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

1st Party 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 Installer

The Optional Features screen of the fb2k Installer

In addition to foobar2000's core functionality, the following components can be installed as needed, in the Optional Features section of the installer.

  • Audio CD Support (foo_cdda) Adds Support for Audio CD Playback
  • Album List (foo_albumlist) Gives quick access to Media Library Content with customizable tree view
  • Standard DSPs (foo_dsp_std) Equalizer, resampler, advanced limiter, hard limiter, stereo to 4 channel upmixer and a couple other effects
  • ReplayGain Scanner (foo_rgscan) advanced solution for volume matching
  • Converter (foo_converter) Converts files to WAV or any other formats using command line encoders
  • File Operations (foo_fileops) Renames, moves, or copies files according to specified patterns
  • Archive Reader (foo_unpack) Adds support for playing files directly from ZIP RAR and GZIP archives
  • ABX Comparator (foo_abx) ABX component for double blind listening tests
  • freedb Tagger (foo_freedb2) Tag retrieving support from freedb service for any set of files (mp3,mpc,flac,...-not only CDDA tracks)

Additional Components

These components are provided as separate downloads, found on the Additional 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 Interfaces

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.


GFX window (foo_ui_gfx) is a skinnable user interface, which doesn't only focus on looking good but tries to be as fast and "lightweight" as possible, too. It uses lua as scripting language. Two skins are included in the archive. Development of this component appears to have ceased.

User Interface Addons

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 / Panels UI components.



Music codecs

Other codecs






Online database

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

Online radio

Playlist tools

Playback Statistics

Remote control