Foobar2000 Setup/Issues/Fixes/Usage

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J. PUPSTER

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I thought a general thread for Foobar2000 was needed while looking into a question from a member (@Marplot) about random/shuffle play. Most of the threads I've found on the forum are about specific problems; and I found no similar thread that would be as wide ranging as this.

Here is the web page for the Foobar2000 Windows download (use at your own risk!)

I'm just a casual user of Foobar2000 myself and hopefully the more technical savvy members here can contribute info. for knowledge as it arises.

I have a number of SSD 1 & 2TB drives I use to store my files. I use Foobar2000 mainly for preview listening at my computer station; and reserve actual critical/casual listening on my main system through the SSDs plugged into my oppo and out via analog to my AVR. Some folks can probably do this with Foobar2000 from a laptop or NUC through an HDMI cable to an AVR.
The following screen shots shows what I've come up with so far as to this subject.

The first thing I did was add the location (starting at the lower "Menu" button) for where the folders/files are stored for the "New Playlist" located at the upper left corner (only took a few second to log in the whole drive.)

FB2K ADD LOCA.jpg


Next, I used the right hand header for the albums/folders, to sort the files as to Genre (be aware this may not be related to how it shuffles -not sure yet?)

FB2K SORT.jpg


Next, from the lower "Menu" button again, I choose- [Playback - Order - Shuffle (tracks)]

FB2K SHUFFLE.jpg
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Notice the little symbol just to the right of the KBPS in the lower section, represents the playback mode (Shuffle here.)

I'm still looking into my options on all this and how it all works; so anyone that has additional info./experience please chime in :)
 
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