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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 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

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 : fav.me/d346dad
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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 )
:iconmstout:
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!
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconltballzacki:
LtBallzacki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
The second link to the foo_wave_seekbar is broken.
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:iconltballzacki:
LtBallzacki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
It ended up working with out that installed. Nice job man looks great!
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:iconhatchling82:
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?
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:icontidalwaves999:
tidalwaves999 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This looks very nice!
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you :)
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:iconhatchling82:
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)
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:icontipezuke:
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: 
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:iconmidentman:
MiDentman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Helo,

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

edit
Nevermind, figured it out using %album artist%
Thanks for the awesome job!
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:iconkingsriver64:
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?
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:iconelshagon:
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.  
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:iconcswinnall:
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.

CSWinnall
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:iconfluet:
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:

WshShell.run("www.last.fm/music/"+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 !
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
je tâche de te répondre dès que j'aurais réinstallé TECH
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:iconelshagon:
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!"
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:iconbr3tt:
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!
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:iconbarbaranalex:
BarbaranAlex Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General 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).
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconbarbaranalex:
BarbaranAlex Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icongridirontrenches:
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!
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:iconrockinkaj:
rockinkaj Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Fantastic thanks so much
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:iconsercurio:
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.

Regards.
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:iconkoblizekdk:
KoblizekDK Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Awesome skin! However, how do I make repeat work? It's not working for me.
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
all is fine, you should explain with more accuracy your broblem exactly
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:iconkoblizekdk:
KoblizekDK Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Reinstalled the skin and it works just fine. Thanks for nice work.
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:iconlastquark:
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.
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:iconlaboccia:
laboccia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Mi piace molto, ma vorrei aprire wikipedia e last.fm in italiano dal menu superiore centrale
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:iconlaboccia:
laboccia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Mi piace un sacco, ma vorrei poter aprire wikipedia e last.fm in italiano dal menu superiore centrale
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:iconkr0wniak:
Kr0wniaK Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so fucking hard and confusing to do...
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:iconhagar1200:
Hagar1200 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
NICE...Really NICE.

However any chance of telling me how to change the text color in the right column? Its to dark and unreadable from the back of the room.

And add context head such as "Date" and rating?
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:iconhagar1200:
Hagar1200 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Nice, very nice and almost perfect.

How can I change the font color on the right hand side so its not black and is there an option to show the date field/ratings as well?

Thanx
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xXxLoliHunterxXx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I really love this foobar2000 config. Makes it look really great. I have spent a lot of time setting it up just the way I want, but I have one issue.

I have changed a lot of font colors to my liking, but I cannot find out how to change one particular font color. It's the one you can see in your main image that greenish/yellow in the top left for "Artist", "Album", and "Title". It seems to also be the same color for the file type info on the right for the format, bitrate, etc, as well as all the left most titles under "Track Info". I really want to change these to red but haven't found out how, any help would be appreciated.

Also, really good job! Favorited for sure.
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:icondamirman:
DaMiRmAn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best skin for foobar!!! Amazing work :happybounce: 
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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:iconxixxixorx:
xixxixorx Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Just wow. This is something else. Is that largely PanelStackSplitter code? I wanna find myself good enough to make a skin on this level. You have any pointers to reading material?
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
-Thanks, if you like, don't forget to add it to your favorites!

-Yes, Panel Stack Splitter and WSH Panel Mod panels (jscript)

-Here is a good start point if you want to learn skinning foobar2000: fav.me/d6qfszf

HTH
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xixxixorx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's quite a resource. My thanks.
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome ;)
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Megamax10 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Great work at all - congratulation!! For my old eyes Font size is a little bit to small. So please can you tell me how to change it.  Many thanks!!!
Greetings from Austria!
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:iconrissol:
rissol Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Out of this world, awesome config. Congrats
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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Tahnk you, 4 years old but still at the top :) ... i should create Tech 2.0 one day :p
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:iconhekee:
hekee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
excellent skin, thank you!!
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:iconmerlin58:
merlin58 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014

Hi


Great skin! Again. I was wondering if it is possible to move the wave seek bar from the bottom and place it above the playlist area. So it nestles between the top left and right modules and the playlists.


Cheers merlin

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:iconbr3tt:
Br3tt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks.
what do you mean by "possible" ?
1. do skinning allow a such layout by modifying the skin scripts and parameters ? => answer is yes
2. could somebody do it ? => someone that have nothing better to do maybe, you'll need to find him 'cause it's not me.
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merlin58 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thanx
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