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* [[Foobar2000:Components/Inactive Tracks (foo_skip)|Inactive Tracks (foo_skip)]] Skips tracks that are marked via a tag as inactive.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Inactive Tracks (foo_skip)|Inactive Tracks (foo_skip)]] Skips tracks that are marked via a tag as inactive.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playback Queue Viewer (foo_pqview)|Playback Queue Viewer (foo_pqview)]] Playback queue viewer.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playlist Bind (foo_playlist_bind)|Playlist Bind (foo_playlist_bind)]] Synchronize playlist with contents of specific directory.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playlist Clear (foo_playlistclear)|Playlist Clear (foo_playlistclear)]] All playlists are cleared at startup.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Playlist History (foo playlisthistory)|Playlist History (foo playlisthistory)]] Enables playlist history in foobar2000, similar to page history in browsers.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playlist Manager (foo_playlist_manager)|Playlist Manager (foo_playlist_manager)]] Playlist manager.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playlist Name Enhenced (foo_playlist_name_enhanced)|Playlist Name Enhenced (foo_playlist_name_enhanced)]] Appends automatically playlist info ("items / length") to all playlist names.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playlist Tools (foo_utils)|Playlist Tools (foo_utils)]] Provides various general commands.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Playlist Tools for Matroska (foo_utils_mka)|Playlist Tools for Matroska (foo_utils_mka)]] Provides various general commands.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Queue Manager (foo_queuemanager)|Queue Manager (foo_queuemanager)]] It provides a window that shows the queue's contents and allows you to delete parts of them or clear the whole queue. ''Non-ColumnUI obsolete version, try panel version instead.''
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Randomized Playlist Entry (foo_random)|Randomized Playlist Entry (foo_random)]] Randomized playlist entry.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Rating (foo_rating)|Rating (foo_rating)]] Display an icon in the systray with a tooltip popup from which you can choose a rating between 1 and 5 for the currently playing file.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Remove Played (foo_removeplayed)|Remove Played (foo_removeplayed)]] It removes tracks from the playlist once they've been played.
* [[Foobar2000:Components/Soft Playlists (foo_softplaylists)|Soft Playlists (foo_softplaylists)]] Can create different Last.fm related playlists, love tracks on Last.fm and save and load XSPF playlists (make playlists without hard paths).
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Track Finder (foo_trackfinder)|Track Finder (foo_trackfinder)]] Displays a context menu that lets you quickly find songs based on their album title or artists name.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Track Position (foo_trackpos)|Track Position (foo_trackpos)]] Provides a new context menu item "place after current playing", that allows you to place any tracks after the current playing one in the playing playlist.
* [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/XSPF (foo_xspf)|XSPF (foo_xspf)]] Adds XSPF support. XSPF is an open, XML based playlist format.
====Playback statistics====
====Playback statistics====

Revision as of 18:24, 7 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

Online radio

Playlist tools

Playback statistics

Remote control


External links