Thursday, June 16, 2011

Foobar2000 on Ubuntu through WINE

Just a quick post regarding Foobar2000 on Ubuntu:

I've been pretty disappointed with the selection of music players on Ubuntu.  Banshee was good, but then for some reason started duplicating a lot of my tracks, then triplicating and quadruplicating, to the point where it was just unmanageable.  Audacious is good, but the audioscrobbler for some reason doesn't want to work.  I had heard good things about Foobar2000, but it's only a windows application.  Well I'm here to say basically 2 things. 

The installer runs fine on WINE (when choosing version, I believe, which leaves the registry alone).  The program itself runs fast with little to no lag.

Secondly, the plugin works perfectly.  You just download it, unzip the .dll, place it in the foobar2000 folder, go to preferences, and through the preferences window you can install it.  It requires that the app restart, but then once it does you configure it with your username and password, and that's it.  Works fine.

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