Brumal’s Winter Foobar
March 5th, 2007, posted by brumal

I am really enjoying the configuration possibilities of PanelsUI. You can, pretty much, design any interface you want now. I’m not much for complex interfaces that have 17 different views or tiny windows that can only display 5 tracks and a poststamp sized album cover. I like plenty of room for a nice sized cover and long titles (especially for classical music). With that in mind, I present my latest foobar interface for PanelsUI…


Download here.

25 Responses to “Brumal’s Winter Foobar”

  1. funKiE Says:

    It’s so awesome, it’s almost unbelievable! I think I’m going to do a mix up of your code with FofR’s code :) .

    Very neat thanks for sharing ! :D

  2. Bastian Says:

    Sooo… None of my images are working, and I played with it, but had to reinstall it 3 times ;-)
    I have *.jpg and *.png in my folders, and I’d like to have them on display.
    So, $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,folder.*))
    Should be change to what then?

    Sorry, completly lost…

  3. Numerik Says:

    this is simple. change the $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,folder.*)) to $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,*.jpg)) and all of your jpeg appears, for the png add the same line but change *.jpg to *.png

  4. Bastian Says:

    Ah yeah. Figured it out after I just couldn’t go to sleep because of that… hehe.

    So, anybody else got “metadb_handle leaks: 1 objects” error? Comes up sometimes when I close foobar…

  5. kosaz Says:

    First of all thank you for this awesome “skin”.

    I have the same metadb error now. I figured it out some time ago, but after reinstall i don’t remember how to fix it.
    Is there any way to add volume slider to this interface?
    Now that i don’t have it, i’m really missing it.

  6. zoomlin Says:

    can somebody post this config with normal viewing of albumart. I try this [quote]#

    this is simple. change the $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,folder.*)) to $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,*.jpg)) and all of your jpeg appears, for the png add the same line but change *.jpg to *.png
    # Bastian Says: [/quote]
    but it don’t work for me. Fofr config work fine…

  7. brumal Says:

    What is “normal viewing of album art”? Where do you keep your album art and maybe I can post a string that will work.

  8. zoomlin Says:

    I keep it in folder with mp3s, but where i must edit this string? when i change it in your config whith notepad, it don’t work anymore and foobar doesn’t start(sorry for my bad english I’m from russia)

  9. jodis Says:

    Is it possible to get the album art images to cycle between all the images in a folder, like in album art panel? — and multiple sources?

  10. FanofTHIS! Says:

    Wow, just what I was looking for a Full screen audio player, this is truly fantastic since this PanelsUI came out only a month ago?

    anyway I was wondering I have .cue files, few due this and I cannot figure out why(formatted exactly the same), they have red text and artists are to the left italicized. pic included

  11. Sea_Parrot Says:

    change the $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,folder.*)) to $puts(albumartsrc,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,*.jpg))

    Sorry, but how do I get to this line of code ? My album art is not showing up either, but I’m not sure where to find this.


  12. FanofTHIS! Says:

    wow that took days to post but I figured it out, ‘Various Artists’ as the ‘Album Artist’ this skin still rules!

  13. FanofTHIS! Says:

    A great addition would be a volume bar!(streaming purposes)
    I found this off a jap BBS it works for me ^^
    // ——————
    $drawrect(0,$sub(%_height%,28),%_width%,28,brushcolor-239-235-219 pencolor-null)
    $panel(Playback order,Playback order,$sub(%_width%,165),$sub(%_height%,24),165,24,)

  14. nemil2k5 Says:

    Hey Brumal, thats a pretty cool foobar skin. Is there anyway to sort the playlist by artist rather than by filepath. I tried grouping by %artist% %album%, but that didn’t help at all.

    i couldn’t reset the toolbars to show file, edit etc. so let me know if you can sort by artist. I also tried putting a shortcut for “Sort by artist”, but that also didn’t work for me.

  15. cmdrpaddy Says:

    Hey, I was wondering how you would change the playlist switcher on the right panel to a playlist tree?

  16. cmdrpaddy Says:

    its ok i figured it out

  17. sidjames Says:

    fantastic – very new to messing about with foobar components but this is great – theres only one thing id possibly want to change .. is it possible to change the priority of the two panes on the right hand side so that the top one (album art for instance) doesnt shrink and disappear when you reduce the height of the main window? the picture at the bottom is lovely but i reckon itd be cool to have just the album cover and basic track info as a small mini player…

  18. kinsleth Says:

    love this layout! i can get everything to work fine except for the single column playlist. it doesnt separate by album as it should, but rather lumps all tracks together. Furthermore it only displays the track title until selected, which it then displays ‘artist – track title’

    Any help would be appreciated!

  19. kinsleth Says:

    nevermind, it’s because of the new UI panels revamp :p

  20. centos Says:

    Hi, I´m also having problem with images. I´ve been trying to figure it out for last three hours and I´m definitely desperate. The same thing happens also in Treeline config.
    Screenshots are here:

    foobar in C:\Program Files\foobar2000
    images for both configs in C:\Program Files\foobar2000\images\brumal-winter and C:\Program Files\foobar2000\images\brumal-treeline
    PanelsUI in C:\Program Files\foobar2000\PanelsUI

    FofR´s config worked fine, but I don´t like black and this Brumal´s config is very similar to my own foobar config.
    I would ask on official forum if I hadn´t problems with registering :)
    Thanks for all your help.

  21. centos Says:

    Solved by moving the images folder into PanelsUI folder :)

  22. Brian Says:


    first of all, that’s one wonderful skin there you made.
    I’ve downloaded the pui and pics and done what you wrote in the txt, but it’s not working for me.
    Isn’t there a config missing?


  23. [tourist].Tam Says:

    I am using the config of Habla (here: on my old version of foobar. I was really happy with it, until I saw that one. And it made me think: “I want that!”. But the more I compare the two and the more I see why I like the former config. Plus the fact that I have to go back on learning again new stuff for just “another” config. Yeah I know it is a bit of a reductive comment, but in my opinion, a version of foobar that doesn’t break it more than I really need. :p


  24. diji Says:

    i just found out about foobar and found this kindly nice-lookin “skin”; but – it wasnt just that.

    Then i read about “REQUIRED COMPONENTS” in the readme.
    AYE, as i am a more or less ordinary human with some extra skills of gaming and the right age of having my own car etc – i didnt understand a thing about this.

    as i do guess – you like having this difficulty to “code” it by urself – but i dont get this working.

    —> Isnt there just any SIMPLE and CLEAR “zip/rar”-package, wich you can download – and everything gets 100%?

    and good night :)

    Yarr iwn ze noob.
    if the answer of my question is yes – feel free to send/link/email me at diji1337 @

  25. Johan Says:

    Can you make the album-art appear if it’s integrated into the .mp3-file (in a tag, that is)?