Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. It is a convenient and flexible media player that can be customized to suit your specific needs and preferences.
Foobar2000 does need a fair amount of time to tweak and setup, but once you are done you can use it in just about any way you need to manage your media library.
Key Features include:
- Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, and SND.
- Gapless playback.
- Full unicode support.
- Easily customizable user interface layout.
- Advanced tagging capabilities.
- Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
- Full ReplayGain support.
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
- Open component architecture.
When you first install and setup the interface appears a tad bleak, but in reality it hides some powerful features and a vast array of customizable options. You can choose the Quick Setup option, or you can go make individual selections regarding the type of information you would like to see displayed. If you need, there are skins available to download as well.
Foobar2000 is a great audio tool to have in your collection of apps. It is lightweight, has a small operating footprint and has some nice features. It has full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. On the downside, it isn’t that easy to navigate if you are a novice. However, there is some help documentation available to assist those less experienced users.
Removed ReplaceFile() API use (introduced in earlier 1.4 series) due to error codes that do not let us retry-loop on file-in-use.
Improved visual feedback of button-in-editbox control, used in various parts of the app.
Default UI status bar segment width tweaks.
Worked around Preferences / DSP page crashes due to certain DSP component using broken modal dialogs - allowing the Preferences dialog to be closed while a DSP configuration dialog is still active.
Added probing of apparent MP3 streams in Matroska files to detect MP2 disguised as MP3. Note that we already do this for MP4, where many other apps incorrectly report audio codec as MP3 when the actual data is MP2.
Content Group metadata mapping fixes.
In Default UI playlist, cursor-follows-playback now results in view centering on the newly focused track, if it's not visible before.
Skip Silence DSP bug fixes.
Made possible to reorder decoder priority list via context menu.