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Custom Vorbis Tag Search: Hello Foobar!

August 28, 2004

In an earlier post, I was wondering if there were a way to search custom vorbis tags for things that I add to my classical music like conductor, orchestra, etc. I now have my answer.

Turns out, I was using the wrong player. I’ve never liked Winamp as much since (the now dead) version 3 and their newest 5. It is too bloated for my taste. I began trying out Foobar a few days ago, and so far I don’t see myself going back to Winamp. It is smaller, simpler, yet highly customizable to suite your own taste. Winamp users should give it a try.

Oh, and did I mention, I can now search my custom Vorbis tags? In Foobar, goto Preferences –> Display, and under playlist search, I added the custom tags I use under ‘fields to scan’: orchestra, conductor, and label. You can add any tag you might use as well, be it anything from pianist, violinist, performer, or whatever. Now I can load up my music and find all the recordings I have with Ormandy conducting or the New York Phil playing. Sweeeeet.