Originally Posted by paulerxx
Foobar2000 sucks, anyone who says otherwise is a damn fool. That's my twocents, coming from a Winamp user and a user who messed around with foobar back in 2003.
..Not sure if sarcasm.
Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
I have a library of music I've been building for years. Like, 12 years. Thousands of songs. I don't like iTunes, but it's the only one that offers these features out of the box. I tried to switch to foobar a few years back and I rage-gave up. No way to correctly import ANYTHING from itunes without running around in 23893282938293829389 circles. I don't want fancy skins or any of that crap. I want a simple list view of ALL my music, with smart playlists, last played dates, date added dates etc from iTunes. Winamp did this. So it's not impossible. I don't feel I should have to spend 10 hours to figure it out either.
As far as not being the most popular - I meant in the enthusiast circle myself.
I've been collecting my music for nearly as long, and I'm at over 500GB of files (Various FLAC, MP3, Ape, ogg vorbis, AAC, etc) and find Foobar to be by far the easiest way to manage it, iTunes started to struggle with it all and made it harder for me to actually find and play music by adding all this new crap I have never, nor would I ever use, WMP was always a confusing, bloated mess compared to some of the better players out there and foobar is (IMO) better than Winamp because they don't throw the kitchen sink in along with everything else.
Not to mention, I've used foobar to sort my music by playlist (eg. Live tracks, main playlist, rare tracks, demos, comedy, etc) then by artist and then by album with each of those being a folder on my HDD, it makes it much easier to organise my music in general regardless of whether I'm importing into foobar (even keeps the right order without me changing a thing then) or something else like iTunes or even moving it elsewhere.
Originally Posted by -SE7EN-
foobar is ok, I just don't have the patience trying to figure out how to get everything all worked out and customized to my linking. and I don't want to have to mess with this crap every time I reformat, which is every few months. I like winamp: install, switch to Big Bento, drag columns around, scan for media, done.
You do realize that you can tell it to do a portable install and then never have to reinstall or configure it again?
Originally Posted by Boinz
STOP RIGHT THERE. Don't you dare mention ......its name 2 more times, or you'll invoke it.
Real playerEdited by Brutuz - 11/22/13 at 7:11am