Why is this program hyped to hell and back?
Despite all the bloat it comes with, it's completely worthless without third party addons.
It's said to be super customizable but the vanilla options are all pretty bad and to get it to an acceptable state you have to spend a ton of time changing every little thing around, and use yet even more third party addons.
In the end it doesn't play music any better than any other media player except maybe WMP. But that doesn't count.
Post other overrated software.
Anyone else for obscure music players?
It just works was the motto of macs for a while that's probably what he was talking about
i like it because it's extremely minimal and polished and fast, even with enormous music collections
plus if there's some obscure music related thing you want to do usually foobar is the first to get a plugin for it
when i was an autistic NEET, i had tons of time on my hands, so it was important to me that everything on my fartpad was riced out and a coherent expression of my grand mal autistic fuckfest. mostly so i could post it on desktop threads on /g/ and get into the circlejerk. these days i just use musicbee because even though it's aesthetically displeasing, it just werkz
It sound like a fucking totally opposite of what did you just described. I have only 2 plugins, to read DSD and have ASIO support with simple layout shown here. >>52894301
So where do you fucking spend your time on again?
Actually installed foobar today. After about an hour trying to figure out how to install a theme because what you get when you first open it up is horrible I went on too spend another hour learning how to customize it.
In the end I installed musicbee. Mfw it looked almost exactly like what I had just spent hours trying to setup in foobar. Will be uninstalling foobar.
I get the appeal of foobar, but it's straight up ricer porn.
>Uses 9MB RAM
>Happily runs in the background
>Supports global hotkeys
What more do you want from a music player, and for what reason ?
because how else am I gonna make my really long playlists
tell me about that minimal again
foobar is the only audio player I know that can do the following:
>customisable global hotkeys
>file management using song metadata (batch rename/copy/move)
>upnp remote for my dedicated upnp client (using a plugin)
it really sucks when I switch to linux and don't have an audio player that can do what foobar can
It actually fucking sucks.
Due to deadbeef devs trying to make it a foobar copy in terms of extensibility the UI is broken
From my experience the only gtk music player that doesn't suck donkey balls is exaile. It's barebones, but at least it's not broken
Well, you have the autism.
Foobar is god tier
I switched to Winyl a few months ago. Like other anons already pointed out, you have to install too much shit to customize foobar2000's appearance and layout, and half the most commonly used plugins are severely outdated. Some even present compatibility issues.
Winyl's layout is much more accessible to boot, but you don't have any plugin support like you do with fb2k. It already supports all the common lossy and lossless formats out of the box, so I don't mind not being able to add additional format support.
As for bloat, Winyl uses less memory than fb2k. Then again, it's just an audio player, not also a mass encoding tool, CD authoring suite, etc. like fb2k wants to be.
that is exactly what bloat means.
features you are not using is bloat.
I personally think that a lot of the tools are fine, but ideally, ripping music, tagging music and playing music should be 3 applications.
Once upon a time I invested a bit into how I should organize my music collection. Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, and Soundtracks.
My only option at that time was foobar because:
1) Multi-tag supported filter-based playlists (filter manually configurable)
2) Ratings (plus global hotkey for fast rating outside foobar)
3) Extensive search functions
Good looking interface is a plus. Wouldn't care even if it looked like Win95.
I didn't find any other program that could fulfill my needs. This is why I still use windows. Literally the only program I need, else I would have switched completely to linux otherwise.
tl;dr I think foobar deserves the hype.
that's pretty sad. foobar works fine in wine though.
here's my deadbeef
Musicbee all the way.
Library organization and complex tagging operations are a breeze, instant search and library update implemented, natively WRITES smartgain tags, interface easily customizable with tons of options, nice skins, easily customizable theater modes, etc. etc.
Because it's the same way like it's with browsers.
There is no good one.
You can pick between native ones with a shit-tier layout or meme skinnable ones.
>> listening to Meme Meme
Sorry but I have enough for lifetime Madvillainy or In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. Sorry to disappoint you Anonymous with my music taste, I hope you will forgive me one day.
Until we meet again.