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For new users, the page should tell (roughly) what's in the normal, special and lite installer. And help them deciding between the 3 versions. I searched on the page and on the newbie guide, and didn't see anything. I don't know if Columns UI + common panels is included in one of these installers, but that would be nice. --User:norz, 2005-10-31
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I'm using Mozilla and it displays correctly unless I try to select it.  I think it's best to have the correct code in there though, even at the expense of this bizarre behavior.  I avoided writing it like that because of that problem.  Thanks.  :)  --[[User:Topdownjimmy|Topdownjimmy]] 23:07, 14 Feb 2005 (CST)
 
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I just put the code in the 'Basic Color Codes' section into code blocks for ease of reading, but found I had to use IE to do the editing since firefox couldn't handle the block chars in the edit panel. Firefox seems to display them fine though. Is this going to be a problem? Thought I should ask before I tried to do the same for the rest of the page. - krazy
 
  
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==Previous talk==
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<<snip>> Removed long dead conversations from 2005 Use '''history''' to view --[[User:Reglib|Reglib]] 21:23, 19 May 2006 (CDT)
 
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You do realize that somebody responsible for hydrogenaudio is blocking entire ISP's IP-address ranges? It makes your software (foobar2000) look kind of raunchy at best. I stopped looking further right there, when I was pointed to your forum on "hydrogenaudio.org" it said that I could not view that.
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Apparently this wiki is not blocking the IP-ranges, but that's besides the point.
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What I also dislike about the foobar2000 'official' page, is that it is way too anonymous and scary. WHO created it? Is it a human being, a company? Is there a contact or about page anywhere to look at? If it is on that hydrogen domain, we can't see it. Just so you know. I wouldn't put my info in their hands for a second if I were you. [[User:Kjhgkjg|Kjhgkjg]] 18:10, 3 February 2006 (CST)
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I'm thinking about reorganizing this page to be friendier for people looking to learn more about Foobar2000 while maintaining it as quick reference for veterans.
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* Pretty colors, probably using tables, to further delineate sections
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* Using keywords people are more used to such as: download, screenshots, support
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* Pictures that don't mean anything but look pretty
  
Thanks, krazy, for the link to picmixer's masstagger guide. :) I moved it to the end of the masstagger section because I think it makes more sense there.--[[User:Topdownjimmy|Topdownjimmy]] 22:45, 13 Feb 2005 (CST)
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I hope you all like pink and unicorns! j/k
  
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--[[User:Reglib|Reglib]] 21:23, 19 May 2006 (CDT)
  
Reversed order of discussion posts (newer at top).  Thanks, krazy, for pointing out foo_looks was problematic.
 
  
--[[User:Topdownjimmy|Topdownjimmy]] 15:07, 13 Feb 2005 (CST)
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I see no unicorns... I :wub: unicorns :-D
  
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--[[User:Pepoluan|pepoluan]] 23:01, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
  
Removed references to foo_looks and replaced with foo_ui_gfx. It's just that I don't think a [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=17872 potential troublemaker] should be on the wiki page. Other than that, looking good!
 
  
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==Page reorganization==
Krazy, I moved your "Commonly Used Panel Extensions" down into the Columns UI section of the Beginner's Guide, I hope you don't mind.
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I added a [[Template:Talkheader|talkpage header template]] to the wiki, borrowed from wikipedia ;)
-topdownjimmy
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Now I'll be reorganizing the frontpage to look more like a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winamp software wikipedia page]. I believe we do not need to reinvent the wheel. [[User:Beto|Beto]] 14:57, 22 August 2006 (CDT)
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: I also added an [[Template:Infobox Software|infobox software template]] to the wiki and used it in the foobar page. If you want to discuss anything please post it here. --[[User:Beto|Beto]] 20:34, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
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:: The infobox collides with the heading's underline... can you put in some kid of margin-left around the box? --[[User:Pepoluan|pepoluan]] 23:01, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
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::: I tried but it appears not to be doable. It happens with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Software_infobox wikipedia template] as well... --[[User:Beto|Beto]] 09:22, 24 August 2006 (CDT)
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:::: Beto, I found out how to do it. Do check the [[Template:Infobox Software|infobox software template]]. An explanation is in the discussion page. --[[User:Pepoluan|pepoluan]] 17:25, 25 August 2006 (CDT)
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::::: Great!! Thank you. I already updated other infoboxes I created with your code.--[[User:Beto|Beto]] 07:26, 26 August 2006 (CDT)
  
Why use the underscore in the LAST_PLAYED tag? A space works just as well, is completely compliant, and is much easier to type.
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== New page layout! ==
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apparently firefox doesnt like the colour code markers in the slightest, they seem to have got a bit messed up in my edit, sorry. also maybe someone wants to take notice/work on this:
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{{smiley|D}} What do you think? Another idea is I can make a template that puts the foobar2000 logo in the right corner, linking to the main foobar page (there's ones like these on wikipedia). This'd be useful for users and... stuff. {{smiley|)}} ~[[User:Elliottmobile|Elliottmobile]] <small>'''([[User_talk:Elliottmobile|talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Elliottmobile|contribs]])'''</small> 10:44, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
WARNING: This page is 35 kilobytes long; some browsers may have problems editing pages approaching or longer than 32kb. Please consider breaking the page into smaller sections. --[[User:Musicmusic|musicmusic]] 17:10, 4 Apr 2005 (CDT)
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: I really like this layout {{smiley|D}}. I am not really sure about the second column though.... By the way, are you using an external editor to edit the pages? The built in wiki editor is featureless IMO....--[[User:Beto|Beto]] 12:17, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
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::Second column was just to keep the table of contents to the right, really ;). I suppose it's useless... and nope, too many years of coding HTML in notepad does this to you :P ~[[User:Elliottmobile|Elliottmobile]] <small>'''([[User_talk:Elliottmobile|talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Elliottmobile|contribs]])'''</small> 12:40, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
  
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== Replay Gain guide leading to false information ==
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The replay guide at: http://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/Replay-Gain.html is ok, comparing replay gain in winamp & foobar, but the article on lossy codecs is full of false information: http://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/lossy_audio_2006.html
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It compares the average bitrate of wma, vorbis, mp3!!!!! There isn't even a comment section to  tell the author how wrong he is...
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--[[User:Norz|norz]] 05:04, 22 December 2006 (CST)
  
I edited the trackinfo section to reflect Jan's suggestion made [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=33003&hl= here]. [[User:Beto|Beto]] 08:26, 5 Apr 2005 (CDT)
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You might want to contact the author of the page instead. --[[user:HotshotGG|HotshotGG]] 1:36, 23 December 2006 (CDT)
  
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== Move 0.8.x links ==
You do realize that somebody responsible for hydrogenaudio is blocking entire ISP's IP-address ranges? It makes your software (foobar2000) looks kind of sketchy at best. I stopped looking further right there, when I was pointed to your forum on "hydrogenaudio.org" it said that I could not view that. Apparently this wiki is not blocking the IP-ranges, but that's besides the point.
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What I also dislike about the foobar2000 'official' page, is that it is way too anonymous and scary. WHO created it? Is it a human being, a company? Is there a contact or about page anywhere to look at? If it is on that hydrogen domain, we can't see it. Just so you know. I wouldn't put my info in their hands for a second if I were you. [[User:Kjhgkjg|Kjhgkjg]] 18:10, 3 February 2006 (CST)
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In order to make this page more easily accessible to inexperienced users, I recommend we remove the 0.8.x links and possibly move them to their own dedicated page, which we could possibly link to at the bottom of this page.
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0.9.x has been out for quite a while now and I'm not sure leaving this information on the front page is really helping anyone.
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This is one step I hope to take in an effort to resync the Foobar2000 wiki with all the changes that have been going on with the software itself.
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--[[User:Shakey snake|shakey_snake]] 15:13, 22 April 2008 (CDT)
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== Feature requests ==
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- Visualisation: allow update (currently playing) spot be moved to the center of the window.
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- Support OpenID on support forum or nag to bulleting-board soft creator...
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- Put [OK] button next to check; I pressed "save page" instead.
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([[Special:Contributions/85.156.188.202|85.156.188.202]] 16:08, 20 September 2012 (CEST))
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== foobar2000 1.4 & OptimFROG input plug-in for foobar2000 v1.1.x ==
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broken?
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catch 22! -> you need to install 2 dll's but the foobar2000 GUI only would let you do so with one dll at a time -> copy them manually at once to the appropriate folder (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\components") and use the foobar2000 GUI to point at "foo_input_ofr.dll" (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\components\foo_input_ofr.dll")
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No, your audio CD collection is not lost, just takes a little more efforts. :-)

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Previous talk[edit]

<<snip>> Removed long dead conversations from 2005 Use history to view --Reglib 21:23, 19 May 2006 (CDT)


You do realize that somebody responsible for hydrogenaudio is blocking entire ISP's IP-address ranges? It makes your software (foobar2000) look kind of raunchy at best. I stopped looking further right there, when I was pointed to your forum on "hydrogenaudio.org" it said that I could not view that. Apparently this wiki is not blocking the IP-ranges, but that's besides the point. What I also dislike about the foobar2000 'official' page, is that it is way too anonymous and scary. WHO created it? Is it a human being, a company? Is there a contact or about page anywhere to look at? If it is on that hydrogen domain, we can't see it. Just so you know. I wouldn't put my info in their hands for a second if I were you. Kjhgkjg 18:10, 3 February 2006 (CST)


I'm thinking about reorganizing this page to be friendier for people looking to learn more about Foobar2000 while maintaining it as quick reference for veterans.

  • Pretty colors, probably using tables, to further delineate sections
  • Using keywords people are more used to such as: download, screenshots, support
  • Pictures that don't mean anything but look pretty

I hope you all like pink and unicorns! j/k

--Reglib 21:23, 19 May 2006 (CDT)


I see no unicorns... I :wub: unicorns :-D

--pepoluan 23:01, 23 August 2006 (CDT)


Page reorganization[edit]

I added a talkpage header template to the wiki, borrowed from wikipedia ;) Now I'll be reorganizing the frontpage to look more like a software wikipedia page. I believe we do not need to reinvent the wheel. Beto 14:57, 22 August 2006 (CDT)

I also added an infobox software template to the wiki and used it in the foobar page. If you want to discuss anything please post it here. --Beto 20:34, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
The infobox collides with the heading's underline... can you put in some kid of margin-left around the box? --pepoluan 23:01, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
I tried but it appears not to be doable. It happens with the wikipedia template as well... --Beto 09:22, 24 August 2006 (CDT)
Beto, I found out how to do it. Do check the infobox software template. An explanation is in the discussion page. --pepoluan 17:25, 25 August 2006 (CDT)
Great!! Thank you. I already updated other infoboxes I created with your code.--Beto 07:26, 26 August 2006 (CDT)

New page layout![edit]

Smiley--D.png What do you think? Another idea is I can make a template that puts the foobar2000 logo in the right corner, linking to the main foobar page (there's ones like these on wikipedia). This'd be useful for users and... stuff. Smiley--).png ~Elliottmobile (talk | contribs) 10:44, 18 September 2006 (CDT)

I really like this layout Smiley--D.png. I am not really sure about the second column though.... By the way, are you using an external editor to edit the pages? The built in wiki editor is featureless IMO....--Beto 12:17, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
Second column was just to keep the table of contents to the right, really ;). I suppose it's useless... and nope, too many years of coding HTML in notepad does this to you :P ~Elliottmobile (talk | contribs) 12:40, 18 September 2006 (CDT)

Replay Gain guide leading to false information[edit]

The replay guide at: http://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/Replay-Gain.html is ok, comparing replay gain in winamp & foobar, but the article on lossy codecs is full of false information: http://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/lossy_audio_2006.html It compares the average bitrate of wma, vorbis, mp3!!!!! There isn't even a comment section to tell the author how wrong he is... --norz 05:04, 22 December 2006 (CST)

You might want to contact the author of the page instead. --HotshotGG 1:36, 23 December 2006 (CDT)

Move 0.8.x links[edit]

In order to make this page more easily accessible to inexperienced users, I recommend we remove the 0.8.x links and possibly move them to their own dedicated page, which we could possibly link to at the bottom of this page. 0.9.x has been out for quite a while now and I'm not sure leaving this information on the front page is really helping anyone.

This is one step I hope to take in an effort to resync the Foobar2000 wiki with all the changes that have been going on with the software itself.

--shakey_snake 15:13, 22 April 2008 (CDT)

Feature requests[edit]

- Visualisation: allow update (currently playing) spot be moved to the center of the window.

- Support OpenID on support forum or nag to bulleting-board soft creator...

- Put [OK] button next to check; I pressed "save page" instead. (85.156.188.202 16:08, 20 September 2012 (CEST))

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foobar2000 1.4 & OptimFROG input plug-in for foobar2000 v1.1.x[edit]

broken?

catch 22! -> you need to install 2 dll's but the foobar2000 GUI only would let you do so with one dll at a time -> copy them manually at once to the appropriate folder (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\components") and use the foobar2000 GUI to point at "foo_input_ofr.dll" (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\components\foo_input_ofr.dll")

No, your audio CD collection is not lost, just takes a little more efforts. :-)