bugs if they remain and update components if new versions will be released.
I hope you're pleased with this theme and recommend it to other fellow music lovers, thanks!


Final update before first public release -> Please make a new foobar installation!

Added 11 Georgia-ReBORN logos
Added full dynamic color theme "Reborn" ( Options > Theme )
Added new final layout "Artwork" ( Options > Layout )
Added 13 disc art placeholders ( Options > Details > Disc art > Display disc art placeholder )
Added radio lyrics support, placeholder when no album cover exist, lyrics can be now always displayed
Added option Show track count in album art ( Options > Library )
Added option to show playlist manager also in Artwork and Compact mode ( Options > Playlist > Playlist manager > Show playlist manager )

Fixed library's copy paste context menu in search
Fixed library's occasional last nodes draw bug
Fixed updating biography scroll buttons when changing themes
Fixed updating Show tracks when expanding nodes
Fixed crash when clearing SMP properties when no album cover displayed
Fixed biography crash when switching to similar artist or album history
Fixed biography allmusic photo fetching ( now works on Linux )
Fixed some small bugs

Better overall color change, also when colors are too dark in theme Black
Better vertical top menu font positioning when using larger font sizes
All 3 layouts ( Default, Artwork, Compact ) are independently configurable
Various tweaks and fine tuning

Updated Readme on Github
Updated FAQ on Github


You need once again for the last time make a new foobar installation and get the update here

Support - (fb2k) / Re: foobar2000 v1.6.5 - Album Art Viewer showing wrong cover during track change
Last post by Sergey77 -
It seems problem is fixed in 1.6.8
I also noticed that the behavior of the Album Art Viewer has changed, for example for the URL of the playlist items.
But for local files like mp3, the behavior hasn't changed. It is the same as mentioned here: Reply #5
When moving to the next file, the cover changes if the next file has a different album name or a different artist name, this is typical for "Front Cover".
However, this is not the case for "Back Cover" and seems to work as expected here.
I am attaching the video to demonstrate what was said.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface
Last post by hyperblast -
Thanks for the component.

Can you explain how should I get playlist items with "/playlists/{playlistId}/items/{range}"?
"/playlists/0/items/0:10?columns=Title" returned items but without column values.

columns are title formatting expressions, so your example will look like


%25 yields % due to url encoding
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_beefweb - modern web interface
Last post by hyperblast -
Hi all, new version is available!  ;)

Changes in v0.5:

  • Added support for specifying custom response header (e.g. for CORS)
  • Added support for specifying custom web content directories
  • Added settings to customize window title and playback information panel content
  • Added support for different file browser add actions ("Add", "Add & Play", "Replace & Play")
  • Improved dialog styling in web UI
  • Clicking on status bar locates current track
  • Binaries are built with VS2017 and dynamic runtime libraries
  • Updated foobar2000 SDK to 2019-06-30
  • Updated boost to v1.71
  • Fixed preventing of foobar2000 update
  • Fixed "Port:" label overflow in settings page
  • Fixed error 500 when trying to browse directories with inaccessible files
  • Fixed browsing of root directory (e.g. C:\)
  • Fixed volume slider vertical alignment
Wiki Discussion / Re: Update (slim down?) lossless codecs' wiki pages?
Last post by jaybeee -
Maybe make sure that every article has early on the line about what "lossless" is
For this point I'd suggest simply linkifying the term lossless to allow the reader to visit the Lossless wiki entry. Which thankfully all the popular lossless codecs entries already have, with the exception of TAK, that I've since added. A minor point maybe, but no reason to duplicate the same info multiple times on multiple pages.
General - (fb2k) / Play MKA file and show the Chapters name
Last post by miclass -
Hi all,

I have several mp3 file (>500) and I wuold like to merge them in just one file, with an index. I am using MKVToolNix to merge all the files in just one MKA file, creating a Chapter for each of them, it seems to work.

If I open the MKA file with VLC, the player correctly identify the Chapters, showing them in the timeline and in the list of Chapters. If I try with foobar2000 (I drag&drop the MKA file in the playlist), it is correctly shown as split in several items, one for each Chapter but I have no clue how to display the Chapter name (which is visible in VLC). So far I managed only to display %subsong%, which is a numeric index of the chapter, but not it's name.

Any advice if/how is it possible to show also the Chapter name of a MKA file in foobar2000?

Thank you!
General Audio / Re: Windows Media Player Plus! - Various enhancements for WMP
Last post by Maxjonz -
I have installed the enhanced version of WMP - however what I would like to do is to run wmp from a VB6 program,  thereby playing a song, then at the end of the song, I want to automatically close wmp and return to the VB6 program.    At present I am running wmp as the default player as below

Retval = ShellExecute(hwnd, "open", PlayFile, "", "", SW_SHOWNORMAL)

This  plays the song but does not close wmp.   I guess what I need to know is - how to run wmp using the app's exe file , playing the song and then closing wmp down - what are the switches that I need to use in order to do this ?    Indeed is this possible, I can see how to close after the song by a manual intervention, but I may as well just click to close wmp at the end anyway !
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