Foobar2000 ~ Installing Analog VU Meters

Adding an analog VU meter to the Foobar2000 Default User Interface

Foobar 2000 Four Panels - Default Analog VU Meters

Foobar2000 – DUI – Four Panels – Default Analog VU Meters

Required component: foo_vis_vumeter.dll

  1. Download foo_vis_vumeter.dll
  2. Navigate to File \ Preferences \ Components
  3. Drag foo_vis_vumeter.dll to the component window
  4. Click Apply and then Ok to restart Foobar
  5. Copy any .bin skin files to the …\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000\user-components\foo_vis_vumeter folder (Shift+File>Browse configuration folder)
  6. Select View \ Layout \ Enable layout editing mode
  7. Right click the tab area in a panel and select Add New Tab
  8. Right click the new tab and rename it “Analog VU Meter” or whatever
  9. Right click the new display area and select Add New UI Element
  10. Select Analog VU Meter from the list (Playback Visualization)
  11. Disable layout editing mode

Right-click the meter:

  • Layout submenu / Horizontal or Vertical / Dual or Single / Mono / Lock Aspect Ratio
  • Select skin

Preferences / Advanced / Display / VU Meter:

  • VU meter sensitivity – Default left and right preamp (db): 20 and rise time(s) 0.20s

Mouse wheel (over meters)

  • Adjusts meter sensitivity
Analog VU Meter Skin Gallery
Sources: (Russian)

33 responses to “Foobar2000 ~ Installing Analog VU Meters

  1. Thank you for the update. Tried the links you shared but same result. ‘Access Denied’ . If you need screen grabs of the issue let me know.


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  3. To make it work correctly and change among the meter styles you have to put the .bin files in: C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\components. Ciao


  4. Hello! im facing an issue,here is no folder for skin installing! i tried to put them on the user-component folder and i created a foo_vis_vumeter folder and put the files in and nothing! any clue?


  5. Bonjour,
    Je suis parvenu à déplacer les Vu-Mètres, étape suivante:
    1 – redimensionner la fenêtre “vu-mètre”
    2- placer les onglets au dessus de cette fenêtre
    3- insertion des pochettes dans la fenêtre au dessus des vu-mètre
    Merci beaucoup, bonne journée


  6. Bonjour,
    Merci pour votre tuto, c’est super, deux questions :
    1 – je n’ai récupere que le “Vu métre” par defaut, où récupérer ls fichiers “.bin” ?
    2 – comment faites vous pour faire glisser les vu mètres au bas de la fenêtre ?
    Meci de votre réponse

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  8. Hello. When I right click on the VMU meters and then select “layout” there is no “skins” option. Everything else is there Left+ Right, Left Only, Right Only, Mono, etc, but no “skin”.

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  9. Outstanding tutorial with all the relevant links that actually work, thanks. I updated my Fooobar to the latest version which messed up the VU plugin I already had. This article helped to reset everything and even let me use some new .BINs. Thanks again

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