foobar2000 Mobile Kickstarter

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  1. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    So we all know Foobar. It's the most popular (besides iTunes) music player software available. It does everything.

    Well they've been running a kickstarter for $100k USD for to develop a Mobile version of Foobar on all platforms (Apple, Android, and Microsoft). This software looks pretty great!

    In addition, if they hit the $300k goal they'll also get Cloud systems and have it take music and back it up onto the web and to also provide remote management (I think?).

    Anyways it looks pretty cool and you all should check it out.

    http://mobile.foobar2000.com/

    Anyone else use Foobar?
     
  2. TruvisT

    TruvisT Server Management Specialist Verified Provider

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    The skin designer package is really tempting. Always liked foobar2000 and getting in a custom design for everyone would be awesome.
     
  3. nunim

    nunim VPS Junkie

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    What's everyone using on their mobiles now? Poweramp?


    I use foobar quite a bit on the PC by I don't listen to a lot of music on my phone. Finding a good way to mount a remote directory on Android would help.
     
  4. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    I mostly use Spotify right now. But once I leave the states again I'll be switching back to doubletwist. I'd rather use foobar though!
     
  5. trewq

    trewq Active Member Verified Provider

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    I use Spotify too, mobile and desktop. Makes everything so simple.
     
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  6. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    First I've heard of Foobar, honestly >_>  I typically just use my Subsonic setup.
     
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  7. Wintereise

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    Foobar2000 is exquisite, I can't remember the last time I was this much in love with an app -- regardless of the category.

    Can't wait for the mobile version, hoping it happens.

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  8. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    Looks like any other media player... hell, even reminiscent of the old Zune interface.  What makes it better from other GUI apps?  (I still just use mplayer most of the time myself, and Subsonic for my droid devices).
     
  9. clownjugglar

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    That's a heavily skinned foobar2000 in that picture. Can't answer the other questions, even though I use foobar2000 on my desktop. If there was a similar, but open source program, i'd rather use that.There is Clementine but that's way overkill for my use and alot heavier than foobar2000.
     
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  10. fisle

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    The point is that you can make it just the way you want it. Plugins, skins, to suit you and your needs. If you don't want to pimp it out, it's just very simple but very functional music player.
     
  11. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    So it's... Winamp, basically? o_O
     
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  12. Wintereise

    Wintereise New Member

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    Looks should probably stay out of the equation, that's just how I skinned mine.

    Try out the vanilla version, most people I know who did like it.
     
  13. blergh

    blergh New Member Verified Provider

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    Far better in terms of audio-quality (depending on setup, obviously), better library-management and lightweight.

    Using it for my 1-mil+ library.
     
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  14. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Except you can change almost every single aspect of Foobar2000.
     
  15. Wintereise

    Wintereise New Member

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    The primary strength, imo, is the library management. It won't bat an eye at gigantic collections of 2 million+ if not more tracks, while most other things I've ever tried are either laggy or flat out crash when you have them index something like that.
     
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  16. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    Amazing what can be accomplished when a software dev actually knows how to use SQL(ite) indexes :p  If I find myself needing a GUI player I'll for sure give it a shot (assuming it's available on *nix).  For now, mplayer works just fine for me, though.
     
  17. fisle

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    Windows only :(


    I prefer MPD on nix boxes though.