foobar2000 v1.3.12 on Windows 10
|Developer(s)||Piotr Pawłowski and contributors|
|Initial release||December 20, 2002|
|Stable release||1.3.14 (December 21, 2016) [±]|
|Preview release||1.3.13 beta 2 [±]|
SDK: BSD (3 clause)
foobar2000[a] is a freeware audio player for Microsoft Windows, iOS and Android developed by Piotr Pawłowski. 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. Its extensive software development kit (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 Three-Clause 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, spectrum visualization, and some other features and improvements.
Foobar2000 also has a customizable user interface, advanced tagging capabilities and support for ripping Audio CDs, as well as transcoding of all supported audio formats using the Converter component. The player can read inside ZIP, GZIP, 7z and RAR archives.
Users can configure the Foobar2000 Media Library with automated folder watching and Windows Media streaming. The client is built with an open component architecture, allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
Other optional features include playback statistics, CD burning, kernel streaming, ASIO support and WASAPI output compatibility. Third-party support is also present in the audio client. For instance, Foobar2000 supports Last.fm scrobbling and integration with Apple iPod, including album art support and automatic transcoding of audio formats not supported by iPod itself.
- Foobar2000 does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) portable devices.
- Out of the box, the extensible user interface is plain and utilitarian.
- Foobar2000 lacks a built-in interface help feature.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Foobar2000.|
- Official website
- #foobar2000 connect on freenode – Discussion and support
- "How-To: Manage Your Music the Power User Way with Foobar". Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.