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Title: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2017-12-29 14:10:28
yup...

(https://www.foobar2000.org/images/releases/macbar2017.png)

>>>>> CLICK (https://www.foobar2000.org/mac) <<<<<

While it's not being actively developed and has only limited features, I'm releasing it in hope that some will find it useful.

It is built from the same codebase as current foobar2000 mobile beta, hence the versioning: 2.x to distinguish itself from classic Windows foobar2000, x.1.6 for mobile codebase of 1.1.6.

I'm listing El Capitan as the required system version because the playlist tabs are known to render incorrectly on older and I don't currently have time to figure out why. The rest of the app may or may not work on as old as Mavericks, if you use such you're welcome to try and report.

(https://www.foobar2000.org/images/releases/ph34r.png)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: studio13 on 2018-01-01 19:16:10
hey thanks for making the effort to do this work and post the results .. !
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: eahm on 2018-01-01 20:02:03
F*ck! Goint to test this in 1 second!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: John Doe on 2018-01-02 21:19:31
This is very very basic, but I really appreciate it. I hope this gets some traction!

thank you very much.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-01-03 09:51:14
Version 2.1.7 up, fixed mishandling of file names containing spaces coming from system file dialogs (thanks kode54).
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: wlai on 2018-01-11 04:33:20
Loving it, thanks!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: tuBbz on 2018-01-11 13:58:37
thanks Peter
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: niggurath on 2018-01-19 20:58:29
Thank you for bringing fb2k to Mac! One of the things I miss.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: firewater on 2018-01-27 01:24:26
Thank you much for this!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Foobar2000Mac on 2018-01-27 09:56:56
Hello, everybody. Have a nice day for everybody.
I've used Foobar2000 on Windows platform but I used it more like a converter and joined the files together in one file.
I'd like to know is there any chance to get converter functions and other functions for foobar2000 on Mac?
Thank you
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: 12345 on 2018-01-30 11:02:40
Awesome! These days I use (the abandoned) Cog player on macOS. An EQ and a time slider would take me back to good old foobar again!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2018-01-30 11:14:31
These days I use (the abandoned) Cog player on macOS.
While it does not have an equalizer, it does have a time slider, and I have been maintaining the player for several years now, here (https://kode54.net/cog/).
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mudlord on 2018-01-30 21:15:26
Have you got a screenshot gallery on your page?

Would be nice to see what you added.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: spectrogram on 2018-02-04 08:14:44
Thank you so much Peter, working flawlessly on macos 10.13.3
You might have just saved me from switching back to Windows solely for Foobar!

Would love to see other features such as the real-time spectrogram (yes, that's the feature I miss most on my mac  :D ) implemented as time goes by.

Cheers
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: RicoRosso on 2018-02-05 12:03:14
Hello - many thanks for this.  I have been longing for Mac version of Foobar for almost 10 years now (I still maintain my audio PC on Windows from 2003 mostly for Foobar2000).  Three questions : 
1) I am curious on how to use the Foobar add-on components: should they be in the same directory (applications) or be in a separate subdirectory? (or am I missing something)
2) Would it be possible to have a step-by-step guide in a short document (I have downloaded and placed the app in Applications folder, but I'm not sure if there are other things to do at this point)
3) Foobar2000 for Mac (FooMac? :-) works fine -- MANY THANKS -- on my MacBook Air, with my local music, it works like a dream.  However, I wonder if I could use it on my network and access my server (or any other device on my network)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Case on 2018-02-05 17:17:53
With non-portable foobar2000 you just double-click the downloaded component file if it has the .fb2k-component extension. For portable foobar2000 and for very old components that still use the .zip extension you drag and drop the file over Components screen of Preferences.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: John Doe on 2018-02-10 17:38:21
With non-portable foobar2000 you just double-click the downloaded component file if it has the .fb2k-component extension. For portable foobar2000 and for very old components that still use the .zip extension you drag and drop the file over Components screen of Preferences.
Is your comment really meant for foobar2000forMac?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Case on 2018-02-10 18:22:19
My mistake. I somehow assumed he registered to comment on the news and took the opportunity to ask about good old Windows version at the same time. I realize now that the talk about applications directory should have made it clear that it's all Mac-talk.

Let me clarify then that there are no components for the limited and very early Mac version. All existing components are for the Windows version and require Windows operating system for their operation. No other foobar2000 version (mobile, Mac alpha) has SDK for component development.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: seaeye on 2018-02-12 21:13:42
Ha! For the first time ggl search returned foobar for mac, not the wine port ;) Basic, but works great and is gapless!
Thanks! Can't wait for some more add-ons.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: aerothunder on 2018-02-16 11:54:17
Hey Peter, just registered to say thank you for this. It's very nice, polished and the way I expect a Mac app. For myself it lacks only for one feature I miss so badly. In the Playback menu there should be the shuffle option, so I can play a playlist randomly without pressing the random button all the time.

Can you please implement this feature?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: q-stankovic on 2018-03-25 18:20:57
Many Thanks! At last we have a port on mac!

There is needed much time until we have a full version comparable to windows. Let me mention which two points i consider important for further development:

1. Try to use the modern ui of mac os apps (see apple own tools: pages, numbers, keynote; does anybody can say to me what has to be done to let apps look like that? Cocoa? I am not that techy!)

2. Don't try to mimic or copy foobar2000s ui and functionality on windows but make an app which is fully compatible to mac standards and mac users expectations.

Once again: Thanks!
(I was so quiet here since 3 years because i changed to mac)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mataiuls on 2018-03-27 08:08:40
Hi, Peter!
Thanks for your efforts on making foobar2000 available on MacOS.
Unfortunately, i have a problem. When i try to put my library on foobar, it crashes.
Being more descriptive:
Start foobar ->files->add folder->select folder->click to add=crash.
What can i do?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-03-27 11:07:17
If foobar2000 for mac is crashing for you, please get me all the information gathered by Apple crash reporter:
In "foobar2000 quit unexpectedly" window, click "Report..."
A window with full crash log will appear - select all the text and post it here.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-03-30 09:26:41
New version up, 2.1.10. Many bugs have been fixed. Still waiting for crash telemetry info. I encourage everyone to add their entire music library to playlist and see what happens - and send me the full log if it crashes.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: alekksander on 2018-03-30 13:19:26
i'm sorry, but i feel like i have to ask (as many people pray for this at night):
 is there any hope for linux version?
i think i saw something indicating for such work, but i can't find it now.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: magicgoose on 2018-03-30 14:29:58
Thanks for the effort! Always great to see something new about foobar.

> “foobar2000.app” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

I understand that spending money on Apple's certificate may be too bad, but then perhaps you could use a GPG key to sign the binaries, so that people who care could easily verify that it's legit. HTTPS is good, but HTTPS alone is not 100% bulletproof (people need to manually check if the certificate didn't change to some other issued by a Chinese CA or something). And since foobar2000 is quite popular, I am sure it will be targeted by internet hooligans.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: magicgoose on 2018-03-30 14:42:03
Tried to drag&drop about 145 gigabytes of music (which is mostly FLAC, and some WavPack and TAK), took about 3 minutes of "Indexing Media". A bit strange, as it's all on a fast SSD connected via Thunderbolt, and CPU usage was very low during the indexing.

Then I started playback, created new playlist, deleted the original playlist (ending up with 1 empty playlist) and clicked "next track" a few times. It seems like it still uses the removed playlist — subsequent tracks from the deleted playlist are playing. Is it as intended?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Funkstar De Luxe on 2018-04-07 14:45:02
Damn, amazing!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Meeko on 2018-04-08 19:10:52
Hello Peter!  I'm most impressed with your ability to get foobar on a mac.  I've kept my Windows install around so that I could use the replay gain function for files on my phone.  I might not have to do that anymore. :)

I'm playing around with install version 2.1.10 and I cannot access preferences at all. Its totally greyed out.  I'm not sure if this is intentional, but I felt it would be good to share.  I'm on an imac running High Sierra 10.13.4
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2018-04-10 04:38:23
Preferences are not implemented yet in the macOS version, to my knowledge.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: NinjaFrog on 2018-04-10 05:36:00
thank you, but for the love of god, please implement EQ and black theme!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: bittens on 2018-04-10 07:28:44
Any chance we could see support for importing themes?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Remida on 2018-04-10 21:47:17
Hi Peter, Thanks so much!
Since I moved to Mac some years ago Foobar was the piece of software I missed more than anything else!
Despite his presently essential look I'm so happy to click his icon again.
My small suggestion would be the possibility to choose the audio interface.
A dark theme I'm sure would be really appreciate.
Thanks again for your effort on the porting!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: nevets1219 on 2018-04-10 23:13:46
I'm listening to http://jpopsuki.fm:2199/tunein/jpopsuki-stream.pls and am not seeing any toast messages - is there something I need to configure in the OS?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: szffagier on 2018-04-12 12:10:37
Hi! thank you so much, I've been waiting for this moment for over 3 years since I left windows behind.

I obviously understand this is just a raw version, but things I miss the most are:

1. support of previous/play-pause/next (F7/F8/F9 on the keyboard) buttons. mine still tries to launch iTunes when trying to use them.
2. last fm scrobble support (doesn't even recognise the player)
3. the bar with the whole library on the left hand side with a search bar.

any chance for any of those to be done?

thanks so much
Pav
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: John Doe on 2018-04-12 18:20:04
I'm confused. Plug-ins don't work at all right now or am I missing something?
Not a complaint, sometimes I'm to simple for technology. :-D
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2018-04-13 01:07:29
Doesn't support plugins (yet?), and even if it did, everything would have to be specially ported to macOS.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: EpicForever on 2018-04-13 06:41:07
Does macos support something similar to Wine for Linux? That would be lot easier, despite not being native.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: magicgoose on 2018-04-15 15:02:49
Does macos support something similar to Wine for Linux? That would be lot easier, despite not being native.
Wine runs on macOS too. (The wine itself, not something similar to wine; and it is easy to install via homebrew).
I use foobar2000 on it, and it is mostly okay. Still a lot better than all the other players available.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: crazycholon1 on 2018-04-17 06:17:36
Hi,

Thank you very much for making foobar2000 available for macOS.
I've tried this app a bit. While understanding its limited functions, some of these issues I think are essential to point out:
1. Quit and reopen the app and all the changes (which fields to display) are reset. These changes need to be maintained.
2. No shortcut key to (Play/Pause...). No options for shuffle and loop the whole playlist.
3. No capability to change artwork of a song. This is the only missing thing to make it a true tag-editor, which popular apps like VOX are lacking of.
4. No information about current song, have to scroll down the whole playlist to see which one is checked in "Playing".

I think the above points are essential, why other functions can be improved later.
I hope that you will update to make it a standard macOS music player app.
I'd really appreciate your hard work. Thank you very much.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: SEPARATOR on 2018-04-21 15:19:19
Hello; re to Peter / Foobar2000 for Mac developers;

I registered to be able to post here and comment on Foobar2000 for Mac. Will give a few comments and suggestions.

When I came to the point I could switch to Mac due to financial constrains, I was shocked and annoyed to learn that there is no Foobar2000 for Mac. Additionally, most audio players are complete junk full of "features", actually preventing people from listening to music, same like on Windows machines. It turned out the only alternative is VLC; which is not that pleasant to use as an audio player. It is bulky and has weird usage logic. Than I found you published Foobar for Mac! :) Kudos! I use Foobar for mac essentially from the beginning for music play purposes. There are some issues with it however. If fixed, Foobar might as well become player of preference for Mac for millions of users.

1. Cmd+Backspace doesn't delete stuff from playlist; same for Fn+Backspace (del), only mouse right-click works - this is annoying
2. Foobar2000 **really** needs in program volume bar. Without it it is not possible to fine-tune volume levels
3. It would be fantastic if Foobar2000 would be integrated with Mac audio controls

You do this, and it would be bye bye all other players for tech savvy users.

Thank for making this software. Foobar is brilliant in its simplicity and effectiveness.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: parTiHKAL on 2018-04-24 09:34:20
I've lurked these forums far too long, so this'll be my inaugural post. I love and have been using foobar for ages.

@Peter so, I was able to isolate one bug.. upon initially pointing foobar 2.1.13(1) to my master folder (includes flacs, mp3s, imgs, zips, 7z, wavs, logs, cues, etc.), it faults upon trying to handle ZIP archives. to make sure, I confined away all zips from said folder, and foobar was happy to file away the rest of the folder's contents.

I'm a developer, bit of a hacker myself, so I knew to use Xcode/Instruments in this instance. hope this helps some :) sorry for not submitting a formal report. please understand: reasons ;)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2018-04-25 01:05:45
The ZIP (and also RAR) issue is already fixed, and will hopefully be solved by a fresh binary upload soonish?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: The Link on 2018-04-25 18:05:50
There's a fixed version out.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: NinjaFrog on 2018-05-01 01:34:13
why even bother releasing this? is peter going to continue developing this or...
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: artnoi on 2018-05-01 09:35:15
I do my computing exclusively on Macs and while I use iTunes to archive my music (in ALAC), I still use foobar2000 through wine for some of its plug-ins (eg ABX, ReplayGain, Waveform Seekbar to monitor loudness, etc)

I remembered having Wine Bottler.app (GUI wrapper for wine?) already installed on my machine, and with it the installation was pretty easy.

I don’t use Windows’ fb2k through wine on macOS to play music simply just because I have been too used to iTunes, and my many Apple devices can be used as remote controllers for iTunes seamlessly.

I do my playback with iTunes, conversion is handled by either XLD or FFmpeg, and most tagging is done on fb2k.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: zoomorph on 2018-05-05 22:09:50
Hopefully we'll see a Linux version some day... with plugin support. :-)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: NinjaFrog on 2018-06-07 01:20:59
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Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kyde on 2018-06-10 14:30:17
@Peter any plans on open sourcing it?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-07-09 15:58:11
New version up: 2.1.18

New UI design
Work-in-progress. Preferences are currently in the main window. If this concept turns out to be annoying much, they will be moved to a separate window.

Old Mac OS support
foobar2000 now officially runs on everything from OSX Mavericks up.
Note that I do not intend to support Mavericks indefinitely, but an old version of foobar2000 will be kept available for those who stick with old Mac OS.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Doyle on 2018-07-24 11:59:45
I‘m sorry, but there's a small question I need to ask.

I have installed the latest version of Foobar2000 for Mac, but it can't open a tak file, and I can't find any instruction for installing additional components on Mac. Is this version has no option to install components or just because I missed anything I should read before using it?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-07-24 12:39:42
Apparently TAK format is missing from the manifest so Finder does not recognize foobar2000 as a TAK file format handler. It will be fixed in the next update.
Drag and drop to a playlist works.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Meeko on 2018-07-27 11:59:43
New version up: 2.1.18

New UI design
Work-in-progress. Preferences are currently in the main window. If this concept turns out to be annoying much, they will be moved to a separate window.

Old Mac OS support
foobar2000 now officially runs on everything from OSX Mavericks up.
Note that I do not intend to support Mavericks indefinitely, but an old version of foobar2000 will be kept available for those who stick with old Mac OS.

Nice!  Meeko approved!  The playlist setup is much better as it would get crowded if you had multiple playlists.  There's only a couple of things that keep this from being a daily driver for me instead of Jriver:

1 - any chance we will see album art?  Clicking properties shows <cover front> indicating it knows art is there, but it doesn't display it.

2 - cannot (shuffle tracks) like in the Windows version to have a truly random order of songs in a playlist; actually I cannot get anything to shuffle at all; hitting random in playback only jumps to a new song and then continues in order

3 - any chance for a darker theme?  Not a fan of bright white.


Thanks Peter for continuing to work on the mac version! :)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2018-07-27 22:53:34
Different dialog themes only make sense if it's using custom dialog controls and color schemes. Maybe try it on Mojave with the Dark Mode? At least my Cog player is currently built to react to switching to Dark Mode.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: spectrogram on 2018-08-02 16:04:05
It's working very well on High Sierra, thanks Peter!
Would be nice to see a progress bar, time display, equalizer, it's quite perfect otherwise.
And of course components eventually  ;)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: lonewolf40000 on 2018-08-13 15:48:38
I'm having a possible playback issue in 2.1.18, and wanted to test 2.1.14 to see if the issue existed in that version. Is there anywhere to grab the older DMG files? post in question (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116442.new.html#info_960932)

Scratch that, found the .dmg in a download folder. That said, it would be nice to grab older versions just in case there are issues with a new release.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: roumegaire on 2018-08-24 10:38:41
Peter, many, many thanks for bringing foobar to the Mac. I really like that it's minimalistic right now. It's instantly become my player of choice.

I don't feel the need to import a whole library of music nor do I need extensive playlists, I mostly play stuff one album at a time so it's perfect for me right now. One thing I'm missing though: a progress bar/time display (and maybe some keyboard shortcuts but I can live without them). I hope you will be able to find the time to keep supporting this.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: wojtek on 2018-08-25 11:32:59
This is amazing. I was just pondering going back to playing regular files instead of streaming from spotify (as the app is just bloated and awful) and surprise surprise - there is a version of foobar2000 for mac! <3

* What are the plans for this version? Could we expect support for plugins? Could we expect support for media library (one of the best things in foobar2k for windows - making organising and selecting things to listen a breaze)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: vladimirku3n on 2018-08-25 17:40:57
Thank you very much for Foobar2000 for Mac.
It works very well for me.

Just one question : does it support 24ibit playback ?
When I play 96kHz 24bit Flac it shows in console "CoreAudio: opening 16bit 96000Hz 2ch".
Does it mean it pays it as 16 bit ?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: spectrogram on 2018-08-26 12:17:53
Thank you very much for Foobar2000 for Mac.
It works very well for me.

Just one question : does it support 24ibit playback ?
When I play 96kHz 24bit Flac it shows in console "CoreAudio: opening 16bit 96000Hz 2ch".
Does it mean it pays it as 16 bit ?

Commercial music doesn't have that kind of dynamic range anyway 🤭
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: magicgoose on 2018-08-29 11:11:12
even when it does, properly dithered&noise-shaped conversion to 16 bits is transparent so you probably won't be able to tell the difference either way.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Meeko on 2018-09-08 11:23:29
Just reporting a really bad bug that will make the mac version crash every time.

I use vorbis files in my car every now and then, and like to replay-gain the files so that the volume is equal.  Right clicking and having the replay gain scanner in foobar for mac run "scan per track gain" on the files causes it to crash.  Every time.  The only way to make it work is to do it one by one, and even then it will crash after two files.  And then you have to load the program again.  Sometimes it will crash after working on one file, sometimes after two.

I tested mp3 files and m4a files as well because I commonly will use them in my iphone, and the converter doesn't crash with them.  Any ideas what might be up?  On a mac, I know I use MediaHuman converter to make the vorbis files if that matters.

Thanks.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Packgrog on 2018-09-24 19:48:44
As others have stated, this is wonderful, but would be nice to have a functional Shuffle option, and to know whether bitperfect output is possible with files greater than 16-bit. Thanks very much!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-09-27 12:50:57
Just reporting a really bad bug that will make the mac version crash every time.

I use vorbis files in my car every now and then, and like to replay-gain the files so that the volume is equal.  Right clicking and having the replay gain scanner in foobar for mac run "scan per track gain" on the files causes it to crash.  Every time.  The only way to make it work is to do it one by one, and even then it will crash after two files.  And then you have to load the program again.  Sometimes it will crash after working on one file, sometimes after two.

I tested mp3 files and m4a files as well because I commonly will use them in my iphone, and the converter doesn't crash with them.  Any ideas what might be up?  On a mac, I know I use MediaHuman converter to make the vorbis files if that matters.

Thanks.
Thanks for the bug report.
Please provide a sample of your Vorbis files for me to look at.
Complete info from the mac OS "application quit unexpectedly" dialog would help too.

EDIT
Crash apparently recreated, investigating.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2018-09-27 14:08:41
Version 2.1.21 posted.

Vorbis decoding crash has been addressed ( by reverting to older FFmpeg ).
Dark mode related glitches have been fixed.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Farold on 2018-10-02 01:35:54
Why there isn't a playback bar(or playback progress bar)???
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: x9k on 2018-10-05 12:19:34
Thank you for foobar2000 for mac.  I have been really enjoying using it.
One issue I need help is that I stream FLACs from a NAS and I've noticed some issues over wifi.

Can you please add configuration for buffering size/time?  Thanks,
(BTW, do you need help in development? Is there a public github repo?)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mastaha on 2018-10-13 08:27:14
Why there isn't a playback bar(or playback progress bar)???
Exactly.

Peter, is there any chance to add that bar?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: SEPARATOR on 2018-10-18 05:54:22
Just installed the new version. Works fine, but the omission of volume control and progress bar will stop users from switching to this app fully. I for one still have to use the (ugly) VLC for music playing due to this omission.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: partydog on 2018-11-05 19:45:02
How does it not have a seekbar my dudes?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mon_rio on 2018-11-11 10:25:30
Thank you Peter for foobar2000 for mac. Works really fine, THK a lot!! I hope it will be improved.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: cholero on 2018-11-29 10:45:34
Thank you Peter for your effort of even bringing foobar2000 to Mac OS. I've been hoping for this since I switched to Mac OS X in 2016. I've used foobar2000 excessively (for music file conversion and cataloguing) first on Windows until 2006 then on Linux with wine (unhappy) and now on mac os with wineskin (not too happy neither). So I'm another foobar2000 junkie that is overjoyed for every new feature coming to fb2kmos ;)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: SeaDaddy on 2018-12-03 05:37:28
Thank you so much for your effort to bring Foobar2000 to mac!! I have been waiting years for a good player to come to mac.  The best I have found is Swinsian which is great in many ways; simple to use, easy to find your music, and doesn't make a mess of your library. But there are just a few things I really miss from Foobar; persistent playlist (I hate how Swinsian deletes tracks from your current playlist as they finish.) and extremely customization friendly interface, and of course the price tag.

I hope you find the time to continue developing this!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: tc53 on 2018-12-04 19:53:52
Hi.  Completely new to foobar2000 for mac.  I've been looking for an alternative to iTunes for syncing music and playlists to my iPod classic 160.  I've installed foobar2000 Mac on my MBP, and I've imported my entire iTunes music library into a FB playlist.  Is there some way to sync this to my iPod Classic?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Algwyn on 2018-12-10 20:07:58
Many thanks for this Foobar2000 version for Mac!
I have also waited for a long time for Foobar to come to Mac.

It's already great, but please continue to improve it!
While we don't need the level of customisation of the Windows version, a few more features would be very useful:
- enable custom fields as columns of the list view (key feature for Classical music, where Composer is a key tag for example). The custom fields are already well integrated in the properties dialog. Adding them to the column chooser should hopefully be not too complicated
- select scaling of UI (when using a high resolution display)
- "Browse" UI from the IOS version (could be very nice if can be ported easily, each level of browsing may be displayed in a new column, similar to how the Finder displays folder levels)
- "Now playing" panel from iOS (could be displayed at the bottom of the left panel of the window)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: firewater on 2018-12-23 22:51:45
foobar on mac has been a dream of fine since forever. I currently run it on wine but this is honestly not that far away from replacing it. Thanks a LOT for developing it. My biggest request would be album art displayed next to the tracks, but really I think we have a consensus here, I agree with every other petition on this page - now playing / seekbar panel, shuffle, custom fields, and keyboard shortcuts would each dramatically improve the player and place it among the top for the OS. Again thanks a lot of keeping the dream alive.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: q-stankovic on 2019-01-14 07:51:58
Thanks for the new version!

I definetely like the decision to put playback controls and title Information inside a bottom bar. That is what mac users expect and not the socalled customizability that Windows user like. The development of a mac Version offers the opportunity to go another way. Would be nice to see all playback related stuff being placed in bottom bar: album art of playing track, playback related commands and so on.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Meeko on 2019-01-19 10:48:33
Just wanted to thank Peter for version 2.1.27

I know this is only being done in your spare time, but its finally starting to come together!  I'm so happy that random play finally works as it should!  *puts quod libet on the back burner and brings foobar forward*  Only thing I want to see is to find a way to call album art....worked hard to get all that set up.  Foobar can see that there's art in the folder or in the file, but won't display it.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: q-stankovic on 2019-01-20 21:53:02
Some requests for meaningful features for the new bottom bar:

1. double click on bottom bar shows playing track in playlist (similar behaviour like status bar in windows version of fb2k)
2. right click opens context menu for playing track
3. small album art left to the track information.
4. some kind of volume control (in windows i liked the volumebar-pop-up)
5. icons for "random" and "stop"
6. If the queue functionality will be implemented: use a popup-window like in itunes to show queued tracks
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: masterrossi on 2019-02-04 09:36:03
Hi great work, happy I don't have to mess with Wine anymore and can now use foobar at work.

Does this app also work with the Last.FM scrobbler for Mac?


Hope soon there will be some library addition, makes it easier in use.

Cheers!!!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: q-stankovic on 2019-02-05 17:23:22
I have one question. If in replaygain "by plaback order" is choosen as source, i assume that "Default order" and "Repeat playlist" forces album gain and all other playback orders are using track gain. Am i correct?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mobyduck on 2019-02-16 09:32:29
Hi.

I get an error (in console: Failed to process dialog results: Object not found) when I try to add a streaming radio (http://icy1.abacast.com/kplu-jazz24aac-64.m3u) through File -> Add location...

It works if I download the m3u with a browser and drag it on the app.

Version 2.1.27 (3) on macOS Version 10.13.6.

Alessandro
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: russ on 2019-02-21 23:43:16
Hey Peter,

You might remember me from way back in the Winamp3 days. I use a Mac these days and I was just saying how much I miss foobar2000 (or indeed any player which has crossfeed and doesn't charge a monthly subscription...) when I found this beta - it's great!

Volume control would be good. That's about the only thing I'm missing to be honest.

Cheers,

Russ
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: shafff on 2019-03-03 19:43:07
thank you for your work. few things i miss in mac version

-starting playback with enter (instead of double click)
-enqueue as default action when i double click music file in finder
-restore column setup on next program launch, custom columns (i need genre)
-fadeout on stop/pause
-customizing output device

also, it would be good if windows version saved m3u8 files with forward slashes (/) inside
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: frogworth on 2019-03-06 13:02:11
Woah. It's so "Mac" it doesn't even have a Stop button (although it has the option in the menu).
*shuffles back to Parallels*
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: sled on 2019-03-06 16:54:26
Thank you so much for the continuing development of foobar for mac!

three request/suggestions:
- Playlist search
- follow (or jump to) cursor during playback
- cover art support

thanks agian
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: 937635615 on 2019-03-10 10:01:35
Hi, is there any option to choose the layout? It seems the Mac version doesn't show album covers.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2019-03-21 12:01:14
Major update out. I'm glad so many of you people find it useful. New features will be added on regular basis. Playlist search and cover art viewing will be definitely added at some point.

Version 2.1.35 adds volume control, output device switching and UPnP MediaRenderer streaming capability based on foo_out_upnp from Windows version.

Edit: Now at 2.1.36, various 2.1.35 bugs plaguing new features have been fixed.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: sled on 2019-03-22 00:44:14
Hi Peter,

I'm glad to read that a search function and album art are in the works. Thanks.

The new updates, volume and output switcher, work great on my mac. However, I can't find the UPnP function.

best



 
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2019-03-22 06:36:06
The UPnP renderer feature works the same way as in Windows version.
UPnP renderers found on your network are listed among output devices.

Not to be confused with UPnP media server browsing, which is currently not supported but will probably be added at some point.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Audiohd on 2019-03-24 11:29:05
Great, thanks for the new version! Output to Chromecast Audio worked directly with my Macbook Pro (Mojave 10.14.3). I cross my fingers for "UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Server, Control Point" as well so I can play music from my NAS folders. Then I can quit using Parallels with my Macbook.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mag on 2019-03-30 00:11:29
Hello, I can't seem to be able to successfully open & play .cue files in this nice little player. Is it a planned feature for the future addition?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: q-stankovic on 2019-03-31 16:14:31
It is still quite strange for me to have the preferences settings in the playlist switcher. Couldn't they be added to the playback control pane because they are playback related.

In macUI you have those icons with popup-windows that have an arrow pointing to the icons and that hold even complex ui (even tabs and search fields) inside of it. I don't know the name of these ui-element: See the screenshot of numbers app as example.

(https://abload.de/img/bildschirmfoto2019-03ank37.png) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=bildschirmfoto2019-03ank37.png)

(https://abload.de/img/bildschirmfoto2019-0325jbh.png) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=bildschirmfoto2019-0325jbh.png)
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Mturner on 2019-04-17 00:21:46
Hi, it works well with voiceover.
I have a playlist ot .m3u streams that it will not play.
Its starts processing them, but them it just stops.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mikey8811 on 2019-05-08 06:42:43
Hi

Great to see Foobar on Mac.

The current interface takes some getting used to though.

How do you add to the media library? By adding a Location or Folder?

Also, is there a Album List left pane and a Library Viewer Selection to be able to sort by album? Otherwise all media in a folder is just listed in one big list.

Can you play DSF files as is or do you require a plugin to be installed like in the PC version?

Thanks
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: blekenbleu on 2019-05-26 21:48:07
The current interface takes some getting used to though.
Coming from VLC and having never used foobar before this macOS, UI seems pretty straight-forward
Quote
How do you add to the media library? By adding a Location or Folder?
I just clicked "Default Playlist" and dragged my FLAC folder into the window.
It took quite a while to load (about 200 GB), but that may have been provoked by
 having selected (album) with (apply gain & prevent clipping) in ReplayGain preferences
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: blekenbleu on 2019-05-26 22:48:12
foobar2000 occasionally hesitates for up to 2 seconds on a High Sierra iMac
while playing flac from a smbfs 1000baseT network SSD with no other activity.
That SSD is attached to a router by USB 3.0.

Running commands like this from that iMac provokes considerable pauses in foobar2000 play:
Code: [Select]
$ time cat /Volumes/USB1TB/FLAC/Tom\ Petty/Wildflowers/01\ Wildflowers.flac >> /dev/null

real 0m9.764s
user 0m0.001s
sys 0m0.030s

Running a similar command while VLC plays from the same drive provokes no such hesitation;
VLC presumably employs more buffering.. but it does not implement ReplayGain.

How problematic is foobar2000 buffering in macOS?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: GeorgeD on 2019-06-06 01:19:31
Just discovered foobar for Mac.  I tried it after reading that Ted Smith of PS Audio favors it.  I’ve got to say, it’s pretty terrific with the classical and jazz that I play.  Music through foobar sounds like itself, not some processed version.  Nice job, and I’m looking forward to continued enhancements.  Thanks, Peter!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Eimsbush on 2019-06-14 15:54:55
Dear Peter!

First of all, thanks a lot for developing Foobar on Mac. Foobar was my favorite audio player for years since I changed to Mac and there is still no alternative, which fits all my needs.

I just wanted to ask for two things to add. The most important feature I'm still missing, is the integration of the folder structure of my music folder, as I had this on PC. It allows me to navigate through my music without changing between foobar and finder, that's very comfortable. Without it I can't really use Foobar, because it doesn't make sense for me to add all my music in one playlist.

The second point is just the colour theme of foobar. I'm not using the dark mode in Mac OS, so I have to deal with the white theme of foobar in the normal mode of Mac OS. But the white theme isn't very comfortable, so I would be really happy, if I would have an option to change the colour of foobar. The dark blue of the PC version was really nice for example.

Thanks a lot for the good work and keep going on!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: devinaudio on 2019-06-20 00:46:36
Great work!  I agree that the feature "search playlist" (maybe as regex) is useful.  Add "Genre" as a sort tag will be useful (as is ability to input a custom sort tag).
Thanks!  :D  :D
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Mturner on 2019-06-28 15:53:14
I have a playlist of streams, that will not load when loading playlist. its and .m3u file.
You can find it here.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/khyjmc65we70fpf/Streams.m3u?dl=1
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: fuffi on 2019-06-30 22:26:40
Hello,

I'm trying to add my whole /Users/myUser/Music folder to f2k for mac Version 2.1.46 (1)  but the playlist isnt filled with music, but only 3 itmes...and none of them is mp3.

I have several mp3 albums included in my folders, which play nice, when I add the folders directly via drag&drop.

I have also included the complete HVSC (sid music) collection into my /Users/myUser/Music folder.

For me, it is not important, that sids are not added, because no component is available atm, but its important that no mp3 is added to the playlist when dragging the folder /Users/myUser/Music onto a playlist.

As there is not crash, I can only offer screenshots:
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2019-07-08 10:39:37
Version 2.1.47 posted, various playlist manipulation related bugs have been fixed, including various scenarios of requested tracks not getting added to playlist.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Van on 2019-07-08 19:49:15
Hello Peter.
Thank you for the player I am using constantly.
Would like to report a missing functionality that force me to stick to the old version 2.1.27 (3) - playback resume on application launch. It is the last version I was able to find that supports this feature.

It looks like the player state saving is "not okay" as all versions are able to continue play after I close the 2.1.27 (3) build. But resume after close is not working on later versions: close while playing 2.1.27(3) - start 2.1.47 - auto play works  8), but close 2.1.47 - start 2.1.47 - no playback resume :( .
I don't mind using the old version so if this is not solved it remains a cool player. But with this issue "resolved" I think it would be better  :D
I am using High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G7024) hackintosh if that matters.
Cheers.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Peter on 2019-07-09 08:28:40
Thanks for the bug report.
Version 2.1.48 out, fixed playback position restoring bug.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Van on 2019-07-09 10:26:31
Thanks, you are awesome  :))
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Mturner on 2019-07-09 16:50:09
Hi, Works well with VoiceOver on the mac.
There are some unlabeled buttons that voiceover doesn't read, I think there previous, next, and the play/ stop buttons. The buttons are after the volume slider.
Would there ever be a watch folder feature?
Keep up the good work on this grate player.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: godzfire on 2019-07-14 01:02:07
Is there any chance of being able to get components for OSX? The reason I use Foobar is because of the special components that have been made for it.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: lvqcl on 2019-07-14 09:40:21
special components that have been made for it.
For example?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Ceniza on 2019-07-15 15:55:06
Thanks for this version of foobar2000 for the Mac! Any chance to get Exclusive Access and Sync Bitrate options for the output?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: macd on 2019-07-18 15:12:37
first, thx - just found and downloaded this, and it is working great. I was a longtime user starting when fb2k first was released, but migrated to Mac over ten years ago, so this is a wonderful find!


V2.1.48
OS X 10.14.5

special components that have been made for it.
For example?
would love to be able to load tracks, apply trackgain and export wav (was able to do this via right click in windows os)

Theme and visualization support would be fun, too...

Again, many thanks.

Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Raize on 2019-07-23 23:48:12
Made an account to say thank you for hard work. Foobar on mac is so great, even if there's only the basic functions implemented right now. I'm just hoping for media server support to come soon.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: J.J. on 2019-08-05 18:42:13
First of all, thank you for the hard work. Does the Mac version have a "Set 'Enqueue' as the default action"?
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: blindjim on 2019-08-05 23:37:06
Huge Thanks for the long awaited, sorely needed Mac alternative. THX!

As a newbie to Mac 10.14.5, though not  to Fubar 2K, and  and  blind to boot, I must use Apple accessibility feature Voice over key commands to operate the system and all apps..

1  will FB for MAC see an auto update feature?
1a is there a rec for updating FB for MAC? Ie., uninstall previous ver first? Install new ver then delete old ver?

2 Unlike previous ver., FB2K 2.1.50  allows Voice over to enunciate controls, buttons, etc., during playback.  thanks much! BUT, Am I detecting less fidelity in playback as the result?

3  activating content inside of tables presently mandates the use of a mouse. Keyboard interactions do NOT enable content to be activated using Apple VO key commands, e.g.  Enter, Return, or Ctrl + Opt + space bar strokes will not initiate playback. Only a mouse or file menu commands work to that end even after interacting with said table.

Lastly
4.  On any platform of FB2K will there ever be a set of default key commands for navigating playback, ie., stop, next, previous, pause, etc., without utilizing the GuI buttons, menus,  or delving into the Press on Windows to configure it/them?
Blind users would certainly appreciate this!

,  Otherwise, many, many thanks for letting  Windows, and now, Apple users acquire you’re playback software.
I’m sure MAC users can not wait to see their versions mature and gain greater competency, in time. Much gratitude!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: firewater on 2019-08-17 03:54:00
Thanks for the active development, it improves every time I revisit it and I love to see it happen. I agree with most of the requests petitioned so far, but I wanted to chip in and say that I'd like to see the UI be more standardized with macOS. My main gripes are the panel being at the bottom instead of the top (see iTunes, other Apple apps, Swinsian, etc), and the playback buttons being custom, rather Android-like in design, instead of drawn as the ones provided by macOS. I strongly think it would be an improvement as far as integration and consistency is concerned (see how they'd automatically change with the OSs version, look alike with other apps, etc).

I also wanted to say that I can't believe some of the format it plays! Again, thanks for taking the time to do this.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: blindjim on 2019-08-19 15:23:57
again, any movement on adding short cut keys for playback, and providing an auto update path, enabling keyboard commands to work the app 100% rather than forcing the sporadic use of a mouse  to activate items in tables?

once more,I'd wish to convey immense gratitude for the MAC FB2K app. huge THX.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mrx65a on 2019-08-25 19:03:49
Hi, great job you're doing! Love F2K and have been waiting for years for a Mac version.
How can I add multiple folders on a NAS? Would like to add my whole library which is some couple of thousand folders with some 150.000 songs. With the Folder... option I only can add one at a time. And with the Location... option it doesn't work or I have the wrong format. Please help.
Keep up the good work!!!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mrx65a on 2019-08-26 23:29:14
Drag & drop. Should have known... :-)
Entire collection is in the library now. No problems, all looks stable. Great start!
Looking forward to all improvements. Can't wait!
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: mrx65a on 2019-08-31 15:31:19
BTW, after closing the app, I have the main screen still open. Can't do anything about it except rebooting.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2019-09-01 22:47:43
What? The icon should still be open in the dock if the app is still open. And even as a last resort, you should be able to kill it with the Force Quit dialog, Cmd+Option+Escape, or invoked from the Apple menu.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: Van on 2019-09-05 11:02:53
BTW, after closing the app, I have the main screen still open. Can't do anything about it except rebooting.
Weird, app closes without any issues for me.
Just want to express my gratitude, playback restart works like a charm since July. Thank you Peter again.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: seaeye on 2019-09-10 10:13:39
I do appreciate the effort of porting pieces of win version to mac. Love it so far, especially flac / mpc support (yeah... I still have musepack files). Still... Any chance for album art to be displayed at some point in time? Thanks.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: ebleble on 2019-09-16 14:18:28
Hi Peter,

I checked many music players for macOS and this one is the best. It doesn't look completely like foobar2000 for Windows, but it is still great. Thank you for porting it :-)

How can I achieve dark theme, like in this screenshot?
(https://www.foobar2000.org/images/releases/macbar2019.png)

Would it be possible to remember (on app close) and load (on app start) value from right-bottom combo box? Currently, after startup, it is always set to "Default order".

It would be also really nice to have shortcuts for:

Thanks again and please keep your great work.
Title: Re: foobar2000 for mac
Post by: kode54 on 2019-09-16 17:53:32
Dark theme likely requires running 10.14 (Mojave) and setting the system-wide dark mode.
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