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TECH v1.5.2 by Br3tt TECH v1.5.2 by Br3tt
ColumnsUI config for foobar2000 v1.0+ (v1.5.2 tested with foobar2000 v1.3.2)

Versions History:
v1.0 : Released on 2010-05-02
v1.1 : Released on 2010-05-16
v1.2 : Released on 2010-05-19
v1.3 : Released on 2010-05-27
v1.4 : Released on 2010-07-28
v1.5.0 : Released on 2011-08-26
v1.5.1 : Released on 2011-08-29
v1.5.2 : Released on 2014-05-08

What's new in v1.5.2 ? Just Check the change log file stored in ...skins/tech/ folder

BEFORE INSTALLING, check requirements below

*Cleaning previous Tech Installation
  • If you want to update an existing TECH config, you MUST delete the previous .../skins/tech folder before extracting the new .zip file, otherwize, it could generate some WSH crash later!

*Required Fonts
*Required dependencies
*Installation Notes
  1. Install foobar2000 if not already done (Normal or Portable installation, as you prefer), then :
    • If Normal install done, extract the .zip file into your foobar2000 user profile folder, on Seven it's C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000
    • If Portable install done, extract the .zip file into your foobar2000 program folder, for example C:\My Programs\foobar2000
  2. Run foobar2000
  3. When prompted, select as default interface "ColumnsUI" then OK
  4. Now Tech layout is visible, first your have to configure your media library : use the main menu entry "Library>Configure"
  5. You have to setup Shpeck component: 1st, rename file to winamp.exe (in the user profile folder), then go to "File>Preference>Visualizations>Shpeck" then Change Winamp Directory with your foobar2000 user profile folder, it contains the fake winamp.exe (just renamed from After that an available plugin will appear in the list, configure if you need, click Start/Stop button to active the panel
  6. Installation is now over, you may have to set some other useful features, like "Cursor follows Playback" (menu "Playback") ...

It's that easy :D

- Right click on the ELPlaylist > Group/Sort by ... will give you 4 presets :)
- Try the right click on all items ... there are some useful context menu there ...
- For a smoother scrolling in playlist, disable Pseudo Transparency in ELPlaylist settings (recommended for slow computer or netbooks or simply is playlist is so huge!)

Br3tt aka Falstaff

If you like my work, please, do not forget to add it a :+fav:, Thanx

PS: Visual Style used in Preview is Placebo VS for Seven :
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-05-08
TECH v1.0 by ~Br3tt Yet another outstanding Foobar skin by br3tt. Everything looks so professional, so much so that Foobar should make this it's defualt ;) ( Featured by mrrste )
TigerJackson Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
The link to the font does not work?
garyfitzgerald Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Great skin. I'm new to foobar2000 and was surprised how easy it was to get going. The only problem I have is that the "ALBUM BROWSER" button at the bottom only gives me a line of empty boxes, where I assume album covers should be. How do I turn this function on?

Thanks again for excellent  work.
Freedoom2004 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Resurrected ancient account just to say this is f*cking awesome. 
skiddywinks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Hey man, sick skin, but for some reason it is splitting some of my albums in to multiples, with the same title and album art, but each instance has a few of the albums songs. Why are they all not just under one heading?

It looks like 

"Album 1"

"Album 2"



and so on
Seijass Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2017
Try this: right click on the ELPlaylist > settings > Grouping tab > mess with "group format" or "sort format". 

The variables between %'s should be simple enough to figure out. See your own playlist and try to make out what is the grouping based on and change it.

E.g. my case was albums with .cue files had their last tracks separated under another group header even though the album and the artist are the same, like

==Album/Artist 1==
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
==Album/Artist 1==
Track 5

and the durations for them showed 00:00 even though there was nothing wrong with the audio file. So I figured grouping based on duration was the cause, and with the original group format for "Artist/Album" grouping preset being 


I just deleted the %length%.

Late but hope this helps.
ISkyArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to change the behavior of the jump-scrollbar? I'd rather it not cut to playing the first track in the section...
caocaolatre199x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
pls share me how can add coverflow? thanks you.
salfand Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
From where can I download the skin?
Br3tt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
download button on the right
OughtaKrawl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016   General Artist
Glad to see you boss. You were the only reason I used to come on here. Thanks and bring your ass around more brother we missed ya!
Br3tt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i'll try, promised :p
leodude74 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great UI, thanks dude
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you're welcome :=
toshi2005 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you're welcome :)
munkfloh Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
I am so lucky, that I found your theme, thank you very much.

Please allow one question, how can I manage to set german or englisch in the biography tab when "wickipedia" is activated as source for information? I receive wikipedia bio informations always in french.
This is just to make things perfect to me in your theme.

again thank you

best regards

MStout Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Didnt even know there were themes until today...where have I been for a year?!  Awesome theme!
Br3tt Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LtBallzacki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
The second link to the foo_wave_seekbar is broken.
LtBallzacki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
It ended up working with out that installed. Nice job man looks great!
hatchling82 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Yep, this is broken on a fresh install (Win 10 Pro, foobar 1.3.9), even more than I previously thought.  The right panel in the library view appears to pick just _one_ random album from the folder you select instead of showing them all.

I've been using and loving this skin for years so this is really disappointing.  Br3tt or anyone else do you have an idea what's going on here?
tidalwaves999 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This looks very nice!
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you :)
hatchling82 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
After a fresh install I have a font/appearance problem.  Can anyone help?

On the right panel of the library view the font color is hard to read (grey on grey)
I also lost the play/pause icon on the selected track in that same area.

I've attached images of my old and new install

OLD INSTALL (easy to read font + has pause icon)

NEW INSTALL (font hard to read + no pause icon)
TipeZuke Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2015
F*CKING THANK YOU! Best skin I have ever used! Hug :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
MiDentman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015

nice work!!!
Sorry for bad english... breit (?) do you speak german too???
Now i have some Questions:
1.: On BIOGRAPHY is always only a Picture from the band not some Infos! How can i change this?
2.: On LYRICS stand always:  <?xml version="1.0"encoding="UTF-8"?>    and in second row:    <result errmsg="search ID or Code error!" errcode="32006"></result>
How to repair it?
3.: On LIBRARY 2 Things: First: Titels in a Album are shown in a wrong order!!! Why??? on my HDD it is correct!
Second: Where i can change color from the Font? When i click once Titel it is grey and Background is grey too!!!

I'm new here - and i know about foobar at sommer'15 - can you help me please Step by Step????

Thanks Michael!
japapreto Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2015
Hey is there a way to add album artist to the search plugin?

Nevermind, figured it out using %album artist%
Thanks for the awesome job!
kingsriver64 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Hi,this looks really nice plus useful, but I can't read the text as it is all dark grey on a black background.  What folder should the fonts zip file be extracted to?
elshagon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Yeah I'm with you on the fonts.  So far if I make them bigger it moves everything else out of position, and I'm still trying to figure out how to make the text brighter.  
CSWinnall Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Hi Br3tt

Great skin.  i have only just found Foobar2000 and have been trying skins left right and centre yours is the first one to stick.  Just wondering how id go about changing the art browser (which i dont use) to the upnp controller panel. If at all possible or how i would incorporate it into your amazing skin.

fluet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Yop Br3tt, j'essaie en vain de changer LAST FM ARIST INFO pour rediriger vers les pages d'albums...

Mais je ne sais comment modifier la ligne du fichier .cfg:""+tf_artist);

Bien essayé en remplaçant "artist" par "album", mais ça n'a pas eu l'effet escompté (ça m'a enlevé carrément le thème TECH, que j'ai pu remettre en remplaçant le fichier par l'original) ^^

En espérant pouvoir compter sur ton aide ;) Et d'avance merci si tu te penches sur la v2, un de ces jours, même si cette v1.5 fait superbement le travail !
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
je tâche de te répondre dès que j'aurais réinstallé TECH
elshagon Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
I've been using Xchange for years and recently switched to your Tech skin and it's great.  I just joined Deviant Art to say "thanks!"
Br3tt Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
happy to know you enjoy it :) thanks. Don't forget to add it to your favorites if you like it!
barbarian-jk Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow man, this is the best skin ever! After this I finally decided to change from Winamp to to Foobar2000 (which additionally has a plugin that can make all my surround speakers sound well, which also works really smoothly).
Br3tt Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
barbarian-jk Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
the UI crashes and has weird boxes lately during song playback. cycling between tabs bugs out the UI like when internet explorer runs out of memory(the previous tab layout bugs out into the next tab)worked flawlessly past 2 years, only recently since foobar 1.3.8. the songs never stop playing no matter how many hours. i did a fresh foobar/tech reinstall to no avail. the console tab doesnt give an error. what else is there left. love the skin!
rockinkaj Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Fantastic thanks so much
Sercurio Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2015
Hi Br3tt! I hope ur always active on Deviant Art, I have created an account just for ask you a technical question.

BTW Ur work is great it's my favorite player skin for the moment and that's for i'm searching to complete it.

I have installed the skin in "normal version" and the litl' heart for mood selection doesn't appear; I saw you on a forum saying you forgot to change the adress location of the .png and will fix it in a new version, but... That's not fix and i'm sad x) .

Can u explain me how change this famous adress location? Thank's for ur answer.

KoblizekDK Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Awesome skin! However, how do I make repeat work? It's not working for me.
Br3tt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
all is fine, you should explain with more accuracy your broblem exactly
KoblizekDK Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Reinstalled the skin and it works just fine. Thanks for nice work.
LastQuark Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
This skin is the most popular Foobar skin of all time from DeviantArt.  I've been using this for several years now.  I still have the Chronflow working.  Bre3tt has this knack for very good color schemes and overall aesthetics.

Request for Br3tt: Can you also create a mini skin that is just a small strip either horizontally or vertically?  The square mini skin still occupies a lot of screen real estate.  Either add a mini skin or replace the current current one will add more functionality to this already popular skin.
laboccia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Mi piace molto, ma vorrei aprire wikipedia e in italiano dal menu superiore centrale
laboccia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Mi piace un sacco, ma vorrei poter aprire wikipedia e in italiano dal menu superiore centrale
Kr0wniaK Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so fucking hard and confusing to do...
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