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Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: front243 on 2009-01-13 07:09:16
Wondering if anybody else is testing out Windows 7.

Foobar seems to work except for one thing. The right click context menu is often missing in explorer and I am not sure what is causing this.

Has anybody found a solution to that problem?
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: wa11u on 2009-01-13 10:14:36
One tester here. 

No such problems here at all, installed my foobar as a standard installation. did have some tough time installing because of the restriction for the file and folder usage (used only XP before where everything is allowed always for everyone from the beginning )

I noticed that sometimes the windows 7 itself messes the context menu on other programs, happened twice (but the programs affected are officially only for XP, not even for Vista)

Only problems I've encountered so with the Windows 7 beta 1 is that online armor's firewall crashed the system and punkbuster which informs me about some unknown windows api.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Mr. Pacman on 2009-01-13 11:09:37
From arstechnica.com:

"While windows 7 doesn't undo these architectural changes—they were essential for the long-term health of the platform—it equally hasn't made any more. Any hardware or software that works with Windows Vista should also work correctly with Windows 7, so unlike the transition from XP to Vista, the transition from Vista to 7 won't show any regressions; nothing that used to work will stop working."
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: ming on 2009-01-13 12:02:27
foobar is running beautifully on windows 7 x64.

Now all that left is customized jump list and put cover art/ vis / playback control in thumbnail like how windows media player did, and then it would be perfect 
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: boombaard on 2009-01-13 21:09:59
although a number of components will have to be recompiled in order to work (like foo_alac)
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Cavaille on 2009-01-14 00:25:17
foobar works like a charm with Windows 7 Beta. I´m using ASIO, this still works, DS works also, WASAPI doesn´t (don´t know why, but neither did Kernel Streaming under WinXP) with E-MU 0202 USB. I think I fell in love with Windows 7, has anyone noticed how fast it is? It´s even faster than my WinXP (which is kept in a finely tuned status by me).

I will by this immediately when it will be official.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: neothe0ne on 2009-01-14 00:38:09
I don't want to install a beta OS over my Server 2008 x64, which makes Vista Ultimate x64 look like a steaming pile of turd in comparison.  (I still await user reports that Windows 7 actually improves Server 2008 performance... though most likely, "Windows 7 Server" aka Server 2008 R2 will be better).  However, regarding explorer/menu issues, there is an issue with foobar2000 and Vista/kernal 6.0 OS's that has persisted to this day.

If I open a properties dialog box, or allow the track box to open up after foobar finishes converting files, sometimes the Exit buttons on those windows will be completely useless; they will click in but won't exit until you do some funky changing focus by switching through Windows Explorer or changing focus within foobar itself.  It also affects the Lyrics Show Panel for columns_ui in that sometimes the Search button does nothing until you change focus by typing new text or whatnot.  This never happened in XP with the same components installed.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: labou on 2009-01-14 12:24:25
I have the same problem. It sets my advanced controls in two part instead of one and even when i make them show, when i click the pause button it just skips to the next song.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Emon on 2009-01-14 19:08:20
although a number of components will have to be recompiled in order to work (like foo_alac)

Why? What are they compiling against that is different?
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Andreasvb on 2009-01-14 21:11:27
All(47) components I use works fine in Windows 7.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: boombaard on 2009-01-14 22:43:04
duno, but they refuse to load (in win7 x64)

foo_burninate
foo_dsp_vlevel
foo_dsp_xover
foo_input_alac
foo_input_dts
foo_input_tta
foo_msnalt
foo_winamp_spam

That said, i'm using this alongside my winXP sp3 machine, so it might be that these also don't work under Vista and I just never knew it before.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: tpijag on 2009-01-15 02:47:41
Do you have the time to define what "they" are?

Duno, but it might be helpful.

terry
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: kode54 on 2009-01-15 06:13:36
foo_burninate
foo_input_alac

Redownload from the official download site (http://foobar2000.org/?page=Download). As these components aren't bundled with the player, they won't be updated as you download newer versions.

foo_input_tta
foo_msnalt

Download updates for these here (http://www.saunalahti.fi/~cse/foobar2000/).

foo_input_dts

And this one here (http://kode54.foobar2000.org/).
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: threEchelon on 2009-01-15 07:25:21
I found these plugins to be incompatible:

foo_dsp_src9.dll
foo_g15lcd.dll
foo_input_tak.dll
foo_vis_channelusage.dll

Also, when I used foo_scheduler to shut down my computer, it blue screened, and when I start a visualization with foo_vis_shpeck, I'm informed that the "Plugin DLL could not be loaded".


I've had a couple other random glitches, but nothing really significant.


Edit: I'm using the x64 version.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: lvqcl on 2009-01-15 17:34:49
I found these plugins to be incompatible:

foo_dsp_src9.dll

I think it's unlikely that the author (Erik de Castro Lopo) will update it.

foo_input_tak.dll

Really? Latest version is foo_input_tak-0.4.2-20080408, and it should work.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: threEchelon on 2009-01-16 00:47:15
I found these plugins to be incompatible:

foo_dsp_src9.dll

I think it's unlikely that the author (Erik de Castro Lopo) will update it.

Yeah. Not unless we pay him.


foo_input_tak.dll

Really? Latest version is foo_input_tak-0.4.2-20080408, and it should work.

I believe that's the version I'm using. I copied the dll from my month XP partition, so it was working fine before, and the date on the file is 4/8/2008. Anyway, foobar gives me this message:
Code: [Select]
Failed to load DLL: foo_input_tak.dll
Reason: This component is missing a required dependency, or was made for different version of foobar2000.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Yirkha on 2009-01-16 01:16:42
The imperative part is "missing a required dependency" here. It needs an additional DLL with the decoder itself from TAK distribution. (At least so I think after reading this post (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=68454&view=findpost&p=608743) the other day.)
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: GeSomeone on 2009-01-16 12:35:44
The imperative part is "missing a required dependency" here. It needs an additional DLL with the decoder itself from TAK distribution.

Exactly, put tak_deco_lib.dll in foobar2000 folder.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: lvqcl on 2009-01-16 17:52:19
Also put tak.ico to icons folder.  And, since TAK 1.1.0 was released recently, it's better to use tak_deco_lib.dll from this archive: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st&p=607828 (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=68456&view=findpost&p=607828)
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Czorny on 2009-01-21 15:42:03
I actually have some strange bug in Windows 7. My album art panel and dynamic info in track_info_mod don't update until you do something like save settings or try to resize the panel.

For example, when song starts track info says "0:00 / 6:41" and it stays that way until I do something. And when foobar starts, nothing shows on these 2 panels. Still, if you do something, they miraculously appear.

Quite weird...
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: LethAL on 2009-01-21 19:23:57
I haven't had any problems, other than global hotkeys not working when the focus is in a privileged application, but I think that comes from Vista. Running foo with privileges stops the problem, as most Vista users are probably aware.

There seemed to be lots of artifacts when using DS output for me, related to CPU usage it seems. WASAPI doesn't work here either, but I'm using KS without any problems.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: ChronoSphere on 2009-01-22 18:15:02
I haven't had any problems, other than global hotkeys not working when the focus is in a privileged application
OMG so i was right about this... is there any way this can be fixed foobar-side or is it purely OS-side?

I have UAC turned off in vista but i left it on in win7 so I was not sure the global hotkey problem comes from UAC... everything else works perfectly fine so far, but i'm not using many plugins anyway 
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Yirkha on 2009-01-22 18:30:52
I wonder which long-running applications specifically do you need to launch elevated.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: shadowlord on 2009-01-25 12:55:18
i have the strange problem that double clicking on a file in the folder doesn't send it to the end of the playlist, but deletes all other files in the playlist leaving only the one i clicked on.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Yirkha on 2009-01-25 15:22:10
Do you have the following option enabled?
Preferences > File Types >
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: brins0 on 2009-01-26 17:22:13
foobar is running beautifully on windows 7 x64.

Now all that left is customized jump list and put cover art/ vis / playback control in thumbnail like how windows media player did, and then it would be perfect 


I too would love the  usage of Jump Lists for playlists, along with other thigns i've thaught about trying to add to my own applications. You may have noticed that progress bar information is also displayed on the superbar, this could be used to display current track progress. You can also overlay icons ontop of the program icon (seen in WLM to display current status) that could be used to show the current playback status. I don't think there's a managed API yet, but there is alot of information here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd378460(VS.85).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd378460(VS.85).aspx)

I'm a C# coder myself, and I'm assuming that is aimed at people using C++ only, so i'm at a loss as to how to implement any of it. I've tried the usual p/invoke methods, but I keep getting errors thrown stating that the method was not found... I'm sure someone out there would be able to make a simple plugin that would make best use of these features though, without too much effort. I'd glady help where possible, but as iv'e stated, i'm a C# programmer...
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: shadowlord on 2009-01-26 20:03:20
Do you have the following option enabled?
Preferences > File Types >
  • Set "Enqueue" as the default action


thank you, that did the trick.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Emon on 2009-01-27 15:27:30
The only issue I've had is a rendering issue with the album/artist lists for Facets. Sometimes when scrolling, items overlap each other. Doing a select all on the list or minimizing and restoring the window will usually fix it. This bug seems to appear after moving/resizing or, especially, docking the window.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: brins0 on 2009-01-28 11:00:30
I've found soemthing which may just make greater Windows 7 intergration a reality for Foobar. I've spent alot of time looking for this, and i've finally found it here:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?show...amp;p=590434472 (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=716968&view=findpost&p=590434472)

It's basically a .NET compatable dll which simply needs to be referenced to unlock it's capabilities. I know that Foobar is not written in .NET, but i'm sure the dll can sill be quite simply used to great effect.

I've messed with it in a new C# project and it's a sinch to intergrate and use. I hope that someone in the Foobabar development team will make a small plugin which could add some additional finctionality, even if it's simply changing the colour of the taskbar entry (by setting the progress value to 100%) to represent playback state or similar.

Hope this proves useful to someone...
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: kode54 on 2009-01-28 20:32:18
Quote
Ideally, you should wait for it to be officially added, but simply put ITaskbarList3 is a COM interface exposed by Explorer.

Sounds like a COM interface to me, which has nothing to do with .NET. The post in question just seems to explain how to use it from .NET.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: brins0 on 2009-01-29 01:58:02
Quote
Ideally, you should wait for it to be officially added, but simply put ITaskbarList3 is a COM interface exposed by Explorer.

Sounds like a COM interface to me, which has nothing to do with .NET. The post in question just seems to explain how to use it from .NET.


I dunno if you read the entire post, I didn't notice it first time, but there's a download at the bottom of it with a dll in it which you can reference, yes, much like a com interface. It's methods include all of those in the interface depicted in the last post I made...

I have made a very small c# application with a slider and some buttons which allows you to test the taskbar progress thingy, in it's various modes (normal, paused, error, off, indeterminate). If it's remotely useful, either decompile it, or i'll dump the source on my server for you...

http://downloads.brins0.net/Windows7Test.7z (http://downloads.brins0.net/Windows7Test.7z)

I'm not sure exactly how Foobar is written, not beeing in the language I know, I can't investigate and make some plugins myself. But if I can work out how to use the DLL in a couple of minutes, then i'm sure the dev team here with their vast knowledge of Foobar's internal structure will have no problems making a snap-in for it.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: cvxmelody on 2009-02-20 00:50:59
Wondering if anybody else is testing out Windows 7.

Foobar seems to work except for one thing. The right click context menu is often missing in explorer and I am not sure what is causing this.

Has anybody found a solution to that problem?



Yeah I discovered the same thing in Windows 7.  The context menu works okay when I select 15 or less files (e.g. mp3's).  If more than 15 files are selected then the options to Play in foobar etc. don't appear in the context menu as they should.  I'm using foobar v0.9.5.3
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: shakey_snake on 2009-02-20 00:52:38
Yeah I discovered the same thing in Windows 7.  The context menu works okay when I select 15 or less files (e.g. mp3's).  If more than 15 files are selected then the options to Play in foobar etc. don't appear in the context menu as they should.  I'm using foobar v0.9.5.3





Yeah, UPDATE.
http://www.foobar2000.org/?page=Changelog#section3 (http://www.foobar2000.org/?page=Changelog#section3)


Who would have guessed that there would be bugs with a beta OS and a legacy version of a program?  Thanks for bumping this thread.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: skizo on 2009-03-28 00:51:45
What did the update fix?  I'm using the latest version of Foobar and I still have the problem.

If I select too many FLAC files (> 15) I still don't get the option to play in Foobar at all, yet I have Foobar set as the default player Win7 as well as the Foobar Preferences set to open FLAC files with Foobar.

Also, If I right click even one MP3 file in Windows Explorer I still do not get the context menu at all.  All off the default settings are the same as FLAC.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Case on 2009-03-28 08:57:53
Windows Vista and 7 require shell extension when dealing with more than 15 files at once in Explorer. New foobar2000 has shell extension but you won't get it unless you run the installer in standard mode.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: dhromed on 2009-03-28 10:28:57
Quote
Who would have guessed that there would be bugs with a beta OS


The same "problem" exists in Vista, which is not Beta, I believe
I was unable to open 16+ .html files into Firefox all at once, by selecting them all in Explorer and hitting Return.

In case you're wondering why the heck I needed to open more than 16 files at once: I was working on a client's website's HTML/CSS, and needed to do a full checkup on all of them, and this would have been the swiftest way. For many other applications, however, simultaneous opening of a fair number of files is a common use case, so I have no idea why this strange and tiny limit is suddenly imposed.

Quote
Feb 20 2009, 01:52


Drat; major bump. Apologies. Will pay more attention.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: skizo on 2009-03-29 04:42:53
Windows Vista and 7 require shell extension when dealing with more than 15 files at once in Explorer. New foobar2000 has shell extension but you won't get it unless you run the installer in standard mode.


That was a tad over my head.  Could you explain a bit further? 
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Case on 2009-03-29 09:08:57
There's not much more to explain. Microsoft changed Windows to hide old style context menus when too many files are selected. This issue was fixed in foobar2000 v0.9.6 beta 1 as the installer now registers shell extension that handles opening files from Explorer.

If you just copied foobar folder from old installation or installed it in "Portable mode" you do not have working context menus (with Portable mode you would have had to manually associate file types).

To fix file opening in Windows 7 just run the installer. After license page make sure to select "Standard installation" and finish the wizard normally. If files weren't associated properly you will need to go to foobar's Preferences and re-associate everything with 'File Types' -> 'Open "Set Program Associations: foobar2000" control panel'.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: skizo on 2009-03-31 10:30:10
Quote
There's not much more to explain. Microsoft changed Windows to hide old style context menus when too many files are selected. This issue was fixed in foobar2000 v0.9.6 beta 1 as the installer now registers shell extension that handles opening files from Explorer.

If you just copied foobar folder from old installation or installed it in "Portable mode" you do not have working context menus (with Portable mode you would have had to manually associate file types).

To fix file opening in Windows 7 just run the installer. After license page make sure to select "Standard installation" and finish the wizard normally. If files weren't associated properly you will need to go to foobar's Preferences and re-associate everything with 'File Types' -> 'Open "Set Program Associations: foobar2000" control panel'.


Just did a fresh install of foobar (v0.9.6.4) and nothings changed.  The problem still exists.

FLAC lists of over 15 songs have no context menus (http://i42.tinypic.com/eg6dqo.jpg).

MP3 songs have no enqueue option (http://i43.tinypic.com/34dlhec.jpg).

I've verified in Windows that the default player for both is foobar, and I've set the same in foobars preferences > file types.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Case on 2009-03-31 15:53:12
I see from your screenshots that FLAC association is made by clicking a flac file in Explorer and selecting foobar from "Open With" menu. That is not the correct way. I don't know how mp3 association is made but it definitely doesn't come from shell extension.
This is the screen where you set file handling in Windows Vista and Windows 7:
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: skizo on 2009-04-01 03:24:42
I see from your screenshots that FLAC association is made by clicking a flac file in Explorer and selecting foobar from "Open With" menu. That is not the correct way. I don't know how mp3 association is made but it definitely doesn't come from shell extension.
This is the screen where you set file handling in Windows Vista and Windows 7:


That did it.  Thanks for that.

Though now I've learned that PanelsUI isn't working with 0.9.5.3 or later.  Every skin I use requires PanelsUI.  :/
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: ExUser on 2009-04-01 03:41:43
Drop the skins; nothing of use will be lost.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: meDveD.spb on 2009-04-01 05:41:18
in the 7068 build does not work WASAPI output
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: skizo on 2009-04-01 19:23:47
Drop the skins; nothing of use will be lost.


I know, but all that will be left is a media player that looks like pish. 
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: tpijag on 2009-04-01 19:50:29
There are any number of "skins" that do not use panels UI.
For the most part, they are have their own dedicated thread. Very easy to find.
There are many samples of skins using CUI in it's own dedicated thread.
There are many samples of skins using DUI in it's own dedicated thread.

If they do not suit you...build your own and contribute to the community or if
you prefer, use another media player.

Please do not contribute to yet another - if it is not cool looking - it sucks thread.

It is boring, been done to death and contributes nothing informational or educational.
Just more drawn out; me too,  +1 postings.

terry
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: meDveD.spb on 2009-04-08 21:45:22
Windows 7 x86 build 7068 and 7077
WASAPI output:
Unrecoverable playback error: Could not open device (88890020)

in Windows 7 x86 build 7000/7022/7048/7057 WASAPI worked
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Kuraj on 2009-04-08 22:54:15
foo_dsp_delta doesn't seem to work either... although it's still a beta OS, so I don't think that any actions towards this are reasonable at this moment
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Dr_Colossus on 2009-04-09 16:41:16
foo_dsp_delta doesn't seem to work either... although it's still a beta OS, so I don't think that any actions towards this are reasonable at this moment

If you don't already have it try version 1.0 of foo_dsp_delta on foosion's site (http://foosion.foobar2000.org/components/?core=0.9.5.5). Under "Noise Sharpening".
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: decayed.cell on 2009-04-10 09:15:20
Windows 7 x86 build 7068 and 7077
WASAPI output:
Unrecoverable playback error: Could not open device (88890020)

in Windows 7 x86 build 7000/7022/7048/7057 WASAPI worked


Confirmed with 7068


Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: skizo on 2009-05-01 20:16:09
There are any number of "skins" that do not use panels UI.
For the most part, they are have their own dedicated thread. Very easy to find.
There are many samples of skins using CUI in it's own dedicated thread.
There are many samples of skins using DUI in it's own dedicated thread.


Of course there are skins that don't use PUI, but IMO they're all pish.  Just a preference is all.

Quote
If they do not suit you...build your own and contribute to the community or if
you prefer, use another media player.


Design my own?  Get real.  I have neither the know-how nor time to gather the know-how.  If your best advice to users who have questions is to "build your own", you ought to save your breath.

Quote
Please do not contribute to yet another - if it is not cool looking - it sucks thread.

It is boring, been done to death and contributes nothing informational or educational.
Just more drawn out; me too,  +1 postings.

terry


FFS, what are you going on about?   

--------

Alternatively, I have found a solution.  When highlighting more than 15 tracks, you can either drag them onto the player or hit the 'Open' button near the top of the window.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Lebon14 on 2009-05-16 20:32:54
Windows Seven RC is here.  The only thing I wish the developper would think of developping is the Jump List à la Windows Media Player and Windows Live Messenger.

Here is the Jump List for Windows Live Messenger :


Note : In French here...

Would totally love that for foobar.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: LordWarlock on 2009-05-16 21:59:49
Something like this (http://wintense.com/plugins/foo_w7shell)?
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: v1nx on 2009-05-16 23:01:52
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Lebon14 on 2009-05-16 23:35:39
LordWarlock, thanks for the link but something integrated within foobar; not by a 3rd party plugin
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Slotos on 2009-05-17 00:34:53
LordWarlock, thanks for the link but something integrated within foobar; not by a 3rd party plugin

Yeah, and we desperately need native x64 binary. (sarcasm)

No (desperate) need for native implementation unless everyone out there uses windows 7 and/or developer abandons the plugin.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Lebon14 on 2009-05-17 01:57:56
LordWarlock, thanks for the link but something integrated within foobar; not by a 3rd party plugin

Yeah, and we desperately need native x64 binary. (sarcasm)

No (desperate) need for native implementation unless everyone out there uses windows 7 and/or developer abandons the plugin.


x64 will always be welcome in the future.
Also, when I say implement something by default, it does not mean to kill the 3rd party app.  We can still integrate it with a basic jump list.  As far as I know, the 3rd party plugin can easily change buttons, show album art and stuff but the one that could be implemented should be basic and if people prefer the other, then can switch between foobar's and 3rd party's.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: jeremija on 2009-05-17 08:00:24
what exactly does the option "Show own thumb bar" for columns ui in foo_w7shell do?

(never mind, got it)
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Falstaff on 2009-05-17 08:32:27
me not, what's that please ?
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Stu L Tissimus on 2009-05-17 08:59:03
One thing that I think would be neat for fb2k in Windows 7: Certain programs like ImgBurn and a download window in IE8 show a progress bar directly in the taskbar via a green overlay, it'd be cool to implement that to show how far along in the song you are.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: bb10 on 2009-05-17 15:39:22
One thing that I think would be neat for fb2k in Windows 7: Certain programs like ImgBurn and a download window in IE8 show a progress bar directly in the taskbar via a green overlay, it'd be cool to implement that to show how far along in the song you are.

No, that's just adding random clutter to the taskbar. Completely unnecessary IMO.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: rhumbus on 2009-05-17 21:57:18
Did anyone managed to use 'Album Art Downloader' via Run Services on Windows 7? (and more specifically x64).
I cannot seem to make it work (although it does work, even with parameters, when I run it from CMD).
Any idea?
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Olaf on 2009-05-18 12:51:45
I had a problem with this too, and in my case it was so simple that I searched for hours to find the cause. I just had "C:\Program Files\[...]" in the path and in Windows 7 it's "C:\Program Files (x86)\[...]".
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: saivert on 2009-05-20 03:53:40
Something like this (http://wintense.com/plugins/foo_w7shell)?

This functionality has to be implemented at the core level. But this component will have make do until that happens.

One thing that I think would be neat for fb2k in Windows 7: Certain programs like ImgBurn and a download window in IE8 show a progress bar directly in the taskbar via a green overlay, it'd be cool to implement that to show how far along in the song you are.

The above component does show a progress bar but not in the same fashion as Windows Media Player. You have to hover over the taskbar button to see it.

Also foobar2000 has to synchronize with the mixer. This is something that definitely has to be implemented at the core level.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: sirDaniel on 2009-06-07 20:36:09
Recently i found that i can only expand folders in Library view. Double click doesnt work, no songs appear in playlist view. Menu works when rightclicked on library view.  My build is 7057.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: CrowdOfOne on 2009-07-29 16:20:20
seem to have fixed my issues in windows 7 with files not loading after ya either click on them / right click them by running the foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater in the foobar directory

had drag n drop isssues under win7 as well but those seem to be related to me trying to run the program as administrator rather than as a regular user.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: crimson on 2009-08-27 18:50:35
I running .9.5.1 on Windows 7 RC and none of the open file dialog boxes will open.  For example going to File>Open the dialog never appears.  Everything else seems to be working.  Any ideas how to fix this.  It worked fine in Vista SP2
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: ExUser on 2009-08-27 21:45:45
I running .9.5.1 on Windows 7 RC and none of the open file dialog boxes will open.  For example going to File>Open the dialog never appears.  Everything else seems to be working.  Any ideas how to fix this.  It worked fine in Vista SP2
Try 0.9.6.9.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: crimson on 2009-08-28 06:27:32
OK, I tried .9.6.9 and I still can't open any open file dialogs.  For instance File>Open and nothing happens.  No other apps I run have this problem.  Any ideas?
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: crimson on 2009-08-28 06:55:51
OK, I got .9.5.1 running again by going thru the compatibility wizard.  I have no idea what it actually did, but it's now running fine in "Vista SP1 compatibility mode".  Still curious why .9.6.9 didn't work either for me though since that's supposed to be supported for Windows 7.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Schwinni on 2009-10-09 22:21:37
I also have the problem that "Play in foobar2000" and "Enqueue in foobar2000" is sometimes shown and sometimes not.
It is always NOT shown, when the option to playback the folder in Media Player is shown.
Is there a trick to make Windows show the foobar2000 options also on these folders?

Ah yes, I'm running Windows 7 RC and foobar2000 0.9.6.9.

Best regards,
Chris

EDIT:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....mp;#entry652007 (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=73781&st=0&p=652007&#entry652007) did the trick!
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Yirkha on 2009-10-09 22:27:51
See this post (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=73781&view=findpost&p=652020). And that whole topic for more information.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Schwinni on 2009-10-09 22:35:40
See this post (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=73781&view=findpost&p=652020). And that whole topic for more information.

Sorry, I edited my post without refreshing the tab.
Yes, in this thread the solution is given.

Thanks.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: kopf on 2009-10-11 04:03:56
One thing that I think would be neat for fb2k in Windows 7: Certain programs like ImgBurn and a download window in IE8 show a progress bar directly in the taskbar via a green overlay, it'd be cool to implement that to show how far along in the song you are.


That would completely piss me off.

However, it would be nice in places where it's actually relevant - i.e. scanning/applying replaygain, performing foo_fileops stuff, etc
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: ChronoSphere on 2009-10-11 20:03:37
I agree with kopf. the w7_shell component has an option to use exactly this feature and it's annoying as hell.
Showing replayGain progress/conversion would definitely be nice.

Btw, no problems with foobar 0.9.6.9  on win7 x64 RTM so far. No crashes, no weirdness.
UAC is disabled now, but there were no critical issues with it on either, except the "cannot access global keys from elevated programs" (e.g. games) one, but that's not a win7 specific problem
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: Squeller on 2009-10-12 05:09:27
I agree with kopf. the w7_shell component has an option to use exactly this feature and it's annoying as hell. Showing replayGain progress/conversion would definitely be nice.

I agree, rg and/or converter progress would be more interesting here. After a couple of weeks with Win7 Professional the new task bar features (the hovering over things) turned out to be not very useful for me. I simply do not use them. It's maybe a question of habits and workflow. I tend to press alt+tab to switch tasks, and need no preview.
Title: Windows 7 Beta and Foobar2000
Post by: natrixx on 2009-10-12 09:09:22
Using Win7 about three weeks now, and everything's alright, not only foobar
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