Foobar2000:Preferences:Media Library (0.9 -

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Media Library[edit]


The Media Library feature allows foobar2000 to keep a list of your music files that can be quickly accessed using one of Media Library viewers.

Music Folders[edit]

A list of folders containing your music files indexed by the Media Library feature. When no folders are present on this list, all Media Library related functionality is disabled.

Note that the current version of foobar2000 doesn't automatically notice new files added to your Media Library folders if they have been added using another application. To make new files appear in your Media Library, you need to either use one of the "scan" commands, or simply add those new files to one of playlists. The same problem applies to files that have been deleted - either rescanning affected Media Library folders or using the "Remove Dead Entries" command on a playlist containing affected items is necessary to make no longer existing files disappear.

If you use foobar2000's File Operations component to manage your Media Library folder content, your Media Library will be updated automatically to reflect any file copy, rename, move or delete operations.

File Types[edit]

These settings allow you to make Media Library selectively index only files matching some criteria within the folders you specified above.

For an example, the "exclude" option is commonly used to exclude cuesheets present in your album folders from being indexed, as shown on the screenshot.

Installed Media Library Viewers[edit]

List of installed Media Library viewers, for your convenience. Most of them can be also accessed through menu commands and such.

Library Viewer Selection Playlist[edit]

When enabled, this feature automatically maintains a playlist containing items currently selected in a Media Library viewer (such as Album List).

Note that the "Library Viewer Selection" playlist can be freely renamed without losing any of its functionality.


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