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==Introduction==
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{{title|foobar2000}}
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{{Software Infobox|
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|name                = foobar2000
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|logo                = [[Image:foobar2000 Logo.png|48px]]
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|screenshot          = [[Image:Foobar2000-1.0-default-ui.png|250px]]
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|caption              = Screenshot of foobar2000 v1.0 using the default user interface
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|developer            = Peter Pawlowski
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|released            = {{start date and age|2002|12|20}}<ref>{{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,4997.0.html|Official Foobar2000 site & Foobar2000 0.3 & SDK!}}</ref>
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|stable_release      = 1.6.7<ref>{{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/download|Download foobar2000 for Windows}}</ref>
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|stable_release_date  = 2021-08-10
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|preview_release      =
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|preview_release_date =
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|operating_system    = Windows
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|use                  = Media Player
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|license              = Proprietary, BSD
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|website              = [http://www.foobar2000.org/ foobar2000.org]
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}}
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'''foobar2000''' is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full Unicode support, [[ReplayGain]] support and native support for several popular audio formats.
  
Foobar2000 is a freeware audio player, and more. It can not only play, it can also make a library, transcode files, rip CDs, ... the list goes on and on. A very powerful tool.
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== Platforms ==
  
Check it out to explore its full power.
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foobar2000 has been written specifically for the Windows platform, and there are no plans to port it to any others. However, although not officially supported, it is known to run on [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=54933 Linux] and [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=77261 Mac OS X] through Wine and WineBottler, respectively. Also there is an [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/foobar2000 Arch Linux native package] maintained by a community member.
  
==Features==
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== Features ==
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* Powerful open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player, including the ability to fully replace the user interface.
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* Full Unicode support: File names, user interface, tagging, etc.
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* [[ReplayGain]] support: Both playback and writing ReplayGain information to file tags.
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* [[Gapless playback]].
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* Advanced [[tagging]] capabilities - through built-in [[foobar2000:Properties|Properties dialog]] and various optional tagging-related components.
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* Built-in [[foobar2000:Preferences:Media Library|Media Library]] functionality.
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** Intuitive [[foobar2000:Query syntax|query syntax]] for searching the Media Library.
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** Autoplaylist support: Generate dynamically updating playlists based on queries.
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences:General:Keyboard Shortcuts|Customizable keyboard shortcuts]].
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* Support for [[transcoding]] all supported audio formats using the [[Foobar2000:Converter|Converter component]] (requires external command-line encoder executables for different output formats).
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* [[Secure_ripping|Secure]] [[foobar2000:Ripping CDs|CD ripping]].
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* Streaming support.
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* Efficient handling of large playlists.
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* [[foobar2000:Components/Default_user_interface_%28foo_ui_std%29|User interface]] with simple configuration to create even complex layouts quickly and easily.
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* Highly customizable display of track information using [[foobar2000:Titleformat_Introduction|title formatting scripts]].
  
* Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player
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==Supported audio formats==
* Full Unicode support
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Natively supported ("out-of-the-box"):
* ReplayGain support
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* [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MP4]], [[Musepack]], [[AAC]], [[Ogg Vorbis]], [[FLAC]] / Ogg FLAC, [[Speex]], [[WavPack]], [[WAV]], [[AIFF]], [[AU|AU/SND]], [[CDDA]], [[WMA]], [[Matroska]], [[ALAC]], [[MMS]], [[RSTP]], [[Opus]].
* Low memory footprint, efficient handling of really large playlists
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Supported through optional components:
* Advanced file info processing capabilities (generic file info box and masstagger)
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* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[TAK]], [[AMR]], ''etc.''
* Highly customizable playlist display
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* Customizable keyboard shortcuts
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* Gapless playback
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* Multiple playlists
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* Music library
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* Streaming Support
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* Freeware
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==Supported Audio Formats==
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In addition, foobar2000 can also play audio files within ZIP and RAR archives (typically compressed) directly, ''i.e.'' without requiring the user to extract the files first. More archive formats are supported ''via'' additional components: [http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_unpack_lha LHA/LZH], [http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_unpack_7z 7-Zip], [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/ JMA]
  
Native Support ("out-of-the-box"):
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== Using foobar2000 ==
* [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MP4]], [[Musepack]], [[AAC]], [[Ogg Vorbis]], [[FLAC]] / Ogg FLAC, [[WavPack]], [[WAV]], [[AIFF]], [[AU]], [[SND]], [[CDDA]], [[WMA]]
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Supported through plug-ins:
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=== Important pages ===
* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[ALAC]], [[Mod]], [[SPC]], [[TFMX]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[LPAC]], [[AC3]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[Matroska]]
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* {{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ}}
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* [[foobar2000:components|foobar2000 components]]
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* [[foobar2000:Encouraged Tag Standards|foobar2000 encouraged tag standards]]
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* [[foobar2000:FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ (unofficial)]]
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* [[:Category:Foobar2000_Guides|foobar2000 guides (category)]]
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* [[:Category:Foobar2000_Preferences|foobar2000 preferences (category)]]
  
In addition, foobar2000 can also play music directly from compressed RAR, ZIP archives without requiring the user to extract the files prior to playing.
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=== Specific guides ===
  
Foobar2000 has been coded exclusively for the Windows platform with an English interface. The author does not intend to provide alternate language versions nor alternate platform versions. However, several people have had success running foobar2000 on x86 Linux systems by using [http://www.winehq.org/ Wine], although the Columns UI plugin is known to be problematic.
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'''Preferences'''
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences|Preferences dialog]]
  
==Using foobar2000==
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'''Metadata'''
* [[foobar2000:components 0.9|foobar2000 0.9.x Components]]
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* [[foobar2000:Properties|Tag editing: the Properties dialog]]
* [[foobar2000:Directories|foobar2000 Directories]]
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* [[foobar2000:Query syntax|Query Syntax]]: details of Syntax for querying metadata.
* [[foobar2000:FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ]]
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* [[foobar2000:Encouraged Tag Standards|foobar2000 Encouraged Tag Standards]]
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* [[foobar2000:Tips & Tricks|foobar2000 Tips & Tricks]]
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===Technical Information===
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'''Title formatting'''
* [[Foobar2000:ID3 Tag Mapping|ID3 Tag Mapping]]
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* [[foobar2000:Title Formatting Introduction|Introduction to titleformat scripts]]
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* [[foobar2000:Title Formatting Reference|Titleformat Reference]]: reference guide to all fields and functions
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* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Examples|Titleformat Examples]]: user-submitted code for various purposes; submit your own!
  
===General Guides===
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'''Others'''
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* [[foobar2000:File operations|File operations dialog]]: move, copy, rename, and delete files from within foobar2000
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* [[foobar2000:Commandline Guide|Commandline usage]]
  
* [[foobar2000:Newbie User Guide|Newbie User Guide]]
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=== External Guides ===
* [[foobar2000:Intermediate User Guide|Intermediate User Guide]]
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* [http://www.audiohq.de/viewforum.php?id=27 German-language guides]
* [[foobar2000:Advanced User Guide|Advanced User Guide]]
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* [http://foobar2000.xrea.jp/ fb2k Wiki Page] for Japanese users.
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* [http://winamp2foobar.blogspot.com Winamp To Foobar Guide] with information relevant for general users also.
  
===Specific Guides===
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=== Technical information ===
 
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* [[foobar2000:ID3 Tag Mapping|ID3 Tag Mapping]]
* [[foobar2000:Preferences|Preferences Dialog]]
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* [[foobar2000:Metadata Compatibility|Metadata Compatibility]]: information about compatibility with metadata written by other applications
* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Introduction|Introduction to titleformat scripts]]
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* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Reference|Titleformat Reference]] - Quick-Reference for fields and functions
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* [[foobar2000:Masstaggers User Guide|Masstagger]]
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* [[foobar2000:Commandline Guide|Commandline Usage]]
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* [[foobar2000:Increasing Performance|Increasing Performance]] - Tips
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The following articles contain outdated information that does not apply to Foobar2000 v0.9:
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* [[foobar2000:Tagz|Tagz (Simple Syntax)]]
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* [[foobar2000:Tagscript|Tagscript (Script-like Syntax)]]
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===External Guides===
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* [http://eolindel.free.fr/foobar0.9/index.shtml Bachi-Bouzouk's guide] Complete manual about foobar2000 (version 0.9.X), Replaygain, the masstagger (with a tutorial) and common plugins.Two rather extensive FAQ for UI columns and overall use. Step by step guide to help new users.
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* [http://foobar2000.audiohq.de/ Frank Bicking's German-language guide]
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* [http://www.dizwell.com/html/foobar.htm Howard Rogers' Beginners' Configuration Guide]
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* [http://shsc.info/foobar2000#titelanker2 SH/SC New user guide]
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* [http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/foobar/ TechSpot's "complete guide to Foobar2000"]
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* [http://eolindel.free.fr/foobar/ Bachi-Bouzouk's guide]
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==== Scripting Tutorials ====
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* [http://eolindel.free.fr/foobar0.9/tutorial.shtml Bachi-Bouzouk's Scripting Tutorial] Color schemes detailed. Main functions explained, basic and complex code for your columns. Several .fcs explained, detailed FAQ.
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* [http://tagz.brother-john.net/ Brother John's Foobar2000 Scripting Tutorial]
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==Important Links==
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===Official Site===
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== Important Links ==
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=== Official site ===
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Homepage]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Homepage]
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Download]
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* [http://www.foobar2000.org/download foobar2000.org: Download]
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/requirements.html foobar2000.org: Requirements]
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* [http://www.foobar2000.org/components foobar2000.org: Components]
  
===Community===
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=== Community ===
 
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* Official IRC Channel: #foobar2000 on [https://libera.chat/ Libera Chat]
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showforum=28 Official foobar2000 forum]
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/board,28.0.html|foobar2000 Forums}}
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* [http://foobar-users.de/ German Support Forum]
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* [http://foobar2000.pl/ Polish Support Forum]
 
* [http://www.fforum.ru/index.php?showforum=59 Russian-language forum]
 
* [http://www.fforum.ru/index.php?showforum=59 Russian-language forum]
* [http://www.foobar.prv.pl/ Polish-language forum]
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* [http://www.foobar2000.ru/forum/ Another Russian-language forum]
* [http://foobar2000.fo.funpic.de/ German Support Forum]
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* [http://www.foobar2000.tk Portuguese forum]
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===Appearance===
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* [[Foobar2000:Preferences:Columns UI/Appearance|Appearance]] Guides to customizing the look of your Foobar2000
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* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=43077 Foobar Gallery 0.9]: screenshot thread
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* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=30988 Foobar Gallery 0.8]: screenshot thread
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* [http://pelit.koillismaa.fi/fb2k/index.php Default UI formatting strings]: cut-n-paste ready
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* [http://foobar.nub4life.net/columns/ Columns UI configs]: .fcs file format
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==Thanks==
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=== Appearance ===
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,61333.0.html|Default UI .fth thread}} (fast way to clone another's DUI configuration)
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences:Columns UI/Appearance|Columns UI appearance customization guides]]
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,31027.0.html|Columns UI configurations}}
  
picmixer: ReplayGain tutorial
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== References ==
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<references/>
  
[[Category: foobar2000]]
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[[Category:foobar2000]]
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[[Category:Media Players|foobar2000]]
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[[Category:CD Rippers]]
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[[Category:Software]]
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[[Category:Tag editors]]

Latest revision as of 13:58, 7 September 2021

foobar2000
foobar2000
Foobar2000 Logo.png
Foobar2000-1.0-default-ui.png
Screenshot of foobar2000 v1.0 using the default user interface
Developer(s) Peter Pawlowski
Release information
Initial release December 20, 2002; 19 years ago[1]
Stable release 1.6.7[2] (August 10, 2021)
Preview release
Compatibility
Operating system Windows
Additional information
Use Media Player
License Proprietary, BSD
Website foobar2000.org

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full Unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

Platforms[edit]

foobar2000 has been written specifically for the Windows platform, and there are no plans to port it to any others. However, although not officially supported, it is known to run on Linux and Mac OS X through Wine and WineBottler, respectively. Also there is an Arch Linux native package maintained by a community member.

Features[edit]

  • Powerful open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player, including the ability to fully replace the user interface.
  • Full Unicode support: File names, user interface, tagging, etc.
  • ReplayGain support: Both playback and writing ReplayGain information to file tags.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities - through built-in Properties dialog and various optional tagging-related components.
  • Built-in Media Library functionality.
    • Intuitive query syntax for searching the Media Library.
    • Autoplaylist support: Generate dynamically updating playlists based on queries.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (requires external command-line encoder executables for different output formats).
  • Secure CD ripping.
  • Streaming support.
  • Efficient handling of large playlists.
  • User interface with simple configuration to create even complex layouts quickly and easily.
  • Highly customizable display of track information using title formatting scripts.

Supported audio formats[edit]

Natively supported ("out-of-the-box"):

Supported through optional components:

In addition, foobar2000 can also play audio files within ZIP and RAR archives (typically compressed) directly, i.e. without requiring the user to extract the files first. More archive formats are supported via additional components: LHA/LZH, 7-Zip, JMA

Using foobar2000[edit]

Important pages[edit]

Specific guides[edit]

Preferences

Metadata

Title formatting

Others

External Guides[edit]

Technical information[edit]

Important Links[edit]

Official site[edit]

Community[edit]

Appearance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Official Foobar2000 site & Foobar2000 0.3 & SDK! on hydrogenaudio
  2. Download foobar2000 for Windows on foobar2000.org