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Columns UI

Screenshot of Columns UI 0.3.6, busy layout
Columns UI 0.3.6 - busy layout

Screenshot of Columns UI 0.3.6, simple layout
Columns UI 0.3.6 - simple layout
What is it?
A user interface for the foobar2000 audio player which includes the following features:
  • Playlist view with columns, grouping and artwork
  • In-line metadata editing
  • Customisable layout through interchangeable panel and toolbar components
  • Built-in panels: playlist view, artwork view, filter, item details, item properties, playlist list, playlist tabs, tab stack
  • Built-in toolbars: menu, buttons, seekbar, playback order, volume, spectrum analyser
  • More panel and toolbar components available separately (official and third-party)

Download Version Notes
Columns UI Beta version
Columns UI
Columns UI
libgpng and zlib libraries 1.2.44 / 1.2.5 To install, extract to your foobar2000 directory.

Operating system
Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later or Windows Vista.
libpng and zlib libraries
Available above; not required for version and newer.

  • Extract the downloaded archive - using suitable compression software, such as 7-Zip and WinRAR - to the components sub-directory of your foobar2000 directory.
  • Start foobar2000, and select Columns UI from the User Interface Module Selection dialog that appears.


Album List Panel
Panel version of album list. Allows you to browse your music library in a hierarchical structure. Requires Columns UI or newer.

Console Panel
Panel version of console. Displays diagnostic messages. Requires Columns UI or newer.

Provides some in-line search facilities. Requires Columns UI 0.1.3 beta 1 or newer.

Alternate Buttons
You may download the following official alternate button sets by clicking on the image. To import, right click on the buttons toolbar you wish to customise and select the customise option, followed by the tools and "Load from file.." option. Then select the downloaded file.
ASCII button set
ASCII art button set

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