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foobar2000 is a free music player for Windows. It features multiple playlists, streaming, ReplayGain support, extensive plug-ins support and more.

Supported formats


Supported through plug-ins:

In addition, foobar2000 can also play music directly from compressed RAR, ZIP and 7-ZIP archives without requiring the user to extract the files prior to playing.

User Interface


By default foobar2000 uses the standard interface, foo_ui_standard. This interface is based around a tabbed list of playlists. Playlists are then formatted according to the title formatting strings entered by the user. These allow access to tag data, as well as information about the state of the program in the playlist display.


foo_ui_columns is an extension of the ideas used in the standard interface. It takes the open area of the playlist and divides it into one or more columns that have individual formatting strings. Recent versions of Columns have also added support for UI Extension panels which appear in Columns UI's sidebar. To date panels for viewing the database, track info, album art, playback buttons, volumebars and visualizations have all been created.

Because of the useful extensions to the Standard UI, Columns is rapidly becoming popular and continues to be under rapid development.

Columns UI FAQ

Columns UI documentation

Supported languages

  • English

Supported platforms

  • Windows

No known plans exists to port it to other platforms, but attempts have been made, with varying degrees of success, to run foobar2000 on x86 Linux systems by using Wine.


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