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* [[Foobar2000:Components/Musical Spectrum (foo_musical_spectrum)|Musical Spectrum (foo_musical_spectrum)]] Displays frequencies corresponding to musical notes. Compatible with default UI and Columns UI.
* [https://wreckit-woodhouse.fandom.com/wiki/Sb-sDFT Sb-sDFT (foo_sb_sdft)] Displays audio spectrum and/or spectrogram in similar way to auditory perception using [[constant-Q transform]], calculated using [[sliding DFT]]. Visuals is heavily inspired by audioMotion.js and showcqt respectively. Compatible with default UI and Columns UI.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/showcqt (foo_showcqt)|showcqt (foo_showcqt)]] Component that combines spectrum with spectrogram, with variable time/frequency resolution and linear amplitude scale using Brown-Puckette variable-Q transform with direct frequency-domain kernel calculation. Compatible with both default and Columns UI.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/audioMotion-analyzer (foo_audiomotion_analyzer)|audioMotion-analyzer (foo_audiomotion_analyzer)]] Based on audioMotion.js, with additional features like non-power of two FFT lengths, window functions, linear/nth root amplitude scale and optional spectrogram display. Works well with both DUI and CUI.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Spectrogram (foo_uie_spectrogram)|Spectrogram for Columns UI (foo_uie_spectrogram)]] Spectrogram visualization based off showspectrum filter from FFmpeg with additional features like Mel scale
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Vectorscope (foo_vectorscope)|Vectorscope (foo_vectorscope)]] Display vectorscope visualization, which shows the difference between two channels; the vertical line indicates mono while the horizontal line indicates the out-of-phase.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Waveform Visualizer (foo_waveform_visualizer)|Waveform Visualizer (foo_waveform_visualizer)]] Visualizes the audio waveform similar to default oscilloscope, but with additional features like triggering, Mid/Side mode and different waveform colors per-channel
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Enhanced Spectrum Analyzer (foo_enhanced_spectrum_analyzer)|Enhanced Spectrum Analyzer (foo_enhanced_spectrum_analyzer)]] Displays frequencies in a detailed way using [[FFT]].
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Peakmeter (foo uie peakmeter)|Peakmeter for Columns UI (foo_uie_peakmeter)]] Displays the level for each channel in dB.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Peakmeter Spectrum (foo uie vis peakmeter spectrum)|Peakmeter and spectrum analyzer (foo_uie_vis_peakmeter_spectrum)]] Plugin that combines a peakmeter with a spectrum analyzer.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/ProjectM Visualisation (foo_vis_projectM)|ProjectM Visualisation (foo_vis_projectM)]] Based on the ProjectM project, which is a reimplementation of Milkdrop under OpenGL.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Shpeck (foo_vis_shpeck)|Shpeck (foo_vis_shpeck)]] Winamp visualisation plugins wrapper.
* [[#wmpvis|WmpVis (foo_uie_wmpvis)]] Uses the visualizations from WMP. ''Panel version only''.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Alarm (foo_alarm)|Alarm (foo_alarm)]] Starts playback at the specified period of time.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Automatic BPM Analyser (foo_bpm)|Automatic BPM Analyser (foo_bpm)]] Automatically calculate the BPM of songs. Manual BPM calculation also available.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)|Autosave & Autobackup (foo_jesus)]] Allows periodic automatic saving of configuration and other data in foobar2000 and keeping backup copies of such data.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Channel Usage Visualisation (foo_vis_channelusage)|Channel Usage Visualisation (foo_vis_channelusage)]] Channel Usage Visualisation.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/EXTM3U Playlist Creator (foo_extm3u)|EXTM3U Playlist Creator (foo_extm3u)]] Allow to save current playlist in the EXTM3U format.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Feature Watcher (foo_whatsnew)|Feature Watcher (foo_whatsnew)]] Watches for added or removed features.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/File Date (foo_filedate)|File Date (foo_filedate)]] Add to file tag date added, accessed, created or modified from context menu entries.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/HyperIM (foo_2hyperim)|HyperIM (foo_2hyperim)]] Provides 19 media macros.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Infospect (foo_infospect)|Infospect (foo_infospect)]] Displays low level playback information.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/iPod Manager (foo_dop)|iPod Manager (foo_dop)]] Experimental iPod plugin for foobar2000 0.9.2+, currently in alpha version.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Logitech G15 LCD Display (foo_g15lcd)|Logitech G15 LCD Display (foo_g15lcd)]] Control the LCD panel on a Logitech G15 keyboard.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Logitech LCD Display & Visualization (foo_logitech_lcd)|Logitech LCD Display & Visualization (foo_logitech_lcd)]] Customizable visualizations and track info on the LCD panel on a Logitech G15/G19/Z-10.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Menu Addons (foo_menu_addons)|Menu Addons (foo_menu_addons)]] Adds a few shortcuts in menu.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Open URL (foo_openurl)|Open URL (foo_openurl)]] Adds a context menu item to open URLs from metadata fields in a web browser.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Pause On Lock (foo_lock)|Pause On Lock (foo_lock)]] Pauses/unpauses foobar2000 on workstation lock/unlock.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Pause on Lock (extended) (foo_lock_ex)|Pause on Lock (extended) (foo_lock_ex)]] Pause playing on workstation lock. Optimized for use with Windows XP/2003.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Preview (foo_preview)|Preview (foo_preview)]] Play only part of each track in the playlist.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Replaygain Override (foo_rg_trn)|Replaygain Override (foo_rg_trn)]] Allows you to automatically switch between replaygain modes based on specified criteria (e.g. use track based RG for shuffle mode, etc.)
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Run (foo_run)|Run (foo_run)]] Able you to run a external program with the foobar syntax.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Run (foo_run)|Run (foo_run)]] Able you to run a external program with the foobar syntax.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Run Commands (foo_runcmd)|Run Commands (foo_runcmd)]] Search and execute menu commands.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Run Main (foo_run_main)|Run Main (foo_run_main)]] This component has full support for dynamically generated menu commands.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Scheduler (foo_scheduler)|Scheduler (foo_scheduler)]] Plugin for scheduling actions like play, stop, system shutdown/wake up and many more.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Loop (foo_loop)|Loop (foo_loop)]] This component offers looping in a track.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Seek (foo_seek)|Seek (foo_seek)]] offers different ways of seeking inside one or more tracks: preview, rewind/fast-forward, loop, and repeat A–B.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Seekbox (foo_seek_box)|Seekbox (foo_seek_box)]] Main menu item that pops up a box for seeking to a particular hh:mm:ss time in the current track.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Send To Device (foo_sendtodevice)|Send To Device (foo_sendtodevice)]] Add "Send to Device" feature.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Shell Link Resolver (foo_lnk)|Shell Link Resolver (foo_lnk)]] Shell link resolver.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Timebomb (foo_timebomb)|Timebomb (foo_timebomb)]] Stop playback / exit program after a specified time.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Unix archive support (foo_unpack_unix)|Unix archive support (foo_unpack_unix)]] Adds support for reading from Unix Tape Archives (.TAR), gzip files (.GZ), and bzip2 files (.BZ2).
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Unpacker for 7-Zip archive (foo_unpack_7z) |Unpacker for 7-Zip archive (foo_unpack_7z)]]
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Unpacker for JMA archive (foo_unpack_jma)|Unpacker for JMA archive (foo_unpack_jma)]]
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Unpacker for LHA archive (foo_unpack_lha)|Unpacker for LHA archive (foo_unpack_lha)]]
* [[Foobar2000:Components/UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Server, Control Point (foo_upnp)|UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Server, Control Point (foo_upnp)]]
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Winamp API Emulator (foo_winamp_spam)|Winamp API Emulator (foo_winamp_spam)]] Designed to create a fake Winamp 1.x window which will act as a wrapper between applications written to use the Winamp API and foobar2000.

Revision as of 11:02, 4 October 2022


This page contains most foobar2000 components available at time of history last update.

Official components

The following components are created and maintained by the foobar2000 development team. Support for them should be asked for in the Support forum.

Included in the installer

Required components

The following components are required for installation. These components are installed when type of installation is Minimal.

  • Default user interface (foo ui std) · Allows complex layout using building blocks that are called UI Elements, many of them already present after the installation.
  • Standard DSP Array (foo_dsp_std) · Equalizer, resampler, advanced limiter, hard limiter, stereo to 4 channel upmixer and a couple other effects
  • Standard Input Array/FFmpeg Decoders (foo_input_std)

Optional components

The Optional Features screen of the foobar2000 installer

In addition to foobar2000's core functionality, following components can be installed as needed, through choice of Type of install.

If selected "Normal", following components will be included, cumulative to Minimal:

If selected "Full", following additional components will be included, cumulative to Normal and Minimal:

Additional components

These components are provided as separate downloads, found on the Official Components page.

3rd party components

The following components are created and maintained by 3rd-party authors, using foobar2000's SDK. Support for these components should be asked for in the 3rd Party Plugins forum. Asking for help directly in the component's thread is usually preferred.

User Interface Modules

Columns UI

Columns UI (foo_ui_columns) Very popular alternate interface for foobar2000 based on a columns and panel layout.

Columns UI introduced components with panel capability which extend the user interface.

User interface add-ons

UI elements

The default user interface (foo_ui_std), included in the standard installation package, can be extended with the following component(s):


Panels extend the functionality of Columns UI components.


Multichannel audio






Music decoders

Other decoders

V2M Decoder






Online database

  • Audioscrobbler (foo_audioscrobbler) Audioscrobbler will send the name of every song you play on your computer to Last.fm. This effortlessly populates your profile to play radio you like and make personalized recommendations.

Online radio

Playlist tools

Playback statistics

Remote control


External links