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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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Sunshy34 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019

First of all I want to congratulate you for this beautiful skin, it is just beautiful.
I have two questions for you.
1 => is it possible to change the color indicated in 1 on my image?
2 => on your capture it is indicated the total number of the tracks, on my capture in 2 it is missing, how to make it appear?

Thanking you in advance.

2019-04-11 071117 by Sunshy34  

PS:  I do not speak English, so sorry if Google translation has translated poorly.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago

You have to edit the meta data for each album.
Mark the album --> right click --> select properties --> set total tracks
Done! :D

I don't know how to change the color in library but I'm shure it can be done somehow.

Best regards
dbenyakar Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2019
Hi. Just installed and configured as in the PDF. However, when I exited Foobar2000 I was prompted by a popup saying that the configuration file could not be written (object could not be found).
I pressed retry but no change. then it just closed and all changes went back to default.
What could be the reason for that?
Jakovsky Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
any way to make the albums with different artists stack up under "ELP" at the right?
redorbroder Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019

Do you mean like this:…
For that you need to edit the metadata for the album.

I prefer to change/edit the metadata so it looks like this:…

Couldn't figure out if you can edit the metadata for an complete album using foobar.
You can do it one by one manually.
I use another tool, not free, for editing metadata, it can edit the complete album.
Maybe you could find a free one?

Kind regards
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019
Hi Redorbroder, Did anyone know how is Tedgo doing
taegyeongee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
why is the manual.pdf not opening for me?
redorbroder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
use search engine...…
one result/solution:

wiseson52 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2019
A Very Happy Year 2019 to Everyone!

Hi Tedgo,

I have been using your excellent and spectacular DarkOne for as long as I can remember!

However, since I upgraded from Windows 10 v1803 (DarkOne was still working well) to v1809 I faced this DarkOne issue ("Aw, crashed :("). Affected area: all JScript Panel Configurtions

May I get assistance from anyone who had similar experience to correct this issue (see attachment).

Thanking you I hope to hear from you soon.

gliderboy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019
I had the exact same problem, but to my surprise I managed to fix it. Here's what you have to do:

1>  Run Foobar
2>  Clear all the error message boxes
3>  Right click on a panel that has failed to load (where you have the "aw crashed" message).
4>  Select 'configure', and then go to the Script Engine drop down menu and change the engine from 'JScript' to 'JScript9' and the panel will load.
5>  Repeat for each panel that had the "aw crashed" message.
6>  you only have to do this once, and then Foobar runs normally thereafter with no error messages.

I believe the problem was indeed caused by a microsoft update.

deviantmirko Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2018
Hey! love this skin, i customized it for myself a little bit (took me quite a while) but i was wondering that the "playing" cover on the right isn't showing up. Is there anything i can do to see the cover at this spot?
   Foo by deviantmirko  
redorbroder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018

The link to your screendump isn't working.
Perhaps this is what you looking for:

Fizbin69 posted this on Mar 28, 2016…

Scroll down a bit, almost to the end of page 4.

You can make it so it will show the cover but not the cover AND "Playing" (via the Playing.png file) at the same time. It's either one or the other. I can provide the details of displaying the cover only if you request.

Right click anywhere on your ELP Playlist and select Settings. Then click Group Header tab and scroll down to the bottom until you see this code:



And then substitute that code for this code:



Click OK...Done!
deviantmirko Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2018
It works, thank you! <3 
redorbroder Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018
Great! Would be cool to see your edited skin!

Best regards
cucurbitulae Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
I installed the theme and it's not even loaded.
I changed the downloaded file to .exe, applied it, and opened Foobar2000 (and it didn't update the layout).
Are there any other steps to do?
redorbroder Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018

There is a Manual_v4.0.pdf, you'll find it in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\themes\DarkOne_v4.0
Your path to DarkOne_v4.0 folder could be different.
Read it and you'll get all the info needed.

Best regards
Dampile Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018

Since I install this theme (7 days ago), after closing foobar a popup window appears saying that foobar has crashed.

Is it normal?

DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Hi, does any one know how to fix the artist view on BIO from last fm changes ,i was playing around with different jscrips version and got connected to last fm and saw the artist but when the album was changed to a different on it crashed ,buy when i hit refresh it showed up, only when refresh it done then it  shows up. can some help, thanks
redorbroder Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
I don't understand what your issue is?
You could upload a screenshot to show what's happening.

Best regards
DayWalkerUnderWorld Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
Hi Frupic, Thanks for the response, but i got the DarkoneV4 to show the artist  in BIO (Lastfm)   from hydrogen audio . I added Jscript 2.1.8 latest version of  foobar and a new DarkoneV4 update, and it works again. 
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.
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