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{{Software Infobox|
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|name                = foobar2000
<div style="font-size: 24px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; padding-left: 5px; margin: 0px;">[[Image:foobar2000 Logo.png]] the foobar2000 wiki</div>
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|logo                = [[Image:foobar2000 Logo.png|48px]]
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|caption              = Screenshot of foobar2000 v1.0 using the default user interface
'''foobar2000''' is a freeware audio player, and more. Apart from audio playback, it also supports media libraries, file conversion, CD ripping, and many more powerful features.
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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.
  
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== Platforms ==
'''The latest version is:''' [http://www.foobar2000.org/download.html v0.9.5.2]
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'''The latest beta version is:''' [http://foobar2000.org/beta/index.html v0.9.5.3 beta 2]
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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.
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== Features ==
 
== Features ==
* Powerful open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player (even user interface is a component)
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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.
* Full Unicode support
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* Full Unicode support: File names, user interface, tagging, etc.
* [[Replay Gain]] support
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* [[ReplayGain]] support: Both playback and writing ReplayGain information to file tags.
* [[Gapless]] playback
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* [[Gapless playback]].
* Low memory footprint
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* Advanced [[tagging]] capabilities - through built-in [[foobar2000:Properties|Properties dialog]] and various optional tagging-related components.
* Efficient handling of really large playlists ([http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=47684&view=findpost&p=424530 HA.org])
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* Built-in [[foobar2000:Preferences:Media Library|Media Library]] functionality.
* Music library
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** Intuitive [[foobar2000:Query syntax|query syntax]] for searching the Media Library.
* Advanced [[tagging]] capabilities. (generic file info box and [[Foobar2000:Components_0.9/Masstagger_%28foo_masstag%29|masstagger]])
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** Autoplaylist support: Generate dynamically updating playlists based on queries.
* Customizable keyboard shortcuts
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences:General:Keyboard Shortcuts|Customizable keyboard shortcuts]].
* Streaming Support
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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).
* Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the [[Foobar2000:Components 0.9/Converter (foo converter)|Converter component]] (requires external commandline encoder executables for different output formats).
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* [[Secure_ripping|Secure]] [[foobar2000:Ripping CDs|CD ripping]].
* [[Secure_ripping|Secure]] CD ripping
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* Streaming support.
* [[Foobar2000:Components_0.9/Default_user_interface_%28foo_ui_std%29|Default User Interface]]
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* Efficient handling of large playlists.
** Multiple playlists displayed as tabs
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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.
** Highly customizable playlist display using [[Foobar2000:Titleformat_Introduction|Titleformating scripts]]
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* Highly customizable display of track information using [[foobar2000:Titleformat_Introduction|title formatting scripts]].
  
== Supported Audio Formats ==
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==Supported audio formats==
Native Support ("out-of-the-box"):
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Natively supported ("out-of-the-box"):
* [[MP1]], [[MP2]], [[MP3]], [[MP4]], [[Musepack]], [[AAC]], [[Ogg Vorbis]], [[FLAC]] / Ogg FLAC, [[Speex]], [[WavPack]], [[WAV]], [[AIFF]], [[AU]], [[SND]], [[CDDA]], [[WMA]].
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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]].
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Supported through optional components:
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* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[TAK]], [[AMR]], ''etc.''
  
Supported through plug-ins:
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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]
* [[TTA]], [[Monkey's Audio]], [[ALAC]], [[MOD]], [[SPC]], [[TFMX]], [[Shorten]], [[OptimFROG]], [[LPAC]], [[AC3]], [[DTS]], [[PSF]], [[NSF]], [[XID]], [[XA]], [[Matroska]], [[MMS]], [[RSTP]], [[TAK]], etc.
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In addition, foobar2000 can also play music directly from compressed RAR, ZIP, [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/foo_unpack_jma.zip JMA] & [http://kode54.foobar2000.org/foo_unpack_lha.zip LHA] archives without requiring the user to extract the files prior to playing.
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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 [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=24&t=6349&hl=wine 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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== Using foobar2000 ==
 
== Using foobar2000 ==
* [http://foobar2000.org/FAQ.html foobar2000 FAQ]
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* [[foobar2000:components 0.9|foobar2000 0.9.x Components]]
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=== Important pages ===
* [[foobar2000:Directories|foobar2000 Directories]]
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* {{foobar2000|http://www.foobar2000.org/FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ}}
* [[foobar2000:Encouraged Tag Standards|foobar2000 Encouraged Tag Standards]]
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* [[foobar2000:components|foobar2000 components]]
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* [[foobar2000:Encouraged Tag Standards|foobar2000 encouraged tag standards]]
 
* [[foobar2000:FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ (unofficial)]]
 
* [[foobar2000:FAQ|foobar2000 FAQ (unofficial)]]
* [http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Category:Foobar2000_Guides foobar2000 Guides (category)]
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* [[:Category:Foobar2000_Guides|foobar2000 guides (category)]]
* [http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Category:Foobar2000_Preferences foobar2000 Preferences (category)]
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* [[:Category:Foobar2000_Preferences|foobar2000 preferences (category)]]
* [[foobar2000:Tips & Tricks|foobar2000 Tips & Tricks]]
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=== Technical Information ===
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=== Specific guides ===
* [[Foobar2000:ID3 Tag Mapping|ID3 Tag Mapping]]
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=== General Guides ===
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'''Preferences'''
''Note'' All '''general''' guides were written for 0.8.3 version and could contain outdated information. For 0.9 version, check out the External Guides below.
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences|Preferences dialog]]
* [[foobar2000:Newbie User Guide|Newbie User Guide]]
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* [[foobar2000:Intermediate User Guide|Intermediate User Guide]]
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=== Specific Guides ===
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'''Metadata'''
'''0.9.x'''
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* [[foobar2000:Properties|Tag editing: the Properties dialog]]
* [[foobar2000:Preferences|Preferences Dialog]]
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* [[foobar2000:Query syntax|Query Syntax]]: details of Syntax for querying metadata.
* [[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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'''Title formatting'''
* [[foobar2000:Commandline Guide|Commandline Usage]]
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* [[foobar2000:Title Formatting Introduction|Introduction to titleformat scripts]]
* [[foobar2000:Increasing Performance|Increasing Performance]] - Tips
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* [[foobar2000:Title Formatting Reference|Titleformat Reference]]: reference guide to all fields and functions
* [[foobar2000:Masstagger's User Guide|Masstagger]]
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* [[foobar2000:Titleformat Examples|Titleformat Examples]]: user-submitted code for various purposes; submit your own!
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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]]
  
 
=== External Guides ===
 
=== External Guides ===
'''0.9.x'''
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* [http://www.audiohq.de/viewforum.php?id=27 German-language guides]
* [http://fooblog2000.com/ Fooblog2000] News blog with the latest configuration/component tips and guides.
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* [http://eolindel.free.fr/foobar0.9/ Bachi-Bouzouk's English/French guide] Complete manual about foobar2000, Replay Gain, 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.xrea.jp/ fb2k Wiki Page] for Japanese users.
 
* [http://foobar2000.xrea.jp/ fb2k Wiki Page] for Japanese users.
* [http://foobar2000.audiohq.de/ Frank Bicking's German-language guide].
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* [http://winamp2foobar.blogspot.com Winamp To Foobar Guide] with information relevant for general users also.
* [http://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/Replay-Gain.html Replay Gain] focusing on Foobar2000. (But the other articles on this site contain misleading information)
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==== Scripting Tutorials ====
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=== Technical information ===
'''0.9.x'''
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* [[foobar2000:ID3 Tag Mapping|ID3 Tag Mapping]]
* [http://eolindel.free.fr/foobar0.9/tutorial.php 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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* [[foobar2000:Metadata Compatibility|Metadata Compatibility]]: information about compatibility with metadata written by other applications
* [http://tagz.brother-john.net/ Brother John's Foobar2000 Scripting Tutorial]
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== Important Links ==
 
== Important Links ==
=== Official Site ===
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=== Official site ===
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Homepage]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org foobar2000.org: Homepage]
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/download.html 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 ===
 
=== Community ===
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showforum=28 Official foobar2000 forum]
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* Official IRC Channel: #foobar2000 on [https://libera.chat/ Libera Chat]
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/board,28.0.html|foobar2000 Forums}}
 
* [http://foobar-users.de/ German Support Forum]
 
* [http://foobar-users.de/ German Support Forum]
* [http://foobar2000.pl/index.php?act=idx Polish Support Forum]
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* [http://foobar2000.pl/ Polish Support Forum]
* [http://www.foobar2000.pt.vu Portuguese forum]
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* [http://www.fforum.ru/index.php?showforum=59 Russian-language forum]
 
* [http://www.fforum.ru/index.php?showforum=59 Russian-language forum]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.ru/forum/ Another Russian-language forum]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.ru/forum/ Another Russian-language forum]
  
 
=== Appearance ===
 
=== Appearance ===
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=49783 Configuration Distribution Thread] Fast Way To Clone Another's Advanced Configuration {{foobar2000v09}}.
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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)
* [[Foobar2000:Preferences:Columns UI/Appearance|Appearance]] Guides to customizing the look of your Foobar2000
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* [[foobar2000:Preferences:Columns UI/Appearance|Columns UI appearance customization guides]]
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=43077 Foobar Gallery 0.9]: screenshot thread {{foobar2000v09}}
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* {{ha|https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,31027.0.html|Columns UI configurations}}
* [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=31027 Columns UI configs]: .fcs file format
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== References ==
{{Software Infobox|
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<references/>
|name = foobar2000
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|screenshot = [[Image:Foobar2000v0.9.png|250px]]
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|caption = Screenshot of foobar2000 v0.9 using the default user interface
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|maintainer = Peter Pawlowski
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|stable_release = 0.9.5.2
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|preview_release = 0.9.5.3 beta 2
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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/ www.foobar2000.org]
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}}<br clear="both" />
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<div style="margin-left: 17px;">__TOC__</div>
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|}
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[[Category:foobar2000]]
 
[[Category:foobar2000]]
 
[[Category:Media Players|foobar2000]]
 
[[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