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DarkOne v4 by tedgo DarkOne v4 by tedgo
This is the new design line based on DarkOne v3.1 for foobar2000

ATTENTION: DarkOne v4 only works properly in resolutions at 1280*x or higher!


Version 4.0
* updated: component package
* removed: enabling windows scripting host through batch file
* removed: additional dll's for waveform seekbar (are included now)
* fixed: freezing window with aac streams
* fixed: display issue with aac streams
* updated: component package
* added: needed dll's for waveform seekbar (temporarily)
* fixed: small cosmetic error in Manual
* fixed: rare crash in Display Panel with Pregap including Cuefiles
* fixed: display glitch in ELPlaylist Popup window
* fixed: rare crash in Display Panel when playback time is NaN
* updated: component package
* fixed: crash in Display Panel with FLAC TAGZ
* updated: component package
* Initial release

The archive contains the following components (the latest versions available at 2014-02-07):
Album List Panel, Columns UI and libpng-libraries
Biography View Panel, Channel Spectrum Panel, ELPlaylist, EsPlaylist and Panel Stack Splitter
Lyric Show Panel 3
Peakmeter Spectrum component
Playback Statistics
Quick Search Toolbar
Waveform seekbar
WSH Panel mod

This config has its official thread on the german foobar-users forum
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sgoode Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
awesome package thanks so much for your time, and skills. Lost on my own

Sabusan8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Not showing the FCL importing and exporting during import the configuration file, just SEt-up Quick set up and Important Configuration and Export configuration.
Can you help?
Sabusan8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Never mind on that question, I deleted the Column UI to an older version but now I get The layout was aborted because the following required panels are not installed. Like Panel stack splitter album list lyric show 3, biography,wsh panel mod, waveform seekbar, elplaylist esplaylist Quick search toolbar peakmeter spectrum channel spectrum panel.
Nieman123 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2018
Hello I'm having an issue with the display script it's highlighting the background on the time remaining. Any fix for this? Thanks in advance. Here's a picture of the issue.
NocturnalLunacy Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
I love this skin even tho it's kind un user friendly. But I am having an issue with the middle panel. the waveform is covering the entire thing and the album art is under it unless i click on it and then the album art shows but the waveform is under it and the song title dont even show up. im on a 1080p monitor cuz im not rich enuf for 4k. I looked at the options and it shows the waveform as horizontal but its obviously vertical. can i just remove the waveform completely? and how do i get the title and stuff to show up?
Also, it seems that the album art is disappearing and the albums aren't grouping up. I have to manually group them up. 
I will include some pics so you can see what im talking about.

Please respond to this at my email as I am rarely on Deviant. my email is

Foobefore Click by NocturnalLunacy         Fooafterclick by NocturnalLunacy   
mpierce Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Been using your program for a long time (both versions).

Brought a new computer with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The fonts are now tiny.

Is there a quick and easy way to make all of the fonts larger for all sections, i.e., lists, Library, Lyrics, various views, i.e., View 1, View 2, etc.? 

Thanks for an outstanding product!
JoEd59 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Does anybody know what happened to Gerhard ? - more than a year now he doesn't give notice (hope all is well with him)
miklespr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Need a help. I don't undrstand how to downlowad here. Please advise.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018

Top right corner, look for this button:  Download by redorbroder  
miklespr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Many thans for advise.
Gontrand68 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2018
Ok guys, i resolved the issue, i downloaded acrobat reader and now i can read the pdf perfectly :-)
And all works fine !!!
Thank to tedgo :-)
Gontrand68 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Hi everyone :-)

first, sorry for my english, i'll try to do my best...
in fact i'm very interested in your foobar skin but when i install you zip file, there nothing readable inside the pdf...instead i have this:

so it's impossible to configure...
i explain what i do to install:
before installing your skin i installed this version v1.3.17 of foobar... then i setup the exe of your link here:…

please help me installing your skin because i'm lost,

thank for all :-)
foobaruser Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2018
Hi tedgo! Can you tell me please, is there a way to display album YEAR in the NGP mode (before or after album NAME)? I could not find where to change the script.

foobar2000-NGP01 by foobaruser
Thank you again!
alekssineokiy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Menu\File\Preferences\Display\Columns UI\ Playlist view -> Grouping
foobaruser Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
Thank you!
I used next code:
$if2(%album artist%,<no artist>)[ / %date% - %album%]
mckennascole Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Hi, tedgo. Amazing work. Thank you.

I use foobar2000 with an attached USB DAC and it has its own output way to utilize native DSD audio files. Do you know why your theme prevents them from playing?
Foobar2000 uses asioforproxy, sacd plugin and asio plugin and that's all. It just doesn't respond when I press play after applying your wonderful theme. If it was a driver thing it'd throw an error window.
Whenever I reset via "reset all" I can play dsd files without doing anything again.

mantrasiva Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2017
love your skin
the bio panel doesn't work anymore , no cover , no album information
is there a fix? i guess for ..
redorbroder Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
There is fix here:…

mantrasiva Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Hi Brother
there 11 pages :| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) Sweating a little... Sweating a little... Sweating a little...
can you tell me what should i do?
happy new year mate
redorbroder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
OK, I'll try to help you...

Make shure foobar "JScript Panel" is installed
Inside foobar use Ctrl+P look in "Components\Installed components"    

If not installed download JScript Panel from here:…  
(Why it's on filedropper is a long story, you can read about it here, page 16-17:…)

Install the downloaded foo_jscript_panel-v1.3.2.2.fb2k-component by rightclick on file an select install  
Go back to foobar use Ctrl+P look in "Components\Installled components" make shure it's listed there

Download JScript Biography… and unpack

Inside foobar use Ctrl+P then click "Columns UI"     
Click on "Layout" tab then mark "JScript Panel"     
On right side there's a "Configure" button, click it  

A new window opens: "JScript Panel Configuration"  
Bottom left is a "Tool" button, click it and select "Import"  
Point to Biography then click "Apply" button located bottom right corner  

That's it! Thanks to WilB you now have foobar Biography back!

mantrasiva Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
thank you so much for what you did ,really really appreciate it!
now i have biography of the artist ,if i click album i get nothing , is it normal?
or i did a mess?
but is enough to export FCL ? i can do it and upload so you can check it
happy new year man! and thanks again
redorbroder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018

I don't understand what you mean by click album? 
Could you specify where you click, take a screendump of foobar and mark where you click. 

mantrasiva Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
hi man
might you upload a FCL ? should be enough

and album
thanks Rdorbroder
redorbroder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018

I can tell by the screendumps we don't have the same setup at all.
Here's what I see when rightclick on Biography:…
As you can see I don't have that Album option.

So you'll probably get better help from foobar forum:…
If you find a solution please share.
I will try to find out as well. 

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tinhvansg Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2017
Please see the picture attached below, can you show me how to change the color of (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) to the color of (6) - Hue:160, Sat:240, Lum:120 ?
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to help me.…
balballadj Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Excusez moi affichage 3840 x 2160
balballadj Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Depuis de nombreuses années j'utilise DarkOne, je viens de changer de PC, un Asus pro affichage2840 x 2160.
A mon grand regret les boutons et les lettres sont illisibles car tout petits, même en changeant d'affichage.
Y a t-il une solution.
Merci par avance
Fizbin69 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
You'll have to run it minimized.
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017
Can someone tell me how to get back my peak meter on my darkone v4 , the stereo mode is not working also, everything is playing in MONO / no signal
fiske1234 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
I would have reinstalled DarkOne. Might be easier than trining to find the problem.
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
Thanks, Fiske1234, I did do that and nothing changes , deleted the program and then reinstalled DarkoneV4 and the nothing changed when I put the cursor on the field it shows no signal

The left and right spec meter is not working and the foobar program is playing in mono, don't know what to do.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2017

Here's what I would do:
Uninstall foobar completely, delete the  foobar folder (including DarkOne), also clean Windows registry from leftovers.
Get a fresh  foobar from here:
Install foobar
When done use Ctrl+P inside foobar --> Components
Click "Get updates"
Then follow the DarkOne manual.

DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Hi Redorbroder, First i must say Dam you are good, it worked like a charm, all is well and now the task to install all the components, i had made an imaging copy or foobar which is kept on another hard drive and roaming can i drop it ovrt this in my systen 86 foobar or do it from scratch, another question i have an external DAC out of my PC how do i find it to play with Foobar i had it befor but cant remember how it was don at the time 3 yrs ago, thanks for your help and support ,you are really amazing, Thank YouJudge  Alien 
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Hello, I tried what you suggested and got back the darkone,but the Album art and the control panel for play, stop FF, Back and the info for the panel for the song Time crashed/got the spectrum meter back and is now working and is playing in stereo again. is there an easy fix for what is mising

Scripting Engine Initialization Failed (DarkOne Control Panel v4.0 build20130322 by tedGo, based on a sample created by T.P. Wang, using partial code by Br3tt, CODE: 0x80020101)
Check the console for more information (Always caused by unexcepted script error).
redorbroder Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2017
I don't understand from your description what's wrong...

To make things easy for you download this FCL:…
Open foobar
Click Ctrl+P
Choose *Columns UI*
Choose *FCL importing and exporting*
Click button *Import*
Point to *DarkOne v4.0 JScript Biography Version - Tedgo - Modified by WilB.fcl*
In new window *Select settings to import" select all
Click "OK" button

Hope this works well for you.
If you are happy with the settings make a backup, same procedure but choose *Export* FCL
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Or another thing i forgot to ask is  biography artist photos working, i only get the writer info and no photo like a few years ago, was there any updates on this, it works on Musicee  program
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Thanks, will definitely give this a try, I have used Darkone for at least 3 yrs and enjoy it / will let you know and thanks again ,Canada
stefano66 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
how can I enter text and photo biography manually? and not automatically from
What kind of file do I need to create and how to make it appear in my biography?
Thanks, that would be very important to me.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
Don't know how to do that, you could ask here:…
stefano66 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
okay, thank you, I was hoping it was simpler.  ;-)
Sayuriiee Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
hi when i m trying to install it i m stuck at the step 1.2 
need help plz
ElHyperion Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2017
Rating through the stars under the playlist doesn't seem to work for me, although I can rate songs in the rating database just fine through other means. Clicking on them does nothing, even although I have Show/Enable rating and Rate to the database selected in the context menu of the stars (show playcounts does nothing btw).

Also, how can I access the code for drawing the artist picture under ELPlaylist? And can I add it to NGP and ESP aswell? I would like to customize it because I don't want to store the artist pictures in every single album folder, only the artist directory, but having ..\artist.jpg set as additional path in the Columns UI/Artwork preferences doesn't seem to do it
drawshot Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
Not sure about your first question, but I was recently trying to change the behavior of the background artist image like you and figured out a solution.

Go to the splitter settings (in the area described in section 1.6 of the user manual), and go to the 'script' tab and 'per track' tab.  Near the top there should be a section for the artist picture.  If you just want to change it to always use the artist.jpg in the parent directory, change the line from this:


to this:


Still wish I could make it default to the artist.jpg file in the album directory if it exists, and fall back on the artist.jpg file in the parent directory otherwise, which would be useful in cases where lineups change significantly over the course of a bands career.
jimsmale Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Help! - I'm going around in circles try to find out how to download the latest Dark One theme.

Where/How can I get it.

Thanks in advance.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Click on "Download" button top right corner, then unpack and read instructions.

jimsmale Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Thanks very much and thanks for not calling me an idiot!

I knew it would be something simple. I did get it yesterday afternoon after my brain switched on. Before that I was looking at the button and thinking it was trying to trick me into downloading 7zip rather than telling me it was a DarkOne file that had been 7zipped.

mickael57280 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
Hi, fantastic skin but I just have a little problem, when I add files on queue and the stop after current option is activated, music stop after each song, and if I desactivate stop after current option, it doesn't stop after each track but don't stop at the end of the queue.

What can I do to have foobar go through my queued list without stop but stop at the end of the queued list?

Thank you
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