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  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player
  • Full Unicode support on Windows NT
  • ReplayGain support
  • Low memory footprint, efficient handling of really large playlists
  • Advanced file info processing capabilities (generic file info box and masstagger)
  • Highly customizable playlist display
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Gapless Playback
  • Multiple playlists
  • Music database
  • Streaming Support
  • Extensive "plug-in" support
  • Free

Audio Formats Supported

Native Support ("out-of-the-box"):

Supported through plug-ins:

In addition, foobar2000 can also play music directly from compressed RAR, ZIP and 7-Zip archives without requiring the user to extract the files prior to playing.

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 Wine, although the Columns UI plugin is known to be problematic.

User Guides

General Guides

Specific Guides

External Guides

Important Links

Official Site



Misc Links


picmixer: ReplayGain tutorial