Foobar2000 is a well-known and free desktop music player application. It's loved for its customizability, while remaining easy and intuitive to use.
SMG supports Foobar2000 out-of-the-box. All you have to do is start SMG and Foobar2000, select "foobar" in SMG, and press start.
Despite SMG supporting Foobar2000, SMG relies on Foobar2000 being configured in a specific way. Installing plugins or themes, may change Foobar's settings without you knowing about it. Follow these steps to configure Foobar correctly for use with SMG:
If you're using ColumnsUI, you need to go to
file > preferences > click the arrow left of "Display" in the menu > Colums UI > Main Window Title Textand paste in the following text:
[%album artist% - ]['['%album%[ CD%discnumber%][ #%tracknumber%]']' ]%title%[ '//' %track artist%]$if(%_isplaying%, ' - foobar2000', ' ')
If you haven't installed a fancy Foobar2000 theme, follow the following steps
file > preferences > click the arrow to the left of "Display" in the menu > Default User Interface > Window titlePaste the following text into the "Window title" field:
[%artist% - ]['['%album%[ CD%discnumber%][ #%tracknumber%]']' ]%title%
If you've set Foobar2000 up correctly, and SMG is still not picking up the song info, delete the SMG/config folder, and otherwise contact support.