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I've used foobar for years but never got into plugins, what are some I should look into?
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I've used foobar for years but never got into plugins, what are some I should look into?

A lot of it is just UI / tagging / features and exotic file formats support.

One of the most useful if testing lossy encoding would be the ABX comparator plugin. On Vista and later, the WASAPI exclusive mode plugin allows foobar to be the only program using the audio stack (cuts out sound from everything else), which could be useful.

But as for anything that affects the sound, if you're a purist then you might use nothing and there's nothing wrong with that. Here is a short list though:
  • Graphic equalizer (foo_dsp_xgeq) — better than built-in EQ, also has 31 bands (one per 1/3 octave) for finer adjusting
  • SoX resampler — if for example you're outputting 44.1 kHz but have some files that are 48 kHz or 96 kHz or whatever, you need sample rate conversion and this in theory does a better job with that and is configurable
  • Crossfeed (foo_dsp_xfeed) — if you think the stereo separation is too wide in general or on some tracks, this does intelligent L -> R and R -> L mixing as you'd have in real life listening to speakers, and is fairly configurable (in real life, your right ear hears a time-delayed and filtered version of what the L speaker outputs and similar for the left ear, so music mixed on speakers may sound wrong on headphones... very YMMV for many reasons)
  • bs2b — just another crossfeed implementation, but I think the above or one of the VST plugins is better

There are also all sorts of VST plugins you can use via the VST wrapper plugin. With those you can get other options for things like EQ, crossfeed (e.g. TB Isone).
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Windows media player here - I love its simplicity biggrin.gif
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iTunes ... ugh. I loved the old iTunes for its simplicity. But it didn't have FLAC support, so I went to Foobar. But i hate foobar's GUI, it's so annoying

Does anyone know a bit one-touch FLAC -> MP3 converter? 320kbps
Edited by dmanstasiu - 2/22/13 at 3:47pm
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iTunes ... ugh. I loved the old iTunes for its simplicity. But it didn't have FLAC support, so I went to Foobar. But i hate foobar's GUI, it's so annoying

How is the old iTunes different from the new one?
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Windows media player here - I love its simplicity biggrin.gif

LOL...what about vlc then?
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iTunes ... ugh. I loved the old iTunes for its simplicity. But it didn't have FLAC support, so I went to Foobar. But i hate foobar's GUI, it's so annoying

How is the old iTunes different from the new one?

I cant drag/drop directly to a playlist and / or my iPod
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I cant drag/drop directly to a playlist and / or my iPod

Why not?
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I love how some people make out JRiver to sound better than most other audio programs.

Foobar is so difficult to use it's not worth using.

If you're looking for an itunes experience with more formats supported including FLAC and very very easy skinning, MediaMonkey is very good..and it's free.

This is my current Media Monkey skin.


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