Foobar2000:Free Encoder Pack

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foobar2000 Free Encoder Pack

Developer(s) Peter Pawlowski
Release information
Initial release Unknown
Stable release 2019-08-04 (August 4, 2019)
Preview release
Compatibility
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Encoder distribution
License Various, inc. GPL
Website {{{website}}}

The Free Encoder Pack gives foobar2000 users the ability to utilize additional command-line encoders when converting audio files.

For standard installations of foobar2000, the files are extracted to a new folder in the foobar2000 installation directory called "encoders".

Encoders[edit]

Codec Tool Version Notes
AAC fhgaacenc 20151024 Requires Winamp 5.62 or newer
qaac 2.68 Requires iTunes
Apple Lossless
refalac 1.68
FLAC flac 1.3.3
MP3 lame 3.100
Musepack mpcenc 1.30.0
Ogg Vorbis oggenc2 2.88 Uses libVorbis 1.3.6
Opus opusenc 0.2 Uses libopus 1.3.1
WavPack wavpack 5.1.0

fhgaacenc[edit]

fhgaacenc allows foobar2000 to use the FhG AAC codec, which is included with Winamp 5.62–5.666, with the Converter component.

Option 1[edit]

  • Download and install the relevant version of Winamp.
  • Restart foobar2000 to use the "AAC (Winamp FhG)" option.

Option 2[edit]

  • Download the relevant version of Winamp, but do not install it.
  • Open the setup exe file as an archive using a tool such as 7-Zip.
  • Copy the following files directly to the foobar2000 "encoders" folder:
    • Plugins\enc_fhgaac.dll
    • libmp4v2.dll
  • Restart foobar2000 to use the "AAC (Winamp FhG)" option.

qaac[edit]

qaac allows foobar2000 to use the Apple AAC codec from iTunes with the Converter component.

Option 1[edit]

  • Download and install iTunes.
  • Restart foobar2000 to use the "AAC (Apple)" option.

Option 2[edit]

  • Download iTunes, but do not install it.
  • Download makeportable.zip and extract "makeportable.cmd" to the same location as the iTunes installer.
  • Run "makeportable.cmd" to extract the required files to a folder called "QTfiles" (and "QTfiles64", if the 64-bit version has been downloaded).
  • Move the "QTfiles" folder (and "QTfiles64" folder, if it exists) to the foobar2000 "encoders" folder.
  • Restart foobar2000 to use the "AAC (Apple)" option.

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