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|name                = foobar2000
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|caption              = Screenshot of foobar2000 v1.0 using the default user interface
'''foobar2000''' is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
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|developer            = Peter Pawlowski
 
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|released            = {{start date and age|2002|12|20}}<ref>{{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,4997.0.html|Official Foobar2000 site & Foobar2000 0.3 & SDK!}}</ref>
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|stable_release      = 1.5<ref>{{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/download|Download foobar2000 for Windows}}</ref>
'''The latest stable version is:''' [http://www.foobar2000.org/download v1.0.2]
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|stable_release_date  = 2019-11-29
 
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|preview_release      = 1.5 beta 21
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|preview_release_date = 2019-11-12
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|operating_system    = Windows
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|use                  = Media Player
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|license              = Proprietary, BSD
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|website              = [http://www.foobar2000.org/ foobar2000.org]
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'''foobar2000''' is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full Unicode support, [[ReplayGain]] support and native support for several popular audio formats.
  
 
== Platforms ==
 
== Platforms ==
  
foobar2000 has been written specifically for the Windows platform and there are no plans to port it to any others. However, while not officially supported, it is known to [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=24&t=6349&hl=wine run on Linux] and Mac OS X through [http://www.winehq.org/ Wine] and [http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/ WineBottler], respectively.
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foobar2000 has been written specifically for the Windows platform, and there are no plans to port it to any others. However, although not officially supported, it is known to run on [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=54933 Linux] and [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=77261 Mac OS X] through Wine and WineBottler, respectively. Also there is an [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/foobar2000 Arch Linux native package] maintained by a community member.
  
 
== Features ==
 
== Features ==
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* Full Unicode support: File names, user interface, tagging, etc.
 
* Full Unicode support: File names, user interface, tagging, etc.
 
* [[ReplayGain]] support: Both playback and writing ReplayGain information to file tags.
 
* [[ReplayGain]] support: Both playback and writing ReplayGain information to file tags.
* [[Gapless]] playback.
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* [[Gapless playback]].
 
* Advanced [[tagging]] capabilities - through built-in [[foobar2000:Properties|Properties dialog]] and various optional tagging-related components.
 
* Advanced [[tagging]] capabilities - through built-in [[foobar2000:Properties|Properties dialog]] and various optional tagging-related components.
 
* Built-in [[foobar2000:Preferences:Media Library|Media Library]] functionality.
 
* Built-in [[foobar2000:Preferences:Media Library|Media Library]] functionality.
 
** Intuitive [[foobar2000:Query syntax|query syntax]] for searching the Media Library.
 
** Intuitive [[foobar2000:Query syntax|query syntax]] for searching the Media Library.
** [[foobar2000:Autoplaylist|Autoplaylist]] support: Generate dynamically updating playlists based on queries.
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** Autoplaylist support: Generate dynamically updating playlists based on queries.
 
* [[foobar2000:Preferences:General:Keyboard Shortcuts|Customizable keyboard shortcuts]].
 
* [[foobar2000:Preferences:General:Keyboard Shortcuts|Customizable keyboard shortcuts]].
* Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the [[Foobar2000:Converter|Converter component]] (requires external commandline encoder executables for different output formats).
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* Support for [[transcoding]] all supported audio formats using the [[Foobar2000:Converter|Converter component]] (requires external command-line encoder executables for different output formats).
 
* [[Secure_ripping|Secure]] [[foobar2000:Ripping CDs|CD ripping]].
 
* [[Secure_ripping|Secure]] [[foobar2000:Ripping CDs|CD ripping]].
 
* Streaming support.
 
* Streaming support.
 
* Efficient handling of large playlists.
 
* Efficient handling of large playlists.
 
* [[foobar2000:Components/Default_user_interface_%28foo_ui_std%29|User interface]] with simple configuration to create even complex layouts quickly and easily.
 
* [[foobar2000:Components/Default_user_interface_%28foo_ui_std%29|User interface]] with simple configuration to create even complex layouts quickly and easily.
* Highly customizable display of track information using [[foobar2000:Titleformat_Introduction|title formating scripts]].
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* Highly customizable display of track information using [[foobar2000:Titleformat_Introduction|title formatting scripts]].
 
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== Supported Audio Formats ==
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Native Support ("out-of-the-box"):
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* [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MP4]], [[Musepack]], [[AAC]], [[Ogg Vorbis]], [[FLAC]] / Ogg FLAC, [[Speex]], [[WavPack]], [[WAV]], [[AIFF]], [[AU|AU/SND]], [[CDDA]], [[WMA]], [[Matroska]].
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==Supported audio formats==
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Natively supported ("out-of-the-box"):
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* [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MP4]], [[Musepack]], [[AAC]], [[Ogg Vorbis]], [[FLAC]] / Ogg FLAC, [[Speex]], [[WavPack]], [[WAV]], [[AIFF]], [[AU|AU/SND]], [[CDDA]], [[WMA]], [[Matroska]], [[ALAC]], [[MMS]], [[RSTP]], [[Opus]].
 
Supported through optional components:
 
Supported through optional components:
* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[ALAC]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[MMS]], [[RSTP]], [[TAK]], [[AMR]], etc.
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* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[TAK]], [[AMR]], ''etc.''
  
In addition, foobar2000 can also play music directly from compressed ZIP and without requiring the user to extract the files prior to playing. More archive formats supported through additional components: [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/ JMA], [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/ LHA].
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In addition, foobar2000 can also play audio files within ZIP and RAR archives (typically compressed) directly, ''i.e.'' without requiring the user to extract the files first. More archive formats are supported ''via'' additional components: [http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_unpack_lha LHA/LZH], [http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_unpack_7z 7-Zip], [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/ JMA]
  
 
== Using foobar2000 ==
 
== Using foobar2000 ==
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/FAQ foobar2000 FAQ]
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* [[foobar2000:components|foobar2000 Components]]
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=== Important pages ===
* [[foobar2000:Directories|foobar2000 Directories]]
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* {{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ}}
* [[foobar2000:Encouraged Tag Standards|foobar2000 Encouraged Tag Standards]]
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* [[foobar2000:components|foobar2000 components]]
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* [[foobar2000:Encouraged Tag Standards|foobar2000 encouraged tag standards]]
 
* [[foobar2000:FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ (unofficial)]]
 
* [[foobar2000:FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ (unofficial)]]
* [http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Category:Foobar2000_Guides foobar2000 Guides (category)]
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* [[:Category:Foobar2000_Guides|foobar2000 guides (category)]]
* [http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Category:Foobar2000_Preferences foobar2000 Preferences (category)]
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* [[:Category:Foobar2000_Preferences|foobar2000 preferences (category)]]
=== Technical Information ===
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* [[foobar2000:ID3 Tag Mapping|ID3 Tag Mapping]]
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=== Specific Guides ===
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=== Specific guides ===
* [[foobar2000:Preferences|Preferences Dialog]]
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'''Preferences'''
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences|Preferences dialog]]
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'''Metadata'''
 
* [[foobar2000:Properties|Tag editing: the Properties dialog]]
 
* [[foobar2000:Properties|Tag editing: the Properties dialog]]
* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Introduction|Introduction to titleformat scripts]]
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* [[foobar2000:Query syntax|Query Syntax]]: details of Syntax for querying metadata.
* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Reference|Titleformat Reference]] - Quick-Reference for fields and functions
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* [[foobar2000:Query syntax|Query Syntax]] - Details of Syntax for querying metadata.
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'''Title formatting'''
* [[foobar2000:File operations|File operations dialog]] - Move, copy, rename, and delete files from within foobar2000
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* [[foobar2000:Title Formatting Introduction|Introduction to titleformat scripts]]
* [[foobar2000:Commandline Guide|Commandline Usage]]
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* [[foobar2000:Title Formatting Reference|Titleformat Reference]]: reference guide to all fields and functions
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* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Examples|Titleformat Examples]]: user-submitted code for various purposes; submit your own!
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'''Others'''
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* [[foobar2000:File operations|File operations dialog]]: move, copy, rename, and delete files from within foobar2000
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* [[foobar2000:Commandline Guide|Commandline usage]]
  
 
=== External Guides ===
 
=== External Guides ===
* [http://foobar2000.audiohq.de/ Frank Bicking's German-language guide].
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* [http://www.audiohq.de/viewforum.php?id=27 German-language guides]
 
* [http://foobar2000.xrea.jp/ fb2k Wiki Page] for Japanese users.
 
* [http://foobar2000.xrea.jp/ fb2k Wiki Page] for Japanese users.
 
* [http://winamp2foobar.blogspot.com Winamp To Foobar Guide] with information relevant for general users also.
 
* [http://winamp2foobar.blogspot.com Winamp To Foobar Guide] with information relevant for general users also.
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=== Technical information ===
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* [[foobar2000:ID3 Tag Mapping|ID3 Tag Mapping]]
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* [[foobar2000:Metadata Compatibility|Metadata Compatibility]]: information about compatibility with metadata written by other applications
  
 
== Important Links ==
 
== Important Links ==
=== Official Site ===
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=== Official site ===
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Homepage]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Homepage]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/download foobar2000.org: Download]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/download foobar2000.org: Download]
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=== Community ===
 
=== Community ===
* [http://forums.foobar2000.org/ Official foobar2000 forum]
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* Official IRC Channel: #foobar2000 on [http://freenode.net/ freenode]
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/board,28.0.html|foobar2000 Forums}}
 
* [http://foobar-users.de/ German Support Forum]
 
* [http://foobar-users.de/ German Support Forum]
 
* [http://foobar2000.pl/ Polish Support Forum]
 
* [http://foobar2000.pl/ Polish Support Forum]
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=== Appearance ===
 
=== Appearance ===
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=61333 Default UI .fth Thread] Fast Way To Clone Another's DUI Configuration.
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,61333.0.html|Default UI .fth thread}} (fast way to clone another's DUI configuration)
 
* [[foobar2000:Preferences:Columns UI/Appearance|Columns UI appearance customization guides]]
 
* [[foobar2000:Preferences:Columns UI/Appearance|Columns UI appearance customization guides]]
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31027 Columns UI configurations]
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,31027.0.html|Columns UI configurations}}
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{{Software Infobox|
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== References ==
|name = foobar2000
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<references/>
|screenshot = [[Image:Foobar2000-1.0-default-ui.png|250px]]
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|caption = Screenshot of foobar2000 v1.0 using the default user interface
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|maintainer = Peter Pawlowski
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|stable_release = 1.0.2
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|preview_release =  
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|operating_system = Windows
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|use = Media Player
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|license = Proprietary, BSD
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|website = [http://www.foobar2000.org/ www.foobar2000.org]
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[[Category:foobar2000]]
 
[[Category:foobar2000]]

Latest revision as of 15:04, 29 November 2019

foobar2000
foobar2000
Foobar2000 Logo.png
Foobar2000-1.0-default-ui.png
Screenshot of foobar2000 v1.0 using the default user interface
Developer(s) Peter Pawlowski
Release information
Initial release December 20, 2002; 18 years ago[1]
Stable release 1.5[2] (November 29, 2019)
Preview release 1.5 beta 21 / November 12, 2019
Compatibility
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Media Player
License Proprietary, BSD
Website foobar2000.org

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full Unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

Platforms[edit]

foobar2000 has been written specifically for the Windows platform, and there are no plans to port it to any others. However, although not officially supported, it is known to run on Linux and Mac OS X through Wine and WineBottler, respectively. Also there is an Arch Linux native package maintained by a community member.

Features[edit]

  • Powerful open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player, including the ability to fully replace the user interface.
  • Full Unicode support: File names, user interface, tagging, etc.
  • ReplayGain support: Both playback and writing ReplayGain information to file tags.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities - through built-in Properties dialog and various optional tagging-related components.
  • Built-in Media Library functionality.
    • Intuitive query syntax for searching the Media Library.
    • Autoplaylist support: Generate dynamically updating playlists based on queries.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (requires external command-line encoder executables for different output formats).
  • Secure CD ripping.
  • Streaming support.
  • Efficient handling of large playlists.
  • User interface with simple configuration to create even complex layouts quickly and easily.
  • Highly customizable display of track information using title formatting scripts.

Supported audio formats[edit]

Natively supported ("out-of-the-box"):

Supported through optional components:

In addition, foobar2000 can also play audio files within ZIP and RAR archives (typically compressed) directly, i.e. without requiring the user to extract the files first. More archive formats are supported via additional components: LHA/LZH, 7-Zip, JMA

Using foobar2000[edit]

Important pages[edit]

Specific guides[edit]

Preferences

Metadata

Title formatting

Others

External Guides[edit]

Technical information[edit]

Important Links[edit]

Official site[edit]

Community[edit]

Appearance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Official Foobar2000 site & Foobar2000 0.3 & SDK! on hydrogenaudio
  2. Download foobar2000 for Windows on foobar2000.org