foobar2000

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foobar2000
Foobar2000 logo 2014.png
Developer(s) Piotr Pawlowski
Initial release 20 December 2002[1]
Stable release 1.3.2 (April 11, 2014; 4 days ago (2014-04-11)[2]) [±]
Preview release 1.3.1 beta 1 (December 27, 2013; 3 months ago (2013-12-27)[3]) [±]
Operating system

Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

[4]
Size 3.6 MiB
Type Audio player
License Core: Proprietary
SDK: BSD
Website www.foobar2000.org

foobar2000 is a freeware audio player for Windows developed by Peter Pawlowski, a former freelance contractor for Nullsoft. It is known for its highly modular design, breadth of features, and extensive user flexibility in configuration. For example, the user-interface is completely customizable.[5] Its extensive SDK allows third-party developers enough power to completely replace the interface. foobar2000 supports a large number of audio file formats, has many features for organising metadata, files, and folders, and has a converter interface for use with command line encoders. To maximize audio fidelity in cases where resampling or downscaling in bit depth is required, it provides noise shaping and dithering. There are a number of official and third-party components which add many additional features. The core is closed source, whereas the SDK is licensed under the BSD license.

Since version 0.9.5, foobar2000 supports Windows XP SP2/SP3 and later releases only. This version features a revamped default interface, with embedded support for album list, album art,[6] spectrum visualization, and some other features and improvements.

The name foobar is derived from a common placeholder name used in computer programming.

In September 2011,[7] the developer of foobar2000 spun-off its codebase to create a simplified audio player called "Boom".[8]

Features[edit]

Core features[edit]

Features added using optional official and third-party components[edit]

Limitations[edit]

  • foobar2000 does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) portable devices.[5]
  • Its highly extensible user interface is plain and utilitarian "out of the box", and lacks a built-in help feature.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official fobar2000 site & foobar2000 0.3 & SDK!". Hydrogenaudio.org. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  2. ^ "foobar2000: News". April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "foobar2000: News". April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Download foobar2000 and optional components". Foobar2000.org. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  5. ^ a b "foobar2000 v0.9.6.9 Review". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Foobar2000 CNET Editors' review". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Foobar2000's News page : 2011-09-20". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  8. ^ "Peter Pawlowski's home page : Software : Boom". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  9. ^ "Hydrogenaudio wiki: ReplayGain". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  10. ^ "foobar2000: 4.3 Replaygain". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  11. ^ "Hydrogenaudio wiki: Gapless playback". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  12. ^ "foobar2000 0.9.6 release notes". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  13. ^ "foobar2000 1.0 release notes". Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  14. ^ "foobar2000". Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  15. ^ "Windows 7 ASIO USB audio set-up guide". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  16. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/sacddecoder/
  17. ^ "Can You Hear the Difference Between Lossless and Lossy Audio?". Time. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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