Add Enqueue and Play in Foobar options in mp3 right click context menu

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I switched to Foobar recently. It is an awesome media player, but I noticed that for some files (like mp3s) the Enqueue in Foobar option was not present in the right-click context menu. If Foobar was set as the default program, Play in foobar showed up, but the enqueue option still remained missing. Logo_foobar2000

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On further investigation I realised that only the files supported by Windows Media Player did not show the Enqueue in Foobar option.

Though the usual solutions to the problem involve registry modifications, I found a very simple solution to it.

First make sure the Folder Context Menus option is checked in the Library>Configure>Shell Integration in Foobar.

 

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1. Go to Control Panel > Default Programs > Set program access and computer defaults

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2. Choose the Custom configuration.

3. In the section Choose a default media player uncheck Enable access to this program for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player.

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4. you’re done!

The “Enqueue in Foobar” option will be present in the right-click context menu of all audio files now. 🙂

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Thanks to http://www.uberullu.com for the tip.

23 thoughts on “Add Enqueue and Play in Foobar options in mp3 right click context menu

  1. Thanks! Really simple and easy. I’m glad I don’t have to deal with new terms and go to a long list of wikis to get what they mean.

  2. Nice – That’s been bugging me for years! I always wondered why sometimes the enqueue option was missing. I’d never noticed it was for particular file types, I thought it was some sort of intermittent problem.

    Thanks

  3. I know this post is really old but his still works! I haven’t had the enqueue option in years and years but finally remembered it thanks to an old screenshot and I was like I WANT THAT BACK. So this worked, thanks.

  4. Fantastic ! This will forever be in my bookmarks, just in case ! Thank you so much dude 🙂

  5. Forgot the solution, found it again. Seems I’ve been here before, lol. Thank you once again, Al Gore…😜

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