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'''Preview'''<br />
 
'''Preview'''<br />
Seek lets the user play their tracks as previews, whose length can be chosen in the options from several lengths (in seconds); there is also a default length defined in the preferences. Therefore, in contrast to [[Foobar2000:Components/Preview (foo preview)
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Seek lets the user play their tracks as previews, whose length can be chosen in the options from several lengths (in seconds); there is also a default length defined in the preferences. Therefore, in contrast to [[Foobar2000:Components/Preview (foo preview)|foo_preview]], the user can quickly change the preview length on-the-fly whilst listening to the previews. Furthermore, the user has the option to begin the preview from a given point where they have clicked or dragged the seekbar, rather than from a fixed point.
|foo_preview]], the user can quickly change the preview length on-the-fly whilst listening to the previews. Furthermore, the user has the option to begin the preview from a given point where s/he has clicked or dragged the seekbar, rather than from a fixed point.
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'''Fast Forward/Rewind'''<br />
 
'''Fast Forward/Rewind'''<br />
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'''Loop'''<br />
 
'''Loop'''<br />
Here the user can create a loop, whose length is again selectable in foo_seek’s preferences. Also, s/he can change the looped part of a track simply by dragging the seekbar. The preferences offer the option to start the loop in the next track either on a fixed point, or from a point where the user has clicked or dropped the seekbar. In the latter case, the user is able to compare the same part of a piece of music between different versions: by simply pressing the Next button, the loop repeats between the same time-points as for the previous track. Last but not least, there is a mode that offers a '''Repeat A–B''' functionality.
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Here the user can create a loop, whose length is again selectable in foo_seek’s preferences. Also, they can change the looped part of a track simply by dragging the seekbar. The preferences offer the option to start the loop in the next track either on a fixed point, or from a point where the user has clicked or dropped the seekbar. In the latter case, the user is able to compare the same part of a piece of music between different versions: by simply pressing the Next button, the loop repeats between the same time-points as for the previous track. Last but not least, there is a mode that offers a '''Repeat A–B''' functionality.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88654 foo_seek.dll] at Hydrogenaudio forums
 
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88654 foo_seek.dll] at Hydrogenaudio forums
 
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=89964 q_stankovic’s topic], upon which this article is based
 
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=89964 q_stankovic’s topic], upon which this article is based

Latest revision as of 14:05, 11 June 2021

Seek (foo_seek), developed by Hydrogenaudio user grimes, is a component that offers different ways of seeking inside one or more tracks.

Features[edit]

The component provides three features:

Preview
Seek lets the user play their tracks as previews, whose length can be chosen in the options from several lengths (in seconds); there is also a default length defined in the preferences. Therefore, in contrast to foo_preview, the user can quickly change the preview length on-the-fly whilst listening to the previews. Furthermore, the user has the option to begin the preview from a given point where they have clicked or dragged the seekbar, rather than from a fixed point.

Fast Forward/Rewind
This feature imitates the behaviour of seeking inside an analogue tape: a part of the track is played, then the playback jumps to a position further ahead or behind to play another part, and so on. The periods for both playback time and moving forward/backward are definable in Seek’s preferences.

Loop
Here the user can create a loop, whose length is again selectable in foo_seek’s preferences. Also, they can change the looped part of a track simply by dragging the seekbar. The preferences offer the option to start the loop in the next track either on a fixed point, or from a point where the user has clicked or dropped the seekbar. In the latter case, the user is able to compare the same part of a piece of music between different versions: by simply pressing the Next button, the loop repeats between the same time-points as for the previous track. Last but not least, there is a mode that offers a Repeat A–B functionality.

External links[edit]