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Title: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Vicas on 2018-08-28 20:16:16
Here are some suggestions for future foobar updates.
And of course, this is a no rush thread so I’m not expecting these improvements to come with the first next update. ;)

1. Option to minimize ReplayGain / Converter window during scanning / updating / converting files.
If big amount of files are selected and sent to replay gain scan or to converter process it may take a while to finish. Option to minimize that window while not interrupting replay gain scan / converter process would be nice.

2. Option to display album art (cover art) whether it is embedded or not (but maybe embedded would make more sense) in properties window of file.
Example (https://i.imgur.com/6GTFElD.jpg)

3. Option to configure which metadata fields are displayed in selection properties component.
This is possible in Columns UI, so I guess it would be nice to have that option available in Default UI too.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2018-08-28 22:15:28
Three great ideas. +1 (3)

Speaking of Selection Properties, I always found it strange that Playback Statistics is displayed under 'Other' on there, whereas if you look under File Properties > Details tab, they look much cooler listed under 'Playback Statistics'. So if that element is being updated...  ;)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-08-29 16:03:31
Hi there!
I suggest the following feature especially for fans of streaming links:
add function %country% and function %flag% to display country's and flags at the playlist for a link source.
I created the picture in editor (see attached pic.) for example.
Probably display the flag of the country will not work, but the name of the country is possible (I think so).

Thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: jdycus on 2018-08-31 12:46:42
I would like to be able to organize tracks in the playlist in folders. For example, one folder could contain say 20 songs, another contain 30, etc., and each folder could be opened and played as needed.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Rozzo on 2018-08-31 18:47:06
 I would like an admonitory dialog in Library > "send to playlist", like "This would eliminate all the content in your playlist. Are you sure?", because after many years using foobar I still clic very often in send to playlist when I want add to playlist.

Ys,
Rozzo
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-09-09 05:16:49
Hi there!
I would like the module pattern visualization panel for CUI
( ;) and I think, not only me, but also all tracker music fans, who prefer CUI)

Thanks to @kode54 for DUI version!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: stephane.deom on 2018-09-09 09:29:37
Display embedded pictures of any "type", not just front, back, artist and disc, especially if there is only one picture attached.
"Band logotype" would be particularly useful for me, as I receive files like this regularly (podcasts).
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-09-11 09:54:56
File verification and tag updating could be more efficient. I think there are ways to speed up the workflow without introducing more security issues than there already are when a file is written to:

* First, why not let the RG scanning report errors?  It has to decode through the entire file anyway.  (I consider verification a core functionality, though I know foo_verifier is an external component.) Often I want to do both.
* If I want to add tags using (file) Properties AND add RG tags, that could take time for a big file.  Suggestion: Add RG scanner options under file Properties, the Tools button. RG tags committed upon OK or Apply.  (Errors reported when scanning is done.)
* AFAIunderstand, fb2k need not overwrite the entire file if the new set of tags do not take more space than old (incl. old padding)?  Yet, I see cases where merely removing tags trigger tmpfile writing - is that necessary? (It could be - IDK whether fb2k tags different ways than say, ffmpeg ...)
* Aborting tag write while a (big) tempfile is written does take a helluvalotoftime, that cannot be necessary?

Case in point: I encapsulate music video in fb2k-readable format (mkv or mp4), in order to play the file as audio.  Biggg file then.  Suppose I want to verify integrity, scan and tag ReplayGain, and do some other tag fixes - that could take ages due to file size, and the fact that fb2k requires multiple reads/writes.

Also:
* The presentation of foo_verifier output could be better. Now, the Status column is too narrow to tell whether there is more than one error, and the Warnings too narrow to tell how inaccurate timing is. (I would have wanted fb2k to distinguish between "Reported length is inaccurate" and "Reported length is very wrong" too ...). And, I cannot sort by Status or Warning or crop down to troublemakers - though I can if I write a report, luckily.
* If I try to change tags in a number of write-protected files, it gives me error messages for all files selected, even for those that have no changes and should not be overwritten, true?
* By the way: Setting file permissions to Read Only only prevents fb2k from changing file content, not from moving or deleting it ... is there a way to flag files as "do not (re)move this"?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Anakunda on 2018-09-11 15:14:04
Hiyas, having an old wish:
- Make the album art manager available for multiselection (show if artwork same or varies similarly as properties dialog)
  + show more artwork details (resolution, size, format, colour depth at least)
  + add drag&drop support in both directions
- When picking artwork for multiselection in mixed directories, set the starting folder to folder of first item.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-09-11 15:35:58
- Make the album art manager available for multiselection (show if artwork same or varies similarly as properties dialog)

At least, say "[image varies]" rather than "[no image]" when the latter is not true ...
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: sanskrit44 on 2018-09-11 19:24:52
here is an old wish of mine:

+ select default playlist export-format (->>> .m3u8)

+ export to linux-conform playlists with relative paths (../folder/to/music/track.flac)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: EpicForever on 2018-09-14 06:48:49
3. Option to configure which metadata fields are displayed in selection properties component.
This is possible in Columns UI, so I guess it would be nice to have that option available in Default UI too.

This is already possible. Go to Preferences -> Advanced -> Display -> Properties Window.
You can disable current defaults, add own tags with own names, change order, etc.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Vicas on 2018-09-15 22:52:36
^ Yeah, that works, thanks. Only possibly problem could be that it also affects the general tags and properties window. But in my situation I just wanted to disable comment tag to be displayed in selection properties so I deleted comment tag from there.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: 2tec on 2018-09-16 00:44:21
text labels in addition to images for toolbar buttons in the DUI, please
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-09-20 16:56:35
Please implement the automatic сharacter encoding detection and conversion from ANSI to Unicode for dynamic track titles
(for correct display contents of Title/Artist fields when playback URL radio).
For other language we see abracadabra now :(
Other refs: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116604.msg962445/topicseen.html#new (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116604.msg962445/topicseen.html#new)

Thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-09-21 10:55:25
* A "Repository for uninstalled components" folder, and so that the Install button defaults to opening that folder. Suggestion: append version to filename, and touch the "last modified" timestamp to uninstall time.

Reasons:
Sometimes one needs to debug crashes by removing components one by one until the issue disappears. If that is the seventh component, ...
And, I guess is only healthy to get rid of unneeded components from time to time, and then the user can be less cautious about what to uninstall.
In both cases, letting the file explorer sort by uninstall time (= modification time) makes everything easier, I guess.

* And with a folder for "previous versions".


Any subfolder organization can be done by the user in the file explorer, and the user can also delete - no reason for fb2k to keep a database.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Pollux88 on 2018-09-21 16:26:08
A feature to disable components instead of uninstalling them would do quite nice both for this purpose and in general.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: DJ FRANK G. on 2018-09-22 15:54:37
I need this:

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,114041.msg939137.html#msg939137
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: DJ FRANK G. on 2018-09-22 15:57:38
In RIP dialoge a button for select all / deselect all tracks like in EAC.!!!!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: rolandm on 2018-09-25 17:16:17
Just a small change: In Spectrogram Visualization allow more FFT Size settings, at least 32768 and 65536.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: snxxfuzz on 2018-09-26 07:21:21
Combination of Album gain and Track gain
as already discussed years ago here
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,98042.0.html

Given a Replay Gain tagged file, at playback time there's usually the choice between applying the album gain or the track gain. Both have their pros and cons but in general neither strategy seems to be perfect.

If we consider album gain as the "natural strategy" because it preserves the loudness difference between an album's individual tracks we may consider track gain as some kind of "deviation" from the "natural strategy" aiming to correct some flaws of the "natural strategy".

Viewed this way the question rises why there shouldn't be a measure allowing us to control the "deviation" in a smooth way from 0% (album gain) to 100% (track gain)? The latest version with the FFSoX Player plugin for WA (http://in-ffsox.sourceforge.net/) implements the idea:

(http://in-ffsox.sourceforge.net/images/in-ffsox-0.5.0-part.png)
What do you think about it? Do you find it useful?

I think it's a good idea, thought I think there are too many choices.  25%, 50% and 75% should be adequate, 20% steps will definitely be adequate.

edit: minor spelling
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-09-26 09:12:35
mi-i-i-inor nuissance. Either resizable - or just one character wider, and that slider will be gone.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-09-30 04:59:19
We would like to save and load the Extended M3U playlists with saving #EXTINF content (including a name of net radio or streaming video channel).
Other refs: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116414.0.html (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116414.0.html)

Thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: amiti on 2018-10-01 21:49:46
A rather simple suggestion...
Two additional context menu commands in tagging segment: "Copy tags" and "Paste tags".
It will ease and speed up transferring tags between groups of files.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Skeebadoo on 2018-10-03 12:53:39
Dark theme

Now that after decades Microsoft finally got around making explorer dark, maybe, just maybe, we could have it transplanted into foobar's UI instead of the ugly 90s white+grey?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2018-10-03 23:41:49
Dark theme

Now that after decades Microsoft finally got around making explorer dark, maybe, just maybe, we could have it transplanted into foobar's UI instead of the ugly 90s white+grey?
It uses the system theme.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: mjm716 on 2018-10-04 05:07:05
Dark theme

Now that after decades Microsoft finally got around making explorer dark, maybe, just maybe, we could have it transplanted into foobar's UI instead of the ugly 90s white+grey?

Enable High-contrast themes in win10 personalization to clearly see the effect across application windows.

Alternately you may like something like this: https://www.deviantart.com/eversins/art/GreyEveTheme-FINAL-Windows-10-High-Contrast-Theme-643504863

Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Wipsigoh on 2018-10-05 04:13:26
Would it be possible to set a custom location for the intermediate .wav file when pipe encoding instead of using the destination folder? Having the option to use ram would also be a nice option.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-10-05 16:51:24
For consideration: restrictions on what is captured by "* HAS". For example

*tag HAS: searches in a default set of tags. For example, those selected in Properties -> Advanced -> Display -> Properties dialog
*anytag HAS: searches in all tags, but leave out path and info fields.  [Well, should it count replaygain fields, that fb2k anyway treats different, i.e. does not show in the Metadata tab under Properties?]
* HAS: as today

or: *default HAS vs *tag HAS vs * HAS or something like that.

or, different scheme:

*tag(artist,publisher,myownverystupigtagfield) HAS: searches only in these, a shorter way of using repeated OR
Then one can have *tag() HAS to represent a default set and *tag(*) HAS for "anywhere".

or (obvious disadvantage of breaking known behaviour):

* HAS: change into searching only preconfigured fields.
** HAS: searches all tags
*** HAS: searches everything today's * HAS does.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2018-10-07 03:29:13
Would it be possible to set a custom location for the intermediate .wav file when pipe encoding instead of using the destination folder? Having the option to use ram would also be a nice option.
By the very definition, there is no on-disk intermediate .wav file when pipe encoding.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: 801evan on 2018-10-07 12:13:34
Feature request:
I notice that converting flac to wav and wav64 gives a better sound. I assume it sounds better coz it takes less cpu to process in real-time. I use 50ms buffer to observe this quality bump.

I've also been enjoying the improved sound quality  using the RAM-DISK component.

My request is the ability to load a 'converted to wav64 32bit' version of the flac file on the playlist to RAM-DISK.so even if a FLAC version is on the playlist, a modified version of RAM-DISK will load a wav64 32bit version of the file to RAM. I got this idea from JRiver and it's 'load decoded file to memory' feature and it works very well when I did a manual version of it on foobar.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Case on 2018-10-07 13:32:19
What a fine example of placebo doing its thing. FLAC and WAV will both decode so fast that your machine's power states won't change one way or another. There's no way even in theory that they would produce different sound. Also RAM-DISK won't improve audio quality, audio will already be cached in decoded form in the output buffer. Though you for some reason decide not to utilize it by setting the output buffer to its minimum size. It won't improve quality, it will only open a possibility for data dropouts which will be very audible glitches.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: 801evan on 2018-10-07 14:07:23
Speak for yourself, mate cause I'm hitting a level where I can hear the difference.  I've set the output buffer to the minimum size to increase speed and transparency and my setup has to reduce my cpu core down to one core to reduce noise.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fbuser on 2018-10-07 14:51:31
I'm hitting a level where I can hear the difference.
No, you can't. Apart from this, please have a lookt at this (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,3974.0.html#post_tos8).
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: 801evan on 2018-10-07 15:00:40
I'm hitting a level where I can hear the difference.
No, you can't. Apart from this, please have a lookt at this (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,3974.0.html#post_tos8).

Just because you don't hear it doesn't mean others can't. Like I said, my current setup uses one core and buffer at the minimal setting. So the least cpu cycles to use on demand helps. While FLAC and WAV data are essentially the same, it's the CPU processing time that makes a difference.

My request is to combine two existing features, the ability to transcode to a certain wav, wav64 flavor and send that to RAM-DISK. There's a reason RAM-DISK was developed and why 'load decoded file to memory' exists as a feature on JRIVER.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2018-10-07 22:21:09
At a 50ms buffer setting, you will likely notice CPU usage issues with just about any format. Setting buffers that low is totally pointless for an audio player. And even DAW software likely pre-buffers compressed audio for a second or two ahead of playback, for this same reason.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: 801evan on 2018-10-08 08:02:33
I'm on win 2012 + audio optimizer + Fidelizer pro , foobar kernel streaming + ram disk + minimal buffer  to Hugo 2. I can understand how conventionally the difference is neglible,  the SQ difference is noticeable on high quality external DACs. At least 3 other ppl who indulged me in trying it on their system can hear the difference.

Again, just because some people don't hear it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. And even if such difference is probably null to most people reading this, it doesn't change the difficulty in developing my feature request.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2018-10-08 08:22:29
"High Quality" external DACs are usually fidgety pieces of crap, riddled with their own issues. You've just listed off so many Wrong Things that could equally stand to have broken your audio processing chain.

I think I'll go back to the safety of my room now, and continue listening to base quality Spotify music (not even using the Premium SUPER HQ BITRATE I technically pay for, but would rather not waste the bandwidth on) on my external USB microphone with monitor DAC that only does 44100/16 and 48000/16 output.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-10-08 12:14:50
Isn't the buffer under Preferences->Playback->Output a set amount of decoded audio? (If not, how can it buffer encoded files that have no proper seektable?)

Again, just because some people don't hear it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
If you can hear it, it is easy to prove using https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_abx . Do that first.

But glitches due to too low buffering are usually so obvious that people would just go ahead checking their buffers rather than claiming that it is only audible to their own golden ears. If you really have issues like this, then MP3s would be expected to cough all the time. I have had glitching due to Dell delivering a horrible set of drivers, but format didn't matter then; try LatencyMon https://www.techspot.com/downloads/6944-latencymon.html .

And, I wonder why you try to provoke forth glitches by taking down the buffer, only to buffer the entire song in RAM. IIRC (question on top), increasing the buffer will do what you need. And you can go to Preferences->Advanced->Playback->Full file buffering up to (kB):

Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: 801evan on 2018-10-08 12:31:21
My system display stays asleep after one minute despite keyboard input and I have keyboard shortcuts to control the playback and I can hear it from there and check afterwards.

Yes, especially on DS, low buffer output craps out. Despite 500ms, I get glitches on DS. So I can understand ppl's reply on my request. Kernel streaming component performance has been amazing and minimal buffer output works and gives the best sound quality. By comparison, higher buffer settings sounds like it's underwater and poor timing in the sound. By poor timing, I mean it can't resolve the micro-details and technicalities. When I get back to a higher buffer setting, I realize I only hear the guitar sound after it's string has been plucked.

I lack understanding why buffer output has noticeable results despite sending the data to RAM but that's my observation.  I've tried that full file buffering option on advanced and that one doesn't change the sound.

Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Case on 2018-10-08 16:11:19
The longer buffer can't change audio - it's just a buffer holding the samples between the playback thread and the Windows API that requests the data for sound device drivers. What happens in the output is exactly identical, only difference is that with longer buffers the samples that will be played were decoded N milliseconds earlier in advance. If there are no buffer underruns, which would be audible as very loud clicks or pops, timing is absolutely irrelevant. The sound device has its own buffer and its own clock that will play the samples at the rate its clock runs.

If you think your computer is special and things don't work that way could you please record the output from your DAC with the short buffer and with a long buffer where sound is underwatery. Use the same track for both recordings and please share the recordings here for examination.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-10-08 18:09:46
Despite 500ms, I get glitches on DS.

LatencyMon. It is freeware. Try it. Trouble would show up like for example this (https://thewindowsclub-thewindowsclubco.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/LatencyMon.png).
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: alpha centauri on 2018-10-08 22:30:27
HI, Suggestion to merge the UPnP Media Renderer output into Foobar, and get to have the stream title to display dynamic information like %title% or %artist% or both ? ANd have the vizualisation working on DLNA. Thanks
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Wipsigoh on 2018-10-12 04:27:50
By the very definition, there is no on-disk intermediate .wav file when pipe encoding.

Oh, whoops. My mistake. Thanks for pointing that out. I should have referred to when pipe encoding isn't being used.
And I probably should clarify that while it would be nice to have the .wav file in ram, I can see it might not be feasible to implement. If so, the option to set a custom file path for the .wav would be appreciated.  :D 

Though, as I'm generally new and just realized this, I should make sure I'm not still unknowingly asking for pipe encoding by accident.
My understanding is that the audio data is streamed from the decoder (as it's being decoded) directly to the encoder (as opposed to converting to a .wav file in ram to then be encoded). Some encoders don't use pipe encoding because they are expecting a "whole" file as the input. Is that correct?

Many thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Case on 2018-10-12 07:37:15
1.4.1 beta 1 has a setting in advanced preferences to perform encoding in temp directory and move the final file to the target. This is a better version of just using it for temporary wav file.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-10-12 17:02:28
For improve use Internet radio, please consider the following:
1. Allow fb2k to stop playback for non working links at playlist.
See ref: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,77715.msg956815.html#msg956815 (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,77715.msg956815.html#msg956815)
2. Add %error% for Title Formatting Fields (or another way) to display status of non playable elements at playlist.
See ref: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,77715.msg958656.html#msg958656
3. Allow fb2k to add images for internet links of playlist items.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-10-14 08:59:51
4. Pay attention please and standardize to displaying of Internet radio links on the playlist.
To test (for example) three different internet radio links (with different variants of displaying on the playlist):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
first link: (best variant): when added to the playlist, static information will be displayed for titles fields: %codec%, %samplerate%, %channels%, $meta (genre).
After start playback %bitrate% appears. After stop playback, this information will remain on the playlist (without %bitrate%). Also available information at field "General" of section "Properties / Details".
second link: when added to the playlist, static information will be displayed for only title field %codec%. Сontent for %bitrate% appears after start playback and disappears after stop playback. The field "General" of section "Properties / Details" is absent constantly.
third link: when added to the playlist, static information will be displayed for only title field $meta (genre). During playback content of $meta (genre) on playlist is absent, and appears again when stop playback. Сontent for %bitrate% appears after start playback and disappears during playback. Also the field "General" of section "Properties / Details" is absent constantly.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: alpha centauri on 2018-10-15 22:09:18
My suggestion
Upnp integrated to foobar and to have the stream title to display dynamic information like %title% or %artist% or both ?
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: HaVeeL on 2018-10-17 10:03:03
It would be nice to have a small indicator of the media library status (monitoring/initializing/error/whatever) somewhere in the user interface, without clicking a sequence like "Library -> Configure -> Cancel"...
Maybe a %media_library_status% field that could be put in status bar?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: robrock80 on 2018-10-17 14:07:44
Is it possible to make foobar2000 able to group convertion presets in custom groups?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-10-19 18:52:33
A feature to disable components instead of uninstalling them would do quite nice both for this purpose and in general.

"In the meantime", a minor nuissance: Component install requires restart. What about an option to "install upon next startup"?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: onosendai on 2018-10-20 01:05:05
Hi all !

Is there way to lock a playlist from edit/deletion ? It's so easy to erase a playlist...

Also, i know it's possible to launch Foobar and make it play the song that was playing before, but is it possible to save that state per playlist ?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2018-10-20 02:23:03
There is always undo, even for deleting playlists, unless you quit the player before attempting to undo.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-10-20 10:23:25
5. Also standardize to displaying of Internet radio links on the playlist for streams: ogg/vorbis; opus; flac
To test (for example) four different internet radio links:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
For the links same behavoir: content for %bitrate%, %samplerate%, %channels%, $meta (genre) (%codec% only for the first link) appears after start playback and disappears after stop playback. The field "General" of section "Properties/Details" is absent constantly.
6. Change behavior of the component "Playback Statistics" for streaming lings items on playlist.
To test (for example) three different links (the first two are HLS):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
first link: The elements of the part “Playback Statistics” in the “Properties/Details” section are missing.
second link: The elements of the part “Playback Statistics” (First/Last played) in the “Properties/Details” are available.
The field "Last modified" of section "Location" in “Properties/Details" is absent constantly for both links.
third link: The field "Last modified" of section "Location" in “Properties/Details" is avaliable.
Content of title field %added% isn't displayed for any internet links at playlist.

p/s
Thank you very much for the good changes for Internet radio in v1.4.1 Beta 3. :)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2018-10-20 12:47:31
Is there way to lock a playlist from edit/deletion ? It's so easy to erase a playlist...
Try foo_playlist_attributes (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_playlist_attributes) component. (See 'Playlist restrictions (http://www.palm-internet.eu/foobar2000/components/foo_playlist_attributes/foo_playlist_attributes_help.html)' button)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: khashayar on 2018-10-21 12:02:04
Although I made a separate issue for this but:


https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116696.0.html
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: boxerfan88 on 2018-10-23 15:24:56
Request for new variable     %current_active_playlist_name%
Thank you.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Pi on 2018-11-07 15:54:57
1. Is it possible (plugin, etc.) to choose a output device from the drop down list without having to enter the options menu (Preferences>Playback>Output>Device)?
2. Is it possible to temporarily deactivate the plug-in without uninstalling it?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: darkflame23 on 2018-11-07 17:53:32
1. Right click on the default UI and select "Output Switcher".
2. Not sure.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: wcs13 on 2018-11-24 02:38:39
A $today() function to display the current date in YYYY-MM-DD format.
A $now() function to display the current date/time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss format.

Say I want to tag some specific songs in my main database. Songs that I've played earlier today.
Even if I've played them outside of foobar (with another player), or in another computer, etc..
So things like foo_playcount are not an option here.

If there was, say, a $today() function, I could map a key to a masstagger function to manually format a custom %played on% tag with the results of the $today() function.
Then I could select a bunch of songs and quickly tag them with that info.
That would really make my day.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2018-11-24 04:47:58
If there was, say, a $today() function, I could map a key to a masstagger function to manually format a custom %played on% tag with the results of the $today() function.
Masstagger already has a %now% value for 'Format value from other fields' (http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components_0.9/foo_masstag#Format_value_from_other_fields). You can wrap it with a $date(%now%) function to format as you like.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: wcs13 on 2018-11-24 06:50:12
If there was, say, a $today() function, I could map a key to a masstagger function to manually format a custom %played on% tag with the results of the $today() function.
Masstagger already has a %now% value for 'Format value from other fields' (http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components_0.9/foo_masstag#Format_value_from_other_fields). You can wrap it with a $date(%now%) function to format as you like.
Interesting ! Thank you very much. That's a start.
That being said, let's say I want to create a custom column in a playlist, that says "that song has been played X days ago". I guess I can't do that yet. Because I could read the custom %played on% tag for each track, but if there's no $today() or $now() function outside of the masstagger, then I can't calculate the date difference [ %now% MINUS %played on% ], right ?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: mjm716 on 2018-11-24 10:12:49
That being said, let's say I want to create a custom column in a playlist, that says "that song has been played X days ago".

if you are using Facets, that is a statistics column: last played
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2018-11-24 13:26:18
That being said, let's say I want to create a custom column in a playlist, that says "that song has been played X days ago". I guess I can't do that yet. Because I could read the custom %played on% tag for each track, but if there's no $today() or $now() function outside of the masstagger, then I can't calculate the date difference [ %now% MINUS %played on% ], right ?
(Ah, but that was not your question, otherwise I would have continued...)

Fortunately foobar has plug-ins! :D You can use foo_dynfil (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,86853.0.html) (Dynamic Fields) for exactly that. It even has a handy function to save on math. ;) So for example, once installed, go File > Preferences > Media Library > Dynamic Fields. Click the green plus to make a new field -

Name: Days since played
Aggregation: Min/Avg/Max
Title formatting: $if(%last_played%,$date_diff(%last_played%))

Aesthetic note: The reason I name the field in sentence form ('Days since played') is to match the other tech info fields under Properties > Details tab or the Selection Properties panel, but use whatever name you want.

This example is using the %last_played% date from Playback Statistics, which you can swap for your custom %played_on% tag (also below). FYI, I tried before to see if Masstagger would update that %last_played% field, but no luck, so custom tag would be the way.

Then, in your playlist column you can put something like -
Code: [Select]
$if(%last_played%,$ifgreater(%_Days since played%,1,%_Days since played% days,$ifgreater(%_Days since played%,0,%_Days since played% day,today)),never)

Which would look like: 2 days, 1 day, today, never. I guess you could add years, though that would require math. (Hey if anyone else can be bothered...) :D

Cheers 8)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: khashayar on 2018-11-27 21:11:02
Including Waveform Minibar (mod) by Default...
 :D
@Case
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: mjm716 on 2018-11-28 03:31:21
Wish: An items function.

eg. $items(%tag%); $subitems(%tag%)



Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-11-28 07:09:35
Search for "in the same directory as". E.g.

%tracknumber% GREATER 90 ANDSAMEDIR
to return everything with tracknumber greater than 90, and all other items in the same directory. Could be "ANDSAMEDIR(n)" to recurse to n subfolders.


Or, more generally something like $sameand(%tracknumber% GREATER 90,%directory%). Or $sameor(). Say:

$sameand(album HAS foo,genre,%artist%)
to return not only every album that has "foo", but for each hit: also everything that matches this hit's genre AND this hit's %artist%

and also:
$sameor(%album% HAS foo AND %album% HAS bar,composer,performer)
to return not only the hit, but also for each hit: also everything that matches this hit's composer OR this hit's performer.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: MetaPixel on 2018-11-30 08:01:35
Add a "disable phase invert" checkbox to the opus format convert dialog box. This is something that affected me many times (and even some big corporations like soundcloud) every time I needed to play on anything that isn't headphones: the phase invert technique ends up messing the sound at low bitrates when mixing both channels. I've been circumventing this by adding --no-phase-inv in custom, but I don't think many people that ran into this problem even know this option exists.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: khashayar on 2018-12-04 15:05:19
"Open Containing Folder" for .RAR .ZIP files opens the Compressed file Directory. instead of being Disabled Altogether.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-12-08 11:20:30
"Album List" search takes painfully long time with big library and slow computer (mine is fanless and clocked-down). Worse is, if I want to replace a search, mark all and start typing over, it spends time executing the empty search before narrowing down - and a single-character search takes long time too. Suggestions:

* Abort the execution of a running search once a new character is entered or del is pressed.
* The "empty search" naturally shows up all the time. Cache it, so that fb2k not have to spend time collating it.
(IDK how much it takes to cache all single-printable-ASCII-character searches?)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: piloto on 2018-12-10 11:31:19
In foobar2000 for iOS there are two problems:

1 - If the tags in the songs do not have the name of the album and still have the cover foobar does not show the cover when it plays, only if it also has the tag name of the album filled (photo 1).

2 - On the locked screen of the iphone you can not advance the track that is playing, there is a type "ball" that exists to control the volume, example in the photo 2 and 3 (foobar2000 x tidal).

And finally as a suggestion is to improve the features of foobar2000 for mac, how to appear the tags, album cover....and if in iOS and MacOS it was possible to play cloud music (WebDav) online and offline will be perfect. Sorry for my English! Thankful!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2018-12-10 11:50:29
Argh ... reiterating this request for idiot-proofing improvement (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116255.0.html): Grey out "OK" until there is something entered in "Pattern".

(By the way ... comma, semicolon, field separator ... do they work optimally when filling in like this?)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2018-12-10 13:52:38
for displaying a variable bitrate of the stream items at playlist:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116873.msg964771
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: sveakul on 2018-12-10 19:53:09
for displaying a variable bitrate of the stream items at playlist:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116873.msg964771
+1
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fzanuzzo on 2018-12-10 21:25:43
I’ve just migrated from using VNC to fb2k as my audio streaming client because I could find all I need in it, except for one config I used to have in the previous: start up minimized (hidden).
So, I’m looking forward to it!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2018-12-11 00:04:56
^ @fzanuzzo You can modify a Windows shortcut to start minimized -

foobar2000.exe /hide

(See other command line options (https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Commandline_Guide))
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Coreda on 2018-12-11 10:53:26
"Open Containing Folder" for .RAR .ZIP files opens the Compressed file Directory. instead of being Disabled Altogether.

Wouldn't that be the expected behavior, to allow opening the directory the compressed archive is contained within?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Le Croissant on 2019-01-01 07:26:26
FEATURE REQUEST 1 (simple): In addition to front, back, artist, icon and disc I would also like to be able to display composer image in the album art viewer. I believe that adding this feature will make foobar, which already is very classical music friendly due to its customizability, even more so.

FEATURE REQUEST 2 (more complicated): I would like to be able to swap out the default seekbar in the toolbar for a waveform seekbar. Or at least the option to customize or remove the toolbar. I don't find the default seekbar very useful without some kind of preview.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Le Croissant on 2019-01-01 07:45:53
"High Quality" external DACs are usually fidgety pieces of crap, riddled with their own issues. You've just listed off so many Wrong Things that could equally stand to have broken your audio processing chain.
Not to dredge up an old post and maybe this isn't the place to discuss this.
But as someone who's currently looking out for an external dac and amp I would appreciate it if you could elaborate on that statement. I'm currently under the belief that you pretty much need an external DAC to get any kind of decent audio signal without electrical interference from your PC. It seems like you're suggesting that isn't the case?
If this isn't the place for this then I'd be happy to talk via PM.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2019-01-02 01:15:49
A separate public topic may also be useful, as other users may have better, more useful input than I can offer. All I can offer is that most ICH6 and newer class HD Audio codecs, and most decent USB audio devices, should be fairly well isolated from any PC line noise. You're welcome to test for noise with whatever hardware you already have, though. I suggest trying a loopback cable from speaker/headphone output to the line input, and using RMAA to benchmark the device, before drawing any conclusions about whether you really need a dedicated external DAC.

Quick anecdote: In fact, the last dedicated sound card I bought, an Asus Xonar DX, had *worse* noise isolation on its front panel connector output than my onboard audio did, and even my current onboard audio has. The onboard produced no audible noise on the front panel connector, while the Xonar produced audible noise triggered by most CPU or IO activity, even moving my mouse around. Although now, I use a USB microphone, a Blue Yeti, as my output device, and I just disable the microphone's internal monitoring mode, which is as simple as muting the microphone volume level on the audio output device.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: darkflame23 on 2019-01-02 10:58:10
FEATURE REQUEST 2 (more complicated): I would like to be able to swap out the default seekbar in the toolbar for a waveform seekbar. Or at least the option to customize or remove the toolbar. I don't find the default seekbar very useful without some kind of preview.

Check out the Waveform Minibar component, it's exactly what you are asking for.

https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_wave_minibar_mod

Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: koupa on 2019-01-02 18:09:46
1. Is it possible to add links in to the artist library as Audirvana? For example when I click on "The Beatles" it will show me everything from them. I don't expect to see something like Roon with full hypertext but something simple.

2. Also I want to see the "album list" panel to be interactive with the playlist and with Facets if possible. I want to have something like Roon or Jriver with the artwork covering most of my screen. But I can't achieve it. The album list panel is static. I can browse but no artwork shown unless I choose to play the file. I want something like Facets.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Le Croissant on 2019-01-03 07:15:24
Check out the Waveform Minibar component, it's exactly what you are asking for.

As a matter of fact, I'm already using waveform minibar. But it can't be placed literally IN the toolbar. I just don't like that the toolbar takes up so much seemingly useless space.

And not to start a whole discussion about components. But I doubt whether I'm even going to continue using waveform mini seekbar. Because I can't get my subtle music (lute works, polyphonic music etc.) to display properly if I make the waveform too narrow.
It ends up just being a thin line with some blocks sticking out here and there. I guess that stuff isn't loud enough to produce a large waveform.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Le Croissant on 2019-01-03 07:20:57
I want to have something like Roon or Jriver with the artwork covering most of my screen. But I can't achieve it. The album list panel is static. I can browse but no artwork shown unless I choose to play the file. I want something like Facets.
In facets you can hold down ctrl and scroll to enlarge or decrease the album display size. And in File - Preferences - Display there's an option to "prefer current selection" this will display the info + art of the album you've selected instead of the one you're playing.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: darkflame23 on 2019-01-03 09:50:46
Check out the Waveform Minibar component, it's exactly what you are asking for.

As a matter of fact, I'm already using waveform minibar. But it can't be placed literally IN the toolbar. I just don't like that the toolbar takes up so much seemingly useless space.

And not to start a whole discussion about components. But I doubt whether I'm even going to continue using waveform mini seekbar. Because I can't get my subtle music (lute works, polyphonic music etc.) to display properly if I make the waveform too narrow.
It ends up just being a thin line with some blocks sticking out here and there. I guess that stuff isn't loud enough to produce a large waveform.

If you don't like it, you don't like it, that's fine. If you want a more visible waveform, you just need to select "Waveform Scale: Normalize", and check the "dB Scale" box in the prefs. Chunky as you like!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: koupa on 2019-01-03 18:05:06
I want to have something like Roon or Jriver with the artwork covering most of my screen. But I can't achieve it. The album list panel is static. I can browse but no artwork shown unless I choose to play the file. I want something like Facets.
In facets you can hold down ctrl and scroll to enlarge or decrease the album display size. And in File - Preferences - Display there's an option to "prefer current selection" this will display the info + art of the album you've selected instead of the one you're playing.

Hope that helps.

Thanks for your reply. I know that but it's not what I want. I want to keep my screen clean from everything and right now I have Facets installed with 4 columns. 3 with text filters and one with artwork. That's the top half. The bottom is the Playlist. But the first 3 columns can be replaced easily with the Album List Panel and the filters that it has. So when I choose "Rock" Genre I could have everything showed with full artwork without select it. I'll show what I mean with Screens.

The back is my current setup and the scratchbox what I want. I want in the empty space to have the albums that I select from the album list panel.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-01-04 23:12:28
1. Is it possible to add links in to the artist library as Audirvana? For example when I click on "The Beatles" it will show me everything from them. I don't expect to see something like Roon with full hypertext but something simple.
check here: https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_quicksearch
Quote
* Configurable "Search for same .... " context menus.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: j7n on 2019-01-06 14:27:43
Selection Properties: Word-wrap long metadata fields to multiple lines and avoid showing the horizontal scrollbar to make reading easier and conserve vertical space. Max length of the display is already limited to conservative 500 characters.

Selection Properties: Do not flash the display contents when alt-tabbing to another window (as if the current selection was cleared). This is distracting, does not happen with other software, and can sometimes result in wrong information being copied or retyped from Properties, when it has switched to the currently playing track by itself. Maybe it is possible to allow a list control set a new selection or explcitly clear it by clicking on a blank space but, until that happens, rememember the previous selection.

Media Library: Optional OK/Enter button for starting search in Album List. Do not begin unnecessary search when typing slowly or with a mistake.

Metadata: Autocomplete multiple artists after a semicolon. Autocomplete artists by their last name as well as beginning of the string. Advanced settings could have a list of fields for which to do this. Perhaps it is useful for other fields (for typed 'rock' I'd get all variations of rock, e.g. blues rock, but no need under %label%). Maybe the word after the last space is enough. This is to make entering songwriters with only an initial, two-letter initial or only the last name consistent.

Binary Comparator: Run at below normal priority. Show difference in decibels too to make interpreting of small values more intuitive. Maybe calculate RMS power too to allow estimation of the average difference without opening a wave editor.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Rollin on 2019-01-06 21:36:00
Ability to display all fields that are not empty in UI element "Selection Properties". Currently not empty fields are displayed only if they are set as standard fields.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Le Croissant on 2019-01-07 11:42:33
If you want a more visible waveform, you just need to select "Waveform Scale: Normalize", and check the "dB Scale" box in the prefs. Chunky as you like!

Sorry for the late reply. THANK YOU! This was exactly what I wanted.
I had overlooked the waveform options because they were hidden under tools. Now I can even customize the colours.
Needless to say I will be using waveform minibar now! Thank you again!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: darkflame23 on 2019-01-07 14:41:35
No worries, took me a while to find the settings too!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: zeremy on 2019-01-07 18:07:10
Autocomplete in Media Search Box as described here:

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,96140.msg802995.html#msg802995
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: koupa on 2019-01-07 19:08:50
1. Is it possible to add links in to the artist library as Audirvana? For example when I click on "The Beatles" it will show me everything from them. I don't expect to see something like Roon with full hypertext but something simple.
check here: https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_quicksearch
Quote
* Configurable "Search for same .... " context menus.

I have the facets search which is excellent. But I would like something more fancy.

But my main complain is the interactive album list. Apart from that nothing more right now.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-01-09 15:06:17
Hey @koupa  :)
2. Also I want to see the "album list" panel to be interactive with the playlist and with Facets if possible. I want to have something like Roon or Jriver with the artwork covering most of my screen. But I can't achieve it. The album list panel is static. I can browse but no artwork shown unless I choose to play the file. I want something like Facets.
You can do something like this already with either Facets or EsPlaylist (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,79030.0.html) and using the Library Viewer Selection playlist. (Under Preferences > Media Library > 'Library Viewer Selection' > tick 'Enabled' and 'Activate')

With Facets, just setup a single 'Album' column, set the toolbar source button to 'Playlist' mode, and right-click column header > Display > Album Art. (Can also remove the toolbar completely in Layout Editing Mode)

With EsPlaylist, it takes a bit more setting up, but can also remove the column headers as well for a cleaner look. Basically just copy the settings this guy (https://www.reddit.com/r/foobar2000/comments/a7wvmn/redesigned_my_columns_ui_layout_from_scratch_the/) is using - see the comments for screenshots. (Can also change which titles are displayed next to cover art in Preferences > Tools > EsPlaylist > Grouping tab > 'Album' preset > click %album% and Edit button)

Either way when you click anything in Album List you will see all the cover art for that branch. There is a slight behavior difference - EsPlaylist will highlight the playing album, and queue the whole album for playback when double-clicking a cover (so need to click play / in the playlist for 'shuffle' playback).
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-01-09 15:58:51
Hey @Le Croissant  :)
FEATURE REQUEST 2 (more complicated): [...] Or at least the option to customize or remove the toolbar.
You can with a right-click > Customize Buttons, etc. (Cannot remove the menu bar, though)

As a matter of fact, I'm already using waveform minibar. But it can't be placed literally IN the toolbar.
You can fake it. :D In View > Layout > Layout editing / Scratchbox, add a second toolbar row with a [Splitter] 'Toolbar Header' [Splitter] 'Waveform' [Splitter] and another 'Toolbar Header'. Handy if you want the toolbars somewhere other than the top of your layout. (Although I guess that would be adding more space in addition to the menu bar)

Cheers
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: koupa on 2019-01-11 18:24:38
Hey @koupa  :)
2. Also I want to see the "album list" panel to be interactive with the playlist and with Facets if possible. I want to have something like Roon or Jriver with the artwork covering most of my screen. But I can't achieve it. The album list panel is static. I can browse but no artwork shown unless I choose to play the file. I want something like Facets.
You can do something like this already with either Facets or EsPlaylist (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,79030.0.html) and using the Library Viewer Selection playlist. (Under Preferences > Media Library > 'Library Viewer Selection' > tick 'Enabled' and 'Activate')

With Facets, just setup a single 'Album' column, set the toolbar source button to 'Playlist' mode, and right-click column header > Display > Album Art. (Can also remove the toolbar completely in Layout Editing Mode)

With EsPlaylist, it takes a bit more setting up, but can also remove the column headers as well for a cleaner look. Basically just copy the settings this guy (https://www.reddit.com/r/foobar2000/comments/a7wvmn/redesigned_my_columns_ui_layout_from_scratch_the/) is using - see the comments for screenshots. (Can also change which titles are displayed next to cover art in Preferences > Tools > EsPlaylist > Grouping tab > 'Album' preset > click %album% and Edit button)

Either way when you click anything in Album List you will see all the cover art for that branch. There is a slight behavior difference - EsPlaylist will highlight the playing album, and queue the whole album for playback when double-clicking a cover (so need to click play / in the playlist for 'shuffle' playback).

You are my GOD!!! Thank you. That's all I need.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Rollin on 2019-01-18 17:13:13
If decoder gives no info about channel mapping than suggest that 5 channels are FL FR FC SL SR and 6 channels are FL FR FC LFE LS RS. Currently fb2k suggests that this are FL FR FC LR RR and FL FR FC LFE LR RR respectively.
But standard channel mapping for 5.0 and 5.1 use SIDE channels, not rear/back. See "Note 3" in column "5.0 side"'s header- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound#Standard_speaker_channels.  Also see here - https://www.thx.com/faq/#set-5-1-surround-sound-speakers
Also DTS-HD Master Audio Suite has only variant with SIDE channels for 5.0/5.1
(https://i.imgur.com/q98PLUT.png)
According to the same sources (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound#Standard_speaker_channels , https://www.thx.com/faq/#set-7-1-surround-sound-speakers): for 8 channels in case of unknown channel mapping suggest FL FR FC LFE RL RR SL SR, instead of currently suggested FL FR FC LFE RL RR FCL FCR; for 7 channels - FL FR FC LFE RC SL SR (or maybe FL FR FC RR RL SL SR ) instead of FL FR LFE RL RR FCL FCR
Title: Add an additional EJECT Button to the "Open Audio CD" Dialogue
Post by: fuffi on 2019-01-20 10:13:19
Hi,

I'd like to have an easy reachable button to ejcet the CD/DVD-Drive, which is focussed in this window.
(https://i.imgur.com/TUaoToV.png)

Click here: f2k->File->Open Audio CD...

Cheers!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-01-31 19:56:28
Hey Peter,

Would it be possible to please add an option to the Tabs container to disable the scroll buttons and allow them to stack vertically? (Same as the Playlist Tabs currently do when there are too many). I would love to make a layout with narrow spaced Tabs stacked on top of each other, with the active one always moving to the bottom, but this is currently impossible due to the forced scroll buttons. A simple right-click option, per each set of Tabs, would be great. <3

(I suppose it can be done in CUI or SMP - I'm not sure, but honestly it would be so easy in DUI and open up so many additional layout possibilities!)

Thank you for your continued efforts on the foobar and I hope this thread is not bugging you too much. ;)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: loz on 2019-02-22 13:54:06
The one feature or component I want added to foobar more than anything is album ratings.

It's something I used to do in customdb before that component made foobar totally unusable. While track ratings are great for just keeping track of songs or making autoplaylists (and using spider monkey panel for ratings gives you more options), I prefer to keep track of albums as a whole without altering the tags. There are outside sources to do this like rateyourmusic or self-hosted options like ampache, but it'd be great to have everything in one place.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: jazzthieve on 2019-02-22 14:00:50
What is stopping you from selecting all tracks of the album and manually tagging them with an album rating?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: davideleo on 2019-02-22 14:56:35
It's something I used to do in customdb before that component made foobar totally unusable.

I still use it like that for artist and genre rating, plus a few other calculated fields related to genre and artist, but indeed customdb makes foobar2000 a lot slower and it's been abandoned by the developer since years (tip: version 9a is not as buggy as the latest one).

Anyway, I totally second your request, but it's not just about album rating (maybe this will answer @jazzthieve's question, too). Even though customdb's main purpose was saving tags without writing them into the files, I believe its real benefit is in providing them as calculated fields, that is fields whose value is not entered directly by the user, but derived by other fields. This enables the user to organize tags in one-to-many relationships and grant referential integrity to the metadatabase.
I detailed the matter here (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,106991.0.html), when I first started using foobar2000, before I found out about customdb (which BTW is the main reason I decided to stick with foobar2000).

I've seen several attempts to replace customdb's external tagging functionality, but none really seems to care about calculated fields. On the other hand I've seen quite a few other components that provide apparently calculated fields for specific purposes, such as the playcount fields as provided by the official playcount component or by Jscript and Spider Monkey panels.
I'm not sure why nobody ever attempted to replace such a unique and useful plug-in as customdb, but I got the idea that most people see customdb as an external tags component, whereas concentrating on the calculated fields only, would be pretty simple, as this seems to be already implemented in the components I mentioned above, despite not being customizable by the user. But I'm no developer, so this is just a guess.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: loz on 2019-02-22 17:11:23
I still use it like that for artist and genre rating, plus a few other calculated fields related to genre and artist, but indeed customdb makes foobar2000 a lot slower and it's been abandoned by the developer since years (tip: version 9a is not as buggy as the latest one).
One of the big problems was the sluggishness customdb caused. It also kept crashing album list panel in later versions of columns when appending the rating to the album tree. I might try 9a in a portable test version this weekend though. That component is too useful for storing information.

What is stopping you from selecting all tracks of the album and manually tagging them with an album rating?
Nothing. I prefer not to do that for various reason some of which @davideleo stated.

Secondly, I don't use foobar as a player as much as I use it as a means to keep track of information e.g. artist bio, album review, play counts, track ratings, etc. It's more of a listening companion with bells and whistles to me. I used to keep album notes in custom database. Just basic thoughts on the album or the album's mood, or similar artists. While foobar is always running when I'm in Windows, I do most of my listening through a raspberry pi w/DAC hooked up to my stereo that runs mpd. I only play through foobar for when I feel like wearing headphones. My music drive is on a file server that shares out to multiple devices and services: laptop, raspberry pi, ampache, which is like a self-hosted spotify, file server's mpd for streaming to icecast....

And blah blah blah... the point is the less I'm changing the actual music files themselves, the better off I'm going to be in the long run.

And finally, I just hate superfluous tags. I find them annoying. You don't need a bunch of nonessential information in the metadata. That's what databases are for.

EDIT: I've also considered mtags but I found it just leaves too much junk for my liking. Nothing against the component. It's just a personal preference on how I like to keep my music library.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: khashayar on 2019-03-05 19:00:13
Built-in/Background Updates.

especially for frequent Beta Updates.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: jazzthieve on 2019-03-05 19:58:34
I think pushing beta updates automatically isn't a great idea at all. Beta is for testing purposes and for those wanting to do that specifically. Doing background updates on betas goes completely against that idea. It's a different thing for final releases.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Jailhouse on 2019-03-05 22:17:52
Any automatic updating should be an option, but especially when it comes to beta versions.

That said, if automatic updating were an option, the setting in Advanced Preferences > Updates to check for betas when running a stable version could have a sub-option for automatic beta installs.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Dobro5000 on 2019-03-13 15:18:50
Request:

An option showing the remaining play time (countdown) for the playlist.
(Like %playback_time_remaing% for a single file, but for the remaining playlist (%playlist_time_remaining%)
 Maybe put it on the status bar in the menu that says "Show Total Time of Selection"
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Ivodam on 2019-03-17 13:06:05
I would like to have at some point in future native DSD support in Foobar, first, and second could you please make the Spectrum visualization start from at least 30 Hz, 50 Hz is too high:)

Thank you in advance!

:)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Euathlus1985 on 2019-03-17 13:36:27
Would it be possible to add FFMPEGs default AAC encoder for ripping into AAC? Or maybe general support for FFMPEG encoding, like this I would only need one file.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: lvqcl on 2019-03-17 13:56:43
I would like to have at some point in future native DSD support in Foobar
IMHO that's unlikely, because foobar2000 doesn't really support bitstreaming.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: darkflame23 on 2019-03-17 17:01:46
I would like to have at some point in future native DSD support in Foobar, first, and second could you please make the Spectrum visualization start from at least 30 Hz, 50 Hz is too high:)

Thank you in advance!

:)

I'd like to see this too, more customisation options would be great.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Ivodam on 2019-03-17 20:23:05
I would like to have at some point in future native DSD support in Foobar
IMHO that's unlikely, because foobar2000 doesn't really support bitstreaming.

I know that of present day Foobar2000 does not support bitstreaming and dresses DSD files as DoP. Or simply converts them to PCM. But is there any reason in principle why it should not bitstream in future? I really do not know, I am not a software guru, neither an engineer in audio electronics, so I have no idea why for instance JRiver can bitstream and Foobar should not do it.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Tomdominer on 2019-03-26 14:44:19
Its only a minor bugbear, but a lot of the time, when listening to albums, I usually think of something I'd like to listen to after this current track has finished playing, so I "send to new playlist" the new album, which then autoplays and the current track stops.

I wish there was an option so that you could continue listening to the current track while adding new playlists.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Case on 2019-03-26 15:10:28
I wish there was an option so that you could continue listening to the current track while adding new playlists.
There is. Untick "Start playback when sending selection to playlist" under Preferences -> Media Library -> Album List.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Tomdominer on 2019-03-26 15:29:01
I wish there was an option so that you could continue listening to the current track while adding new playlists.
There is. Untick "Start playback when sending selection to playlist" under Preferences -> Media Library -> Album List.

Thank you! I thought there must be, but googling proved not very fruitful!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: j7n on 2019-04-06 12:29:21
Autocomplete for tag entry with multiple columns visible at the same time, when several lines in Properties are selected and Edit chosen from the context menu (for example, related fields, composer, lyricist and producer). And of course autocomplete after semicolon, requested before.

This function is well hidden! I thought I needed another tag program or multiple columns in the playlist to get that view.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: j7n on 2019-04-10 11:05:47
Better adjusted built-in spectrum analyzer, which uses the full range of the display for a typical musical signal (approximated by pink noise) at ReplayGain level. Currently the analyzer has much empty space, particularly in the treble region even on bright records, and shows nothing for quiet segments, esp. on the toolbar where it is constrained to a small size.

A good example is a Third-Octave Analyzer, which reads flat for pink noise, and has good frequency resolution in the bass and good time resolution in the highs, smooth minimum-phase response, but it costs much CPU with large number of bands. In Foobar, the bands setting appears to be fixed and only changes the GUI rendering.

Maybe link the floor and ceiling to ReplayGain and its preamp setting, and add a 3dB/octave slope for frequencies above 500Hz, or add a separate preamp setting for case where the DSP changes the level. Small frequency scale marks would be welcome and an extension in the deep bass.

Other requests relating to the spectrum analyzer: lower bass (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116602.0.html), gain (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,33461.0.html), slope (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,91373.0.html).

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Apologies for double post
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: thelosslessone on 2019-04-13 10:46:42
Option to not show confirmation dialog when deleting files with Shift+Delete.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: mzso on 2019-04-20 22:47:10
Hello!
Foobar has the be one of the worst apps I used when it comes to data security. If there's a hitch, the theme file gets corrupted immediately, and I lose every single playlists (or maybe only all their titles). Configuration also regularly gets corrupted.

Right now I lost all playlists, every single on. And of course neither auto-backup, nor my scheduled backups have them because Foobar morbidly keeps changing the playlists folder on updates, without a note. So neither the auto-backup, nor mine were prepared to this.

I suggest for foobar to implement some form of safe writing. Also periodic saving of changed data. (If it doesn't already, which I don't think it does)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Daeron on 2019-04-21 10:13:34
What you are asking for is this:
https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_jesus

The playlist folder was changed once and you can use wildcards to most likely capture any other changes, assuming there will be any.

What I do agree on is that the component page could use an update to warn users that the default settings might not be sufficient and offer a saner value that captures the 1.4 playlist folder. Also the foobar changelog should indeed mention that the playlists are now saved in a different folder.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: mzso on 2019-04-21 15:01:14
What you are asking for is this:
https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_jesus

The playlist folder was changed once and you can use wildcards to most likely capture any other changes, assuming there will be any.

What I do agree on is that the component page could use an update to warn users that the default settings might not be sufficient and offer a saner value that captures the 1.4 playlist folder. Also the foobar changelog should indeed mention that the playlists are now saved in a different folder.
I have that plugin, I mentioned it. It can no more predict new playlist folders created than I can. And I'm quite sure only a plain "playlist" folder existed when it was last updated. It is a really poor choice to conjure up new playlist folder names IMO.

It changed at least twice that I noticed.


What I do agree on is that the component page could use an update to warn users that the default settings might not be sufficient and offer a saner value that captures the 1.4 playlist folder. Also the foobar changelog should indeed mention that the playlists are now saved in a different folder.
These are nice, but secure writing would be even nicer.
But I can't see how a component could predict future changes. And yes not mentioning the folder change is a tad neglectful.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Foobar Userator on 2019-04-23 11:11:42
I love Foobar and recommend it to every human with ears.

My wishlist is:

- more easily customized album art panel size so I can pretend I'm listening to an LP, or even a gigantic LP from the future (why not also have option for it as a background / watermark to the track list/playlist? That would be cool)

- A way to make lockable playlists (i.e. a playlist that, once "set", stays put no matter what else happens - specific act needed to unlock them), which also means:

- Default open new file in new playlist setting option
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: loz on 2019-04-23 13:33:11
- A way to make lockable playlists (i.e. a playlist that, once "set", stays put no matter what else happens - specific act needed to unlock them)
I do this with playlist attributes (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_playlist_attributes)

As for "Default open new file in new playlist setting option", you could always set a default playlist to open new files in and then save the playlist if needed.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Daeron on 2019-04-23 16:53:57
1) You can edit your layout in whichever way you want using:
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Layout_Editing_Mode

If you have splitter elements in place, you can drag them to enlarge parts of the UI however you see fit, such as making the cover display element bigger.

2) https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_playlist_attributes
3) Maybe 'File/Preferences/Shell integration/Always send new files to playlist'. Probably not exactly what you want but might help.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: rwolf2 on 2019-04-29 01:13:20
Could you add Carplay and Android Auto support?  Thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-05-09 14:30:41
Just to pick up on this from another thread...

Perhaps indicating position in a playlist could be improved but I don't really see that as a big issue.
Same, but for the sake of an idea ...

Perhaps there could be an %iscurrent% for playlists to go with NOT %isplaying%? Currently the selection border indicates the last played track when not playing / after a restart (at least if using 'Cursor follows playback'), but have to click an empty space in the playlist to focus it and find it. If there were an %iscurrent% (true for the last played track per each playlist), users could use title formatting to insert an arrow icon or whatever...

Edit: In other words, say I have a custom column with indicators for Playing, Paused, Queued items. It could also indicate the current playlist position when none of the above.

(Not a big deal though as you say)

Cheers 8)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2019-05-09 18:47:48
^I like that suggestion. This problem really exists, and that would be nice solution!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-05-10 02:14:16
Thanks Sergey77! :)

(Of course I went to sleep, dreamed of foobar, and woke up with clearer ideas)... Probably a more appropriate name for the above should be %list_current% (as it relates more to %list_index%). And a 'Stop' symbol would make more sense as the indicator. This could also be built into the default Playlist View 'Playing' column.

Tagging @Peter this time as I wonder if he sees these and if any of these wish-lists are making it on the to-do list. ;)

While I'm here I might as well also restate the suggestion for dynamic playlist names that can use some title formatting. Say, when you right-click to rename playlists, perhaps a dialog box with a pattern entry for dynamic (or normal static) names - that would rename playlists based on $if(%isplaying%...), show %list_total%, perhaps a new variable for %playback_order% that would also be handy elsewhere. This way users of Playlist Tabs could indicate the playing one.

(I should've posted that here the first time)

Cheers
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2019-05-10 23:11:54
There is a way to end a query by SORT BY: it takes the result and [does something about it]
What about ending a query by HIGHLIGHT, that would highlight the subset that matches a second query? E.g.
* HAS Black Sabbath HIGHLIGHT totaldiscs PRESENT
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: metal_termite on 2019-05-24 02:22:28
Default UI Playlist View

1. Playlist filters. I thought this was a very useful feature that ColumnsUI implemented back in the day. What this feature did was display or hide pre-specified columns based on the playlist selected,
Quote
Playlist filters allow one to hide on playlists/show only on playlists/show on all playlists according to the playlist filter specified.
Separate multiple playlists by a semi-colon and you can use wildcards and ?s.
Source: https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Columns_UI_(foo_ui_columns)#Playlist_filters (https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Columns_UI_(foo_ui_columns)#Playlist_filters)
I found this convenient on playlists where I wanted to show specific data that wasn't relevant for other playlists. Some of my use-case examples are:

(a) a cover songs autoplaylist that displays any item containing %original artist%. This playlist would show an %original artist% column.
(b) a recently added autoplaylist, %added% DURING LAST 30 WEEKS SORT DESCENDING BY "$date(%added%)", that would display an %added% column.
(c) list-type playlists, such as a Billboard Top 100 playlist that includes only tracks populated with %billboardtop100% tag. This playlist would include %billboardtop100% tag and specifically exclude most other tags that aren't relevant.

2. Incorporate album art, grouping, group tags, and rating star features from SimPlaylist. I love SimPlaylist, but it looks like it hasn't been updated since 2011.  The unique features SimPlaylist introduced in 2011 now seem like fundamental playlist features found in many music players. It would be nice to seem them consolidated into one actively developed Playlist.

3. Playlist Artwork. This one is probably the least useful, but it's a thing that Spotify and other similar services provide. Basically the ability to add artwork to a playlist which would be displayed on the playlist view similar to SimPlaylist. For example, I make playlists based on the music used in TV shows or games, such as Far Cry New Dawn. It would be interesting to associate the Far Cry New Dawn cover art with the playlist.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: zwolamed2 on 2019-05-24 23:35:00
Increased MMCSS thread priority


According to this documentation, MMCSS allows setting not only 1-7 priorities like it is allowed, but also up to 26, when 23-26 is described as Pro Audio:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/procthread/multimedia-class-scheduler-service

What's more interesting, in one of F2K's setup guide I saw someone recommending writing in MMCSS mode - instead of "Audio" - "Pro Audio" which corresponds with 23-26 priorities, which can be set in Preferences>Advanced.
This is screen from that guide:
https://v3rim.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/advanced.jpg
But priority in Foobar2000 where is only 1-7, not matches the documentation where is up to 26.

Can anybody speak out in this case whether it is sensible to implement/change?


Adding option to force WASAPIHost64 to priority high
So how it is in already available ASIO options.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: emme53 on 2019-05-29 16:46:41
Hi. This is the first time I am writing here. I should like to suggest an innovation to anyone able to modify the Foobar open source software I am not able to do it.
When you open your playlist to start your audition, from any song, it remains light blue highlighted letting only the small lateral arrow follow the progression of song execution.
I think that it would be better that the highlight will follow the second, then the third, then the fourth etc. song after the one you started from, with the little lateral arrow too. Maybe the starting song should remain highlighted but turning, in the same time, into a different colour (e.g. light red).
What do you think about that?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: lvqcl on 2019-05-29 18:30:38
I should like to suggest an innovation to anyone able to modify the Foobar open source software I am not able to do it.
foobar2000 is not open source.

When you open your playlist to start your audition, from any song, it remains light blue highlighted letting only the small lateral arrow follow the progression of song execution.
I think that it would be better that the highlight will follow the second, then the third, then the fourth etc. song after the one you started from, with the little lateral arrow too.
Menu: Playback -> Cursor follows playback.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: robsmiecowymail on 2019-05-31 07:45:19
CUE FIle force to load
when i click list albums on foobar2000 its often read music without separate track, even if there is .cue file, it's really annoying thing, when i add the cue manual its read ok.
just add to album list forcing read cue file if there exist cue, propably its simple code line.
if exist File_name.cue
     read first cue
 else do like now
or maybe there is filter checking the proper file cue and not read it when the specification is other but it read manual ok, even when i uncheck cue filter its read ok but without filter i have in menu 2 albums one  from cue and second with not separate track... maybe use filter from load menu to load .cue
sorry for my english but i have hoope that you understand me :)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: mzso on 2019-06-03 12:12:41
Hello!
Foobar has the be one of the worst apps I used when it comes to data security. If there's a hitch, the theme file gets corrupted immediately, and I lose every single playlists (or maybe only all their titles). Configuration also regularly gets corrupted.

Right now I lost all playlists, every single on. And of course neither auto-backup, nor my scheduled backups have them because Foobar morbidly keeps changing the playlists folder on updates, without a note. So neither the auto-backup, nor mine were prepared to this.

I suggest for foobar to implement some form of safe writing. Also periodic saving of changed data. (If it doesn't already, which I don't think it does)

I just realized that I was using 1.4 which has a new feature "Configuration saving now uses transacted NTFS if available."

Shouldn't this feature prevent exactly these sort of issue? Because it completely fails by the looks of it. I lost configuration and playlists, and the playlists weren't even backed up because of the silently changed playlist folder.
I have Win8 so this feature should be available.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Foobar Userator on 2019-06-04 14:18:46
- A way to make lockable playlists (i.e. a playlist that, once "set", stays put no matter what else happens - specific act needed to unlock them)
I do this with playlist attributes (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_playlist_attributes)

As for "Default open new file in new playlist setting option", you could always set a default playlist to open new files in and then save the playlist if needed.

Thanks loz, I learned this by poking around in the menus in Foobar after posting. The "feature" I wished for already exists! It just didn't in my universe at that time. Now it does. I'm playlisting like there's no tomorrow. Nobody can stop the tunes! Nobody, ever. Perhaps an alternative title for this thread could be "things that Foobar already does that noobs haven't figured out how to do yet"... cheers
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Foobar Userator on 2019-06-04 14:26:05
1) You can edit your layout in whichever way you want using:
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Layout_Editing_Mode

If you have splitter elements in place, you can drag them to enlarge parts of the UI however you see fit, such as making the cover display element bigger.

2) https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_playlist_attributes
3) Maybe 'File/Preferences/Shell integration/Always send new files to playlist'. Probably not exactly what you want but might help.

This is very helpful, thank you. I guess it might be "ideal" in future updates to smooth the process a little and (if we're talking wishlist in an ideal world) make the option to do this slightly easier to notice for those who aren't up to speed with the way these functions have been interpreted by the interface design. However, that's asking a lot as this is freeware, and I am very grateful that it is so excellent as it is, it is worth a little effort learning about. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Foobar Userator on 2019-06-04 14:52:57
Ok - another thing:

I am now very happy with the cover art as big as I like. Sorry for not figuring this out. Could we have an option to make the cover art in the "visualisations" list? That way, we could make it go full screen.

Or is there already a way to make the cover art full-screen in Foobar? Like the visualisations do?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Foobar Userator on 2019-06-04 15:12:25
AAaand another thing:

I now have the gist of customizing the UI. I want a layout with a small Equalizer. Whenever I create an empty panel and add the Equalizer UI element, it auto-resizes to a very wide panel, distorting all the other panels. I appreciate there are a lot of those things you move in the Equalizer to display, but can these be either a) vertical option or b) of variable size so a mini equalizer is permanently there? Thanks! Hope I haven't missed how to do this if it already exists.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: arol on 2019-06-28 00:51:33
Add an option to assign an action on MMB click on tray icon.

It's been years since I switched to foobar from another player, but this one thing never left me. I miss the ability to pause/play track by simply clicking the scroll wheel on player's ivon in tray. I figured assigning any action would be mo rebust in general, but I'd be delighted if I was able to only play/pause by mmb clicking on the icon,

That would really help reduce number of clicks for people who can't use keyboard hotkeys.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Vicas on 2019-07-09 15:38:22


2. Option to display album art (cover art) whether it is embedded or not (but maybe embedded would make more sense) in properties window of file.
Example (https://i.imgur.com/6GTFElD.jpg)


This is added in v1.5 beta 1.
Thanks!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: TuNk77 on 2019-07-09 17:37:56
Wish for foobar 1.5 series properties dialogue:
I wish after editing a field, pressing enter does the same as clicking OK.
Now it defaults to editing the next field when pressing enter, which for for me is inconvenient, now I must press alt+o or tab and then enter, this takes more time then simply pressing enter when done.

Also, when exporting album-art, I wish foorbar2000 could be set to default (optional) filenames, like: folder, back, CD etc.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-07-10 23:24:14
Code: [Select]
[00:15:14] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
[00:15:14] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
[00:15:43] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
[00:16:03] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
[00:16:10] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
[00:16:10] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
[00:16:17] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
simple wish:
in the console,
give us the filename of the file which is shown Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered
like
Code: [Select]
[00:15:14] Multiple ID3v2 tags encountered in C:\foo\bar\the-f2k-rap.mp3
source (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,80352.msg701237.html#msg701237)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-07-11 00:31:57
In
Preferences -> Components -> Installed components

Add an option to quickly jump to the preferences pane of the selected component.

see screenshot.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Melchior on 2019-07-11 02:21:23
Foobar2000 (v1.5 beta) properties Dialog
lack of grids in Properties view.... would make it easier to read tags...
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Flv on 2019-07-11 18:02:54
PLEASE make working TWO functions with ONE hotkey, i need it when change soundcard output with DSP preset on in. I have three pair of loudspeakers, and special DSP chain preset for each of them, and want to change output + dsp preset with one hotkey.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-07-11 18:45:42
^ @Flv

You have two options -

Dynamic DSP (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,96094.msg956094.html#msg956094) can automatically change your DSP settings depending on which output.

Spider Monkey Panel (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,116669.html) (or JScript Panel) can set multiple commands on one toolbar button / keyboard shortcut. See my post here (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,117720.0.html).

Cheers
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: spedrickson on 2019-07-16 12:18:40
Absolutely love the new artwork section in Properties! Since that got a bit of an overhaul, now seems like a good time to request some technical information fields like %art_file_size%, %art_width%, %art_area%, %has_embedded_art%, etc. Not sure how it would work with multiple artworks, so maybe a function like $art(front, number), similar to $meta() would be better. Or maybe just return information for whatever foobar picks based on Preferences > Advanced > Display > Album art

On a similar but much easier to implement note, it would be nice to get a "Do not ask again" option on the Picture Removal dialog (https://i.imgur.com/6HlHul1.png), since they've been added to similar prompts like Confirm File Removal (https://i.imgur.com/5YWpQc5.png).
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-07-31 14:25:51
Please add a
Human readable Name
for missing DSPs
in
Preferences -> DSP Manager

Now, if a DSP is missing (for whatever reason) there is no way to know which one is missing.
With a readable name, things would be very easy to solve. At least, the humble user has a name to start with...
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2019-07-31 22:56:59
Impossible to do without the DSP preset also storing the DSP name. Missing DSP has no name for reference, only its identifier, which is a GUID.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-08-01 09:28:05
If it is possible to store a GUID, why not store the DSP name too?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-08-02 03:02:54
in 1.5b7
Maybe an additional  spacer between image sizes to better read with old mans eyes 8-)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2019-08-04 01:38:35
Adding names requires the original components to exist already, and requires a change to the configuration format.

Even creating an online database of GUIDs to components requires someone to locate the original component and install it.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-08-04 02:15:34
Execuse me, I think, we're not talking about the same thing here. At least for this:
Adding names requires the original components to exist already

I'm trying to make it more clear:

When installing/adding a DSP the first time to foobar2000, a DSP (or components) name is available and that name can (and should, for the users sake of finding the DSP, when the DSP disapears whyever, IMHO) be stored anywhere in foobar2000's configuration. Preferably next to the place, where the GUID is stored which is shown in my screenshot. That should be no magic, because the DSP has a name. Look here (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/tag/DSP) for all the nice names in the Name column. May it the components name, or the name, the component chooses to have in the foobar2000's preferences window. No matter what name, anything is better readable than this crazy GUId, nobody can indentify something to search for.

And you're right, it needs someone to do it :-)
Thats why I wrote and ask here for someone to do it someday.

Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-08-05 19:11:32
In Files Properties->Tools->Automaticly fill Values. (of f2k 1.5b7)

1)
Automaticly Fill Values Window does not remember column width of File Name in Preview pane, if you start the window.
User has always to adjust it.
It would be useful, if -on first start- Fine Name Column would autoresize to the length of the filenames.
(see screenshot: no autoresizing on first start.png)


2)
(Please see the attached animated GIF vor video of behaviour)
Column width and Auto Capitalization is lost when changing the pattern. Very time consuming on long filelists, like >50 items.

Lost autocapitalization is kind of accecptable, because there is no button to switch it On or Off (a checkbox for autocapitalization would be nice to have),
but the lost column with is very inconvenient.

Please make it more userfriendly :-)


3)
Load/Save Pattern as Presets would be nice to have. (like in Masstagger component)

Now, only 10 last presets, are shown and unfortunately, if you not press OK, but cancel (because you need to change some other things first), the typed pattern is lost, not saved.

4)
An additional button for Clean Up would also be very useful for trimming whitespaces from beginning/end of newly created tags.
(but its already in the fileproperties window, when you right-click on a tag)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: lok800guitar on 2019-08-07 09:22:31
Hi there

I am AK users
AK update recently and support Foobar2000 now

I enjoy playing my songs in Album Shuffle way
But every time I switch off my portable device, the Album Shuffle generated playlist disappear
And I have to re-generate a new playlist in order to enjoy the Album Shuffle

In this case, some of my songs will never be played

I want to continue playing that particular Album Shuffle generated playlist

And hence, I hope the following new update
"The Album Shuffle generated playlist can be saved"

Thank you
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Nighted on 2019-08-16 21:49:11
Hi, I did not want to start a new thread for this as I'm likely the only person in the world who even cares. :P

My suggestion is please allow the installer to point to drive A:\.

Yes, I have a drive A and the installer won't let me enter that drive letter. :/

(no, it is not a floppy drive)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-08-18 10:13:52
Please add a slightly visual improvment and behave like "windows standard" (win7 at last) to the colors of the Checkboxes in

Preferences: Context Menu

Please changed the checkbox-color of mixed checked subfolders light grey (or whatever color) instead of full blue, which "means": all subfolders are fully checked.

Users then can instantly see that not all checkboxes inside a subfolder are checked.

If the top-folder checkbox is blue (aka fully checked), one might think "OK, everything inside this folder is checked and I don't need to change something".
But in this case (see screenshots) not all checkboxes are checked, so it leads to confusion about contextmenu entries.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: sveakul on 2019-08-18 18:02:05
+1
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: masternoxx on 2019-08-20 15:44:45
Love me some foobar,
my request is to have the spectrum display like 10hz to 22khz, and maybe some vertical labels on it?
right now it I dont know maybe stops at 16khz?
yeah maybe goes higher than that but I cant tell because its not labeled....
yes i can play it back in cool edit pro but I would rather use foobar.
something like the frequency analysis seen in cool edit...
thanks ;)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Vicas on 2019-08-20 20:47:45
Love me some foobar,
my request is to have the spectrum display like 10hz to 22khz, and maybe some vertical labels on it?
right now it I dont know maybe stops at 16khz?
yeah maybe goes higher than that but I cant tell because its not labeled....
yes i can play it back in cool edit pro but I would rather use foobar.
something like the frequency analysis seen in cool edit...
thanks ;)


Try Musical Spectrum component (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,97404.0.html)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: sveakul on 2019-08-21 00:46:44
Love me some foobar,
my request is to have the spectrum display like 10hz to 22khz, and maybe some vertical labels on it?
right now it I dont know maybe stops at 16khz?
yeah maybe goes higher than that but I cant tell because its not labeled....
yes i can play it back in cool edit pro but I would rather use foobar.
something like the frequency analysis seen in cool edit...
thanks ;)

In addition to Vicas's suggestion, take a look at foo_enhanced_spectrum_analyzer ( follow link in thread's last post for newer versions): https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,115911.0.html (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,115911.0.html)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Lebon14 on 2019-08-21 05:28:38
I posted this in the "Development forum" because I didn't see this thread. So,here we go again...

Quote
Hi.

I have a wish for v1.5 and the song properties rework: show picture size (padding) and, when removing from FLAC file, show a warning:

Quote
You are going to remove W album art from X FLAC files of Y KB each.
If you do not re-encode the file, the padding use to integrate the file into the FLAC will remain.
Foobar2000 can re-encode the file to remove the padding. Removing the padding will save Z KB total.

[ ] Do not show again - Foobar2000 will do the selected action for future removals.
* Cancel action
* Remove padding from files
* Keep padding

At the opposite, we must inform users that inserting images in FLAC files will increase padding but most (if not all) software won't remove said padding if the file is not re-encoded.
Quote
You are about to embed pictures into FLAC files.
Please consider that, if you are to remove them or replacing them with smaller artwork in the future, that the space added into the file in order to insert the image isn't automatically removed, like with MP3s, until the file is re-encoded. You can use the Song Properties again and remove the artwork and ask to remove the padding here in Foobar2000. However, keep in mind that, if you remove it with another software that the image will be gone but not the padding.

[ ] Do not show again
* Proceed.
* Cancel.

Additionally, the default option can be set in the options if the messages have been set to do not be shown.

I really want this to happen and raise awareness of this weakness of the FLAC format. Not a lot of people know about this.

The only downside to having to re-encode the file, it's that the next time writing tags will be slow but the next sub-sequent writes will return to fast. Oh and, make the padding size CLEAR and VISISBLE under he picture. Not a line in the extended info dialogue. Bonus points if Foobar2000 detects padding but no pictures, a "remove padding" option appears if the size is larger than a user-defined size (default could be 25KB). The padding can be shown for other format but is less important than FLAC files as the padding is removed when the picture is removed.

Cheers.

EDIT:
I've just seen a screenshot of the new dialog. One thing's for sure, the size is clearly displayed! Nice. Now, to know if the rest of wishes can come true.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: sveakul on 2019-08-21 05:47:31
I posted this in the "Development forum" because I didn't see this thread. So,here we go again...

Lebon14: yes it would be great if Foobar would remove padding during artwork removal in FLAC as just a DEFAULT action, then no need for the warning dialogs.  Until then, you can use Run Services to call external taggers "TagScanner" or "Kid3", both of which will do this (not Mp3tag).  TagScanner requires you select that action in "Options", Kid3 will do it by default if its OggFlacMetadata plugin is given priority.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: foxyshadis on 2019-08-21 10:16:35
If we're adding a wishlist for 1.5, how about making the layout infinitely more customizable by adding "split horizontally" and "split vertically" to the layout editing? Then I could actually add a media library search window to the right of the playlist, instead of stuck unloved in a tab, and a few other panels here and there. Also, perhaps a text foobar theme file format, so at the very least we can customize them that way? It's always been a pain point that it's an undocumented binary format, so you need a janky third-party plugin to work around what Columns almost certainly natively supports internally.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-08-21 19:11:24
Until then, you can use Run Services to call external taggers [...]
@Lebon14 @sveakul
RE: removing excess padding, foobar can do that. (Hold shift key > right-click tracks > Utilities > Optimize file layout + minimize file size)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: morganit on 2019-08-22 12:08:15
Double click on a playlist in the default playlist manager makes the playlist automatically activate and play songs from the playlist.
I have to use the default playlist manager because the plorg_dll plugin is buggy under wine on linux. I wish we would have more functions of that plugin in the original playlist manager. But the double click and play should be default or at least an option imho.

Although I don't think this will be ever implemented, but I suggest also tree view with customizable playlist folders for the pl. manager. That would be probably more comlplicated to implement as the double click thing.

Edit: A playlist revive option would be nice too.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Tropoje on 2019-08-22 15:47:27
Maybe it could be implemented in a new version 1.5 "Checking if Embedded Artwork is present"
Here is a topic (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,96945.0.html)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Pollux88 on 2019-08-27 12:04:00
Recently I've encountered a number of .wav files that literally any other player could play, except Foobar. Turned out, those were actually mp3s with wrong extensions (extracted from a game, so that probably made some sense from a technical standpoint). And Foobar IS able to pick up the file structure from the file itself, it can be demonstrated by removing the extension entirely. It just doesn't bother to double-check even if there's a playback error. A feature that seems to be present in any other software, so maybe Foobar should get it too.
Title: Embed CUEsheet in mp3 files (the same way as in FLACs)
Post by: fuffi on 2019-09-01 02:45:26
Ability to embed CUE sheet in MP3 files (the same way as in FLACs)

I found this several times requested over the years and there are pro and contra votes, but this feature would be useful, so I wish for it.

2004 Topic: mp3 with embedded cuesheet (Read 10538 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,28167.0.html
2004 Topic: Embedded cue-sheet in APEv2 tag in foo_input_std? (Read 5322 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,22852.0.html
2008 Topic: embed CUE into MP3 image (Read 5460 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,62065.0.html
2008 Topic: CUE sheets and MP3 (Read 4876 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,45113.0.html
2011 Topic: Feature Request: Embedded Cuesheet in mp3 (Read 1783 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,89400.0.html

Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: korhun on 2019-09-04 09:32:33
This comment is not a wish for the application, but a wish for the ones who contributed in the development process of this great application: God bless you guys, I love you :)

Yes this must the least useful comment has ever posted for this thread, and I'd have no hard feelings if moderators delete this post.. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Peter on 2019-09-04 14:57:54
Ability to embed CUE sheet in MP3 files (the same way as in FLACs)

I found this several times requested over the years and there are pro and contra votes, but this feature would be useful, so I wish for it.

2004 Topic: mp3 with embedded cuesheet (Read 10538 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,28167.0.html
2004 Topic: Embedded cue-sheet in APEv2 tag in foo_input_std? (Read 5322 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,22852.0.html
2008 Topic: embed CUE into MP3 image (Read 5460 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,62065.0.html
2008 Topic: CUE sheets and MP3 (Read 4876 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,45113.0.html
2011 Topic: Feature Request: Embedded Cuesheet in mp3 (Read 1783 times) https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,89400.0.html


And finally:
2019 : sheet happens.
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,117898.msg975134.html#msg975134
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Sergey77 on 2019-09-04 17:08:31
Please add the ability to display vertical columns border lines for the Default UI playlist.
This improves the visual perception of the playlist, especially when many columns are displayed.
Thank you!
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Takaji on 2019-09-18 13:03:01
Make it easier to see where errors are in an extremely long information report when batch attaching pictures.

I used Tagging > Batch attach pictures on 50,000+ mp3 files and the error report produced said at the top "There were errors." I don't even know what sort of text to search for in the log to determine which tracks produced errors, so I'm forced to randomly scroll through until I notice something suspect.

It could be useful to list certain terms/keywords to search for in the log, so at least I get an idea of what an error message could look like?

(Or maybe this is all listed somewhere and I just don't know where. In that case, it could be good to include this info in the information report.)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: fuffi on 2019-09-18 16:21:07
+1
Make it easier to see where errors are in an extremely long information report when batch attaching pictures.

I used Tagging > Batch attach pictures on 50,000+ mp3
[....]
(Or maybe this is all listed somewhere and I just don't know where. In that case, it could be good to include this info in the information report.)
Unfortunately nope, => https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=116699.msg963203

The new status feedback is very cumbersome and almost too inconvenient to use.

Some of the (new) disadvantages:

-You can't search.
-You need to copy the whole text inside a text editor to have an idea of whats going on.
-There is no option to autoclose the window if NO error occoured.
-The status information does not differ about "real" errors (i.e. file corrupt or unwritable) or warnings (no file to attach found). It just always is alarming you, which only leads to ignore all the information given.

It could be a lot more convenient/usefull, if:

-The output was a table, giving options to sort for the different errors.
-we had a button to "only show warnings" or "only show errors", to exclude the inessential information about all files which hat no problem.
-maybe highlight errors in red and no errors in green and warnings in yellow.
-there was an option to search the text.
-there was an option [ x ] autoclose window, if all runs fine!

My 2 cents....
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Ryrynz on 2019-09-18 23:45:19
Peter, any chance you could make the window saying "No updates available" something more this size?
Also can the up and down arrows and the blinking cursor be removed as they're not required?
(https://i.imgur.com/oKincpe.jpg)
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: trelain on 2019-09-20 03:33:23
Would it be possible to support an option to prevent auto-populating "Various Artists" into ALBUM ARTIST just because  ITUNESCOMPILATION is present?   Carlos G explained the reason in an old thread pretty well, and is the exact issue I've been fighting with for years now:

"foobar2000 links the iTunes ITUNESCOMPILATION tag to the ALBUM ARTIST tag.  When an ITUNESCOMPILATION tag is found in a file, foobar2000 treats it as if ALBUM ARTIST was set to "Various Artists".  If an ALBUM ARTIST tag is found, ITUNESCOMPILATION will be ignored.

In iTunes if  ITUNESCOMPILATION is set to '1' on an album of songs with multiple artists and leave the ALBUM ARTIST empty, then iTunes organizes those songs under "Compilations" in the Library, the File System, and your iPod or iPhone.
Forcing "Various Artists" into ALBUM ARTIST will sort them under "V" instead of at the bottom.
And I may have albums in different languages. Some may be in English, but the ones that are not. I don't want them to say "Various Artists" in English.

So, I think the best way to address this is to let the user set the string to use for "Various Artist". That way some can leave it empty and others use "Various Artist" or anything else."
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: RetBaron on 2019-09-20 08:08:32
Hello, thank you for your player, it's marvelous.

It would be handy to add options to replaygain:
- Threshold for ignoring replaygain differences under xx db (for example from -0,99 to 0,99dB)
- Omitting replaygain for files stored in concrete folder (for example D:\Music\Classical)
- Add options for applying track gain instead of album (for example when %album_artist% = 'Various')

Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: RetBaron on 2019-09-20 08:10:37
. doublepost
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Porcus on 2019-09-20 09:13:45
@RetBaron :
For your third item, I simply delete album gain from compilations when I think track gain is more appropriate. But, have you tried https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_rg_trn ?
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: kode54 on 2019-09-20 23:14:22
Would it be possible to support an option to prevent auto-populating "Various Artists" into ALBUM ARTIST just because  ITUNESCOMPILATION is present?   Carlos G explained the reason in an old thread pretty well, and is the exact issue I've been fighting with for years now:

"foobar2000 links the iTunes ITUNESCOMPILATION tag to the ALBUM ARTIST tag.  When an ITUNESCOMPILATION tag is found in a file, foobar2000 treats it as if ALBUM ARTIST was set to "Various Artists".  If an ALBUM ARTIST tag is found, ITUNESCOMPILATION will be ignored.

In iTunes if  ITUNESCOMPILATION is set to '1' on an album of songs with multiple artists and leave the ALBUM ARTIST empty, then iTunes organizes those songs under "Compilations" in the Library, the File System, and your iPod or iPhone.
Forcing "Various Artists" into ALBUM ARTIST will sort them under "V" instead of at the bottom.
And I may have albums in different languages. Some may be in English, but the ones that are not. I don't want them to say "Various Artists" in English.

So, I think the best way to address this is to let the user set the string to use for "Various Artist". That way some can leave it empty and others use "Various Artist" or anything else."


Then you're forcing everyone who relies on the presence of %album artist% to change their scripts to detect yet another standard tag. A tag we don't currently allow anyone to change directly.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: VEG on 2019-09-21 09:15:28
I miss these options in foobar2000 without prohibited plugins:
- Pause on mute + Resume after unmute (if I have a call, I just click mute, so all the sounds in the system are muted, and it is nice when the player pauses itself to continue from the moment when I stopped listening to the music).
- Pause on telephone call + Resume after call ends.

Also, tray icon could be improved significantly:
- Play/Pause on middle click on the tray icon. 7 Taskbar Tweaker allows to add similar feature to standard Sound Volume icon (mute on middle click).
- Right click on the tray icon should hide foobar2000 from taskbar. If a user wants to have a fb2k button on taskar, they would click on the fb2k button in the taskbar (to minimize/restore). So, right click on the tray icon should minimize to system tray and restore from system tray.
- Different player states (Stopped, Paused, Playing) could be reflected in the tray icon. For example:
(http://veg.by/z/2019-09-21-11-13-35-693593cc.png)
If it is required, I can draw icons with similar Pause and Playing symbols on them based on current foobar2000 icon.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-09-22 03:44:18
So, I think the best way to address this is to let the user set the string to use for "Various Artist". That way some can leave it empty and others use "Various Artist" or anything else."
Hi @trelain

What if you just use a custom library view pattern, replacing %album artist% with -

Code: [Select]
$ifequal(%itunescompilation%,1,Compilations,%album artist%)

^ That would put them under "Compilations"

Cheers
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: trelain on 2019-09-23 13:28:15

Then you're forcing everyone who relies on the presence of %album artist% to change their scripts to detect yet another standard tag. A tag we don't currently allow anyone to change directly.
Not understanding that comment - from what I see Album Artist is able to be changed to whatever you want it to be in Properties, except that when you try to remove the tag, it forces "Various Artists" into it just because ITUNESCOMPILATION is populated.   Couldn't a config option default to how it behaves today, so users who don't want this behavior wouldn't have to change their scripts?  
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: trelain on 2019-09-24 04:08:18

What if you just use a custom library view pattern, replacing %album artist% with -

Code: [Select]
$ifequal(%itunescompilation%,1,Compilations,%album artist%)

^ That would put them under "Compilations"
Thanks but I'm not sure that would prevent %album artist% from being auto-populated by FB2K, would it?   The issue is that the tag is populated at all which causes iTunes to put all compilation albums under an Artist called "Various Artists".    This prevents each artist that contributed something to the album from showing up in the Artists list.   When the Album Artist tag is absent, the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag keeps the album under "Compilations" and the Artists view displays each artist in the Artist view, containing songs from their own albums and also just their songs from the compilation albums, presumably based on the %artist% tag.   This renders an %album artist% tag containing "Various Artists" useless and bothersome, at least in iTunes.
Title: Re: [Suggestions / Wishlists] for future updates
Post by: Tropoje on 2019-10-15 16:07:52
Tag update progress bar in Properties window

Currently (beta 19) when updating tags, the progress bar window looks terrible. A large window with a small update progress bar in the middle of the window. Peter, how could you do such a terrible thing?  :'(  :'(  :'(

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0yMfRr2/foo1.jpg)

Maybe it would be possible to do so that when you updating tags return to the Properties window and place the progress bar at the bottom of the Properties window. Something like that the sketch below.

(https://i.postimg.cc/pLf3PCw9/pass.jpg)
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