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Foo AvA - Guide To Apply the Theme + Customization Guide [Screenshots]

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Quad Master    0

Foobar AVA - Created By

dawxxx666

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NOTE: All Credits to dawxxx666 for this excellent work.

Its been a long time i had customized foobar and so i was not able to successfully

apply his creation to my foobar in the first go.

So as i found out a exact method i am posting a guide here on how to apply

this excellent interface to ur foobar.

This is guide is written by me after finding how to appropriately apply this

as those who are new to foobar might find it difficult what to do.

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GUIDE

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Firstly uninstall ur current foobar.

Download the latest version i.e. 0.9.4.3 and install it.

From Here: http://www.foobar2000.org/foobar2000_0.9.4.3.exe

Then Download everything mentioned on the first page

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1.> Copy all components to "components" folder

Components needed:

Foo_playcount

lyric show modded

Foo_peakmeter

Panels_UI 0.13.8

Cwb Hooks

Album Art panel

Columns UI

Album List

Lyrics DB

QuickSearch Toolbar

Optional:

WSH Panels (Unstable. May crash your foobar)

WMPVis (Unstable, see here)

Extract all the dll's to the components folder in foobar directory

C:\Program Files\foobar2000\components

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2.> Then DOWNLOAD config [Foo_AvA_1.03_by_dawxxx666_24.06.2007][most important file]

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Right click the rar and extract to a folder "X".

X= any folder[but dont extract to the foobar folder]

then you will get a file "Foo_AvA_1.03_by_dawxxx666_24.06.2007" with a

foobar icon , which is a self extracting archive now dont extract it to the

foobar folder instead extract this to any folder and this will be the files in that

folder.

Install all the fonts from the Foobar_Fonts.exe which is a self extracting archive.

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Let this folder be called "X"

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3.> Create a folder named "PanelsUI" in foobar's directory

Like this C:\Program Files\foobar2000\PanelsUI

Copy images folder , DAWXXX666_AVA_preferences.dx6 , DAWXXX666_AVA_1.03 from folder "X" to the C:\Program Files\foobar2000\PanelsUI path.

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Now the most important part.

4.> Now start foobar and select panels ui

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Now at this stage click "Ctrl + P" and you will get this screen.

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Here Select Panels UI at the side and then select DAWXXX666_AVA_1.03.pui

Click Save All and you are done.

Hope this info will help you setup ur foobar ava

Enjoy Foo AvA

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Foo AvA Customization Guide

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1.> This Small button on the bottom right will unlock your settings option.

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2.> Click on Cover or Visualiztion to display

- cover or album art

- visualization

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3.> Click on the small "L" on the "bottom left" part to see and automatically download lyrics [internet Required]

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4.> Red Theme

Open Settings , select the red theme radio button for red theme

If not selected it will display blue theme.

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5.> Adding more backgrounds and applying them in ur foobar

Add your wallpapers in order 1,2,3,..........and so on in this folder.

D:\Program Files\foobar2000\PanelsUI\images\fooAVA\walls

Download Wallpapers from here

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Wallpapers pack by marceliszpak

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Using the Settigs 1 menu by clicking on the "+" sign u can select new wallpapers placed in the above mentioned folder and then click on the wallpaper to apply it.

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6.> Enabling Peakmeter or Spectrum Analyser

First disable transparency in Settings 1 section like this

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Then goto settings 2 section and select peakmeter or spectrum analyser.

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7.> Different Playlist display methods based on sorting

Right click anywhere on the playlist

Sort/Group By > Edit > Check Album [sort and group] boxes

to sort by album name.

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To apply readymade sorting methods select anyone from

Sort/Group By > Edit >

For Eg Artist/Date/Album will show this

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Big Big Thanks to dawxxx666 for creating this wonderful theme for foobar without whom i wont have been able to create this guide.

Hope u guys have loads of fun with this Foo AvA.

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Quad Master    0

More Skins Here

1.> Foobar2000 Blog

2.> Foobar2000 Skins - Customize.org

This guide can be used as a base to apply other skins.

Just take care to download appropriate components , fonts , extra addons

mentioned in there links.

Interesting

http://www.fooblog2000.com/2007-06/elegance

http://www.fooblog2000.com/2007-07/slanxp-minimal

http://www.fooblog2000.com/2007-06/fofr-version-09

Also Guys waiting for ur feedback , if this guide helped you. :)

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Island Dog    53

Great guide, thanks. :)

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ViZioN    14

Cool guide well done! I'm sure this will help a lot of people out. :)

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Quad Master    0

Thanks a lot for ur apprecitation. :)

My purpose behind this guide was to make the process easy

so that any one new to the foobar customization can easily

understand this process and also try out more customizations.

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Quad Master    0

More Customization

Adding Playback Controls to ur Taskbar

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1.> Download :- http://www.niversoft.com/downloads/Advance...rols-foo-en.zip

2.> Copy paste all the contents of the AdvancedControls-foo-en.zip file to the components folder of foobar.

Contents of the zip

- foo_AdvancedControls.dll

- AdvancedControls [folder with skins]

3.> Now start foobar , Press CTRL + P to open preferences.

- Now first click on default.

- Select any skin u want.

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More Skins : http://www.niversoft.com/downloads/?p=fsk

Enjoy :)

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lemonbear    10

I can't see my seekbar or my volume bar, it's all black where they are supposed to be.

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Quad Master    0

A screenshot wud help.

Also did u download the latest foobar [0.9.4.3] , thats very essential.

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lemonbear    10

I fixed it. I just unticked progress and volume bar on the WSH panel in settings.

Great player! I just removed winamp and am sticking with foobar :D

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virgo89    0

I don't use Foobar, but very nice guide.

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Minimoose    2

Nice guide quad :) 5 stars!

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Zuffox    0

I've run into problems installing the skin.

Running Vista, and haven't installed the lyricsdb plug-in, as their servers are down.

When I've followed the steps until step 4, I can indeed select the skin layout under PanelsUI, but after having pressed "Save All", the chosen layout reverts back to the default layout (I can choose between a 'basic\basic.pui' and a default.pui without running into any issues, though).

Halp.

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xpronic    0

The Foobar_Fonts.exe will not run! I'm using Win XP Pro. Can I manually download the fonts from somewhere?

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kloss    0
The Foobar_Fonts.exe will not run! I'm using Win XP Pro. Can I manually download the fonts from somewhere?

hi

Just change the extension of Foobar_Fonts.exe file to .rar and extract it using WinRar. Now you have all needed fonts (6 files with .ttf extensions) and 2 others useless files (fontinst.inf & fontinst.exe). The last thing you have to do is just copy these 6 fonts files to c:\WINDOWS\Fonts

job well done :p

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jstarks    0

great thread thanks :)

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trib    0

im trying to switch to fooAVA layout but it keeps loading the default one. am i doing anything wrong ?

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emme13    0

Failed to load DLL: foo_lyricshow.dll

Reason: This component is missing a required dependency, or was made for different version of foobar2000.

why is this happening? i already use version 0.9.4.3, is there anything else i miss?

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emme13    0

ah.. i cannot download quicksearch . it seems that the link already out. how?

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slyder0244    0

great guide helped me out some so i'm glad you made it because i had some questions after finding this on deviant art

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