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TECH v1.5.2
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Published: May 2, 2010
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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 winamp.xxx 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 winamp.xxx). 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

*Tips:
- 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

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PS: Visual Style used in Preview is Placebo VS for Seven : fav.me/d346dad
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anonymous's avatar
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tmlr83's avatar

hi. i want to change the font of the time display (upper right). which file have i to edit to get this?

regards

ragingsea's avatar
Thanks very much Br3tt.
droot1986's avatar
droot1986Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to bother you but could you tell me how to lighten the font
I can barely see what's written
Thanks
TigerJackson's avatar
The link to the font does not work?
garyfitzgerald's avatar
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's avatar
Resurrected ancient account just to say this is f*cking awesome. 
skiddywinks's avatar
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"
Title1
Title4
Title2

"Album 2"
Title8
Title3

"Album1"
Title3
Title5

"Album2"
Title1
Title2
Title4

and so on
Seijass's avatar
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 

'NULL'|||%album%|||$if(%length%,%album%|%discnumber%,'~Stream')

I just deleted the %length%.

Late but hope this helps.
ISkyArt's avatar
ISkyArtHobbyist 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's avatar
pls share me how can add coverflow? thanks you.
salfand's avatar
From where can I download the skin?
Br3tt's avatar
Br3ttHobbyist Interface Designer
download button on the right
OughtaKrawl's avatar
OughtaKrawl 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's avatar
Br3ttHobbyist Interface Designer
i'll try, promised :p
leodude74's avatar
leodude74Hobbyist General Artist
Great UI, thanks dude
Br3tt's avatar
Br3ttHobbyist Interface Designer
you're welcome :=
Br3tt's avatar
Br3ttHobbyist Interface Designer
you're welcome :)
munkfloh's avatar
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

Michael
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MStoutProfessional General Artist
Didnt even know there were themes until today...where have I been for a year?!  Awesome theme!
Br3tt's avatar
Br3ttHobbyist Interface Designer
thanks
LtBallzacki's avatar
The second link to the foo_wave_seekbar is broken.
LtBallzacki's avatar
It ended up working with out that installed. Nice job man looks great!
hatchling82's avatar
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?
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