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|developer            = Peter Pawlowski
 
|developer            = Peter Pawlowski
 
|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>
 
|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>
|stable_release      = 1.4.2<ref>{{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/download|Download foobar2000 for Windows}}</ref>
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|stable_release      = 1.6<ref>{{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/download|Download foobar2000 for Windows}}</ref>
|stable_release_date  = 2019-01-21
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|stable_release_date  = 2020-09-02
|preview_release      = 1.4.1 beta 6
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|preview_release      = 1.6.1 beta 1
|preview_release_date = 2018-11-05
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|preview_release_date = 2020-09-02
 
|operating_system    = Windows
 
|operating_system    = Windows
 
|use                  = Media Player
 
|use                  = Media Player
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== Platforms ==
 
== Platforms ==
  
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 [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/foobar2000 Arch Linux native package] maintained by community member.
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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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* [[No Gapless playback]] after version 0.8.3 - to many bugs with all plugins("Fake Gapless"/"Crossfader"/"Skip Silence") from official library, only version 0.8.3 have 100% Gapless mode with plugin "Gap killer" (sha256:438963017626310de5bd5479c8bc66abf240d1ce627a532250b6e8fbcd680774 *foo_dsp_nogaps.dll) (set to 1100ms for CD albums).
 
* 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.
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* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[TAK]], [[AMR]], ''etc.''
 
* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[TAK]], [[AMR]], ''etc.''
  
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]
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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_z 7-Zip], [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/ JMA]
  
 
== Using foobar2000 ==
 
== Using foobar2000 ==

Latest revision as of 18:54, 7 November 2020

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 1.6[2] (September 2, 2020)
Preview release 1.6.1 beta 1 / September 2, 2020
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.
  • No Gapless playback after version 0.8.3 - to many bugs with all plugins("Fake Gapless"/"Crossfader"/"Skip Silence") from official library, only version 0.8.3 have 100% Gapless mode with plugin "Gap killer" (sha256:438963017626310de5bd5479c8bc66abf240d1ce627a532250b6e8fbcd680774 *foo_dsp_nogaps.dll) (set to 1100ms for CD albums).
  • 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