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post #16 of 76
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Originally Posted by cb2222 View Post

Hi,
I was just wondering if you know of a way that Foobar can retrieve CD information automatically when I decide to listen to the physical CD instead of MP3/FLAC. I have hundreds of CDs that I don't have time to rip to FLAC format and would love to see the album information when I put it in my computer's dvd/cd drive. Is there a way that Foobar can do this automatically? The way it is right now, I have to do it manually and it is quite tedious. Any tips or ideas would be appreciated.

You can automatically rip album information from freeDB and musicbrainz, though I don't know if their plugins work with CD's as well, but I think they should.
I'll take a look for you when I get home.
post #17 of 76

Are there any good lyrics retrieval and/or embedding plugins for foobar now?  I used to use one that doesn't seem to work for me anymore, and lost it when I had to rebuild foobar for my new computer. 

post #18 of 76
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Are there any good lyrics retrieval and/or embedding plugins for foobar now?  I used to use one that doesn't seem to work for me anymore, and lost it when I had to rebuild foobar for my new computer. 

 

Doesn't this work for you?

post #19 of 76
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Are there any good lyrics retrieval and/or embedding plugins for foobar now?  I used to use one that doesn't seem to work for me anymore, and lost it when I had to rebuild foobar for my new computer. 

I personally use Lyrics Grabber 2. It is excellent, but it is know to make people's foobar crash. Never had the problem myself, so I think it's worth a try at least.

Once I have put the lyrics in the tags of the music, I display them using foo_textdisplay, but I have tried other text display panels as well, and they work just as well.
post #20 of 76

hard to describe, but i'm wondering if there's a way to lay out foobar so you can get all the interface options/playlists, etc laid over a large reproduction of the album art.  maybe have them slightly transparent so you can see the artwork but the interface is still clear.  has anyone seen someone with a configuration like this and if so can they point me in its direction?  not sure if i'm determined enough to learn how to configure foobar myself to the point where i can make this possible (it's probably simpler than i think, or at least it'd be simple for most people i'm assuming..).

post #21 of 76
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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

hard to describe, but i'm wondering if there's a way to lay out foobar so you can get all the interface options/playlists, etc laid over a large reproduction of the album art.  maybe have them slightly transparent so you can see the artwork but the interface is still clear.  has anyone seen someone with a configuration like this and if so can they point me in its direction?  not sure if i'm determined enough to learn how to configure foobar myself to the point where i can make this possible (it's probably simpler than i think, or at least it'd be simple for most people i'm assuming..).

As far as I know there is no plugin that does that.
There is the possibility to make your entire playlist transparent and have a cool wallpaper behind it, but you can't make the wallpaper automatically change in that case.
post #22 of 76
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

You can automatically rip album information from freeDB and musicbrainz, though I don't know if their plugins work with CD's as well, but I think they should.
I'll take a look for you when I get home.

Yeah, I found those plugins and they are great when you want to rip CDs however, I was just hoping to find something that simply just grabs the information when I put a CD in to play. I know that Windows Media Player does it.

Thanks for your time. I will post something here if I find a solution.
post #23 of 76

I'll give those lyric plug ins a try.  

post #24 of 76

I recently moved my music files to NAS, and I can`t play .cue files anymore, I dont see them in the playlist,

Nas hard drives are formated in EXT3?

post #25 of 76
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I recently moved my music files to NAS, and I can`t play .cue files anymore, I dont see them in the playlist,
Nas hard drives are formated in EXT3?

Could you try navigating to the NAS manually in your file browser, and then drag and dropping the cue file in a foobar2000 with an empty playlist?
If nothing happens, see if the console says anything. (View -> Console)
post #26 of 76

Is the NAS running with a drive letter? Also, why are you running EXT3?

post #27 of 76

Its ok, It have been exluded .cue in Shell Extension, I havent touched it anyway,

Thanks, 

I have mapped a network drive, and put audio files in there, don`t know nothing of UPNP AV or itune server etc..

Why not EXT3, I think my nas doesn`t support ext4..


Edited by sonci - 12/8/12 at 1:42pm
post #28 of 76
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As far as I know there is no plugin that does that.
There is the possibility to make your entire playlist transparent and have a cool wallpaper behind it, but you can't make the wallpaper automatically change in that case.

thanks for the response!  i wonder if there's any music player that's like that, or at least puts a nice emphasis on artwork without having to do heavy tweaking.

 

i like foobar from what i've used of it, but it seems to have a high barrier for entry and even when i DID get it configured the way i wanted it it seemed to just magically fail on its own after a few weeks of use (very strange, i changed ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and it suddenly doesn't like any of my configs/plugins.  also had the same problems occur whenever i try to tweak media player classic.  really frustrating.).  maybe have to dabble in programming...

post #29 of 76
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Originally Posted by Rhymenoceros View Post

thanks for the response!  i wonder if there's any music player that's like that, or at least puts a nice emphasis on artwork without having to do heavy tweaking.

 

i like foobar from what i've used of it, but it seems to have a high barrier for entry and even when i DID get it configured the way i wanted it it seemed to just magically fail on its own after a few weeks of use (very strange, i changed ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and it suddenly doesn't like any of my configs/plugins.  also had the same problems occur whenever i try to tweak media player classic.  really frustrating.).  maybe have to dabble in programming...

 

I recommend doing regular backups to configs, data corruption can occur, and backups are always good for safekeeping if that occurs. I also do the same with MPC-HC, with a single .ini requiring backup.

post #30 of 76
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I recommend doing regular backups to configs, data corruption can occur, and backups are always good for safekeeping if that occurs. I also do the same with MPC-HC, with a single .ini requiring backup.

Which is also where foo_jesus comes in.
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