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eagors93
August 27th, 2016, 06:43 PM
Hello,
I'm trying to make a transition from Winamp to Foobar. I managed to set up my layout by using the Facets plugin, although I can't get over a few problems.

This is what my Winamp looked like: http://i66.tinypic.com/2r5vme1.jpg
These are my foobar plugins: http://i64.tinypic.com/2yyr348.jpg
This is my foobar atm: http://i63.tinypic.com/ad0v3n.jpg

I'm new to this and I really need your help guys to make this program functional enough for me. I'm pretty demanding when it comes to music players. So far I really like foobar, but these few problems prevent me from fully enjoing it and I have no clue how to solve them.

Major problems:
1. How do I make the first position (All) dissapear from my album view? I'd like to only see actual albums once I select an Artist/Genre. Its artwork refreshes so slowly...
http://pl.tinypic.com/r/2uggahg/9[/img


2. Can someone explain to me how do the playlists work? They seem to make no sense to me.
[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/k36io3.jpg
The only thing that changes when using my Facets plugin are Library selection - and it displays whatevers playing now (which I believe should be in Library selection (playing)?). How do I see the contents of an album without playing it (like in Winamp)

3. I keep track of when I discover certain album by keeping a date in Comment tag. That way, I could sort all tracks by Comment and Refresh by "Read metadata..." in Winamp:
http://pl.tinypic.com/r/2whfgb9/9

Then, I'd sort by Last Updated in the albums view:
http://i68.tinypic.com/f3dwlg.jpg

That way, all of the album covers were sorted by the date that I first listened to them - from the most recent to least. Is there a way to perform such an action in Foobar?

4. How do I only see the albums that are rated 5 stars? Once I click on Filter > Top Rated, it shows nothing (even though several albums are rated 5 stars):
http://i65.tinypic.com/qojbmg.jpg


Side-note problems:

1. How do I make e.g. two albums named 'Greatest Hits' appear as two seperate elements on the albums view, as opposed to seeing one blank artwork (two put it simply: make it behave like in Winamp... right now it's just retarded)
http://i63.tinypic.com/vg31xi.jpg

2. How do I make views not case-sensitive, like in Winamp? E.g If I'd like to merge 'Alternative rap' with 'Alternative Rap' without actually changing the tags?

I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you all in advance.