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Foobar2000 is an advanced 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. Built in audio converter tool. Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Gapless playback. Easily customizable user interface layout. Advanced tagging capabilities.

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2.1.5 / 2.2 Preview (May 31, 2024)


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Download Free Encoder Pack 2024-04-23 1.7MB Win
Free Encoder Pack includes free encoders, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, Musepack, WavPack, AAC + Apple Lossless (qaac) - requires iTunes to be installed (read more...), AAC (fhgaacenc) - requires Winamp to be installed (read more...), Apple Lossless (refalac), MP3 (LAME)

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Version 2.2 Preview

Improved compatibility with multi-value MP4/M4A tags.
Fixed 2024-05-17 regression causing bad substitution of | character in Album List / ReFacets.
Fixed JXL/AVIF/HEIC external album covers not being recognized, even if relevant system image codecs are present.

Reverted to VS2019 compiler, unintended AVX requirement has been removed.
Made fact chunk in PCM WAV files ignored.
Updated VS runtime DLLs to the latest version.

ReFacets & Album List: Improved processing of %<field>% expressions, artist and artist sort should be split together properly.
Added tweak options for ReplayGain thread counts.
Made Properties ReplayGain scan not try to scan Audio CD in multiple threads.
Removed arbitrary limit of items per "apply gain to file content" pass.

Prevented all MP4 tag fields prefixed with replaygain_ from being treated as technical information, only actual ReplayGain fields are now such.
Workaround for ReplayGain scanner attempting to scan Audio CD in multiple threads.
Removed arbitrary denial of reading of cuesheets over FTP/HTTP/etc.

Removed gnudb from default online tagger settings, as gnudb now demands users to input their actual email addresses.
If you wish to use gnudb, you can configure it manually, but we strongly recommend against it.
Online tagger now defaults to which works once again.
Changed storage of freedb server list settings, to a text file in profile folder.
Added toggle to disable tooltips in Album List.

Fixed WASAPI exclusive regression from last build.

Cleaned up interaction with what's left of freedb.
Made more apparent which freedb-compatible service is in use.
If there are multiple providers configured, you can specifically choose one from CD Ripper dialog.
Discarded malformed server replies.
Fixed WASAPI Exclusive timing glitches with exotic settings.
Prevented Media Library search from clearing other playlists with enter key if library selection playlist feature is active.
Fixed regression in File Operations recycle bin detection, causing unwanted delete prompts when recycling.
Converter: Fail harder if "don't reset DSP between tracks" is on and one of files can't be converted - output past the point of failure wasn't valid anymore anyway.

Fixed stuck drag&drop scrolling mode in various list controls after receiving external drag&drop.
Made list control obey system drag threshold values, making it easier to register clicks if mouse moves slightly between mouse down and mouse up events.
Opus decoder updated to 1.5.2.

Fixed crash if freedb/gnudb server returns more tracks than asked for (regression since 2.0).

ReFacets playlist interaction bug fixes.
ReFacets added "Last Modified" stats column.
Removed system sleep / resume handlers, didn't properly suppress errors with internet radio.
Made disconnected internet radio streams resumed quietly, without showing error popups.
32-bit build: Removed tone generator assembly optimizations, tone:// should produce identical output in all versions now.
Updated to NSIS 3.10.

Fixed very old and very rare Album List lock up bug.
Pause / resume playback on system sleep / resume.
Installer script update.

Fixed 2024-03-21 regression causing unnecessary Media Library disk access.

Create "disable-foocrash" in install folder to kill crash reporting (dump files still get written).
Run with /nocrashinfo to suppress generation of crash reports.
File Operations: Suppressed useless secondary progress bar if renaming files.

Made stream selector show long codec names.
Media Library: made track add & remove events triggered in groups, resulting in much faster autoplaylist updates.

Playback CPU usage reduced.
Fixed exclusive output lagging in specific scenarios.
Add Location now strips extra non-text characters from the entered URL.
Made Ogg chapters beginning from CHAPTER001 recognized.
Allowed absolute paths in cue sheets.
Extended MP4 chapter manipulation commands to work with other formats that support chapterizer interface, such as Ogg or Musepack.

Mitigation for Converter failures when writing to Google Drive volume.
Opus decoder updated to 1.5.1
WavPack decoder updated to 5.7.0; made WavPack library version shown in components list.
Monkey's Audio decoder updated to 10.52
Cleaned up and bugfixed detection of MP4 video codec names.
Prevented nonsense sample rate & channel count from being shown on MP4 files with no audio track.
File Operations: Defer info reload to prevent bugged display of cuesheets after moving whole folder.

Worked around audio glitches with very low output buffer size introduced in previous build.
Fixed glitchy seekbar movement in certain scenarios.
Prevented nonsensical video codec names from being reported for certain MP4 files.
Fixed regressions in ASX playlist loader.
Converter: More detailed error messages for specific file creation errors.

Playback CPU usage optimizations.
Small chunks returned by decoder are merged into one to reduce amount of wakeup cycles during playback.
Made possible to store peak information in Opus files.

Fixed regression preventing internet radio album covers from being shown.
Applied dark mode to component license popup.
Updated zlib to 1.3.1.

Improved ReFacets performance.
Fixed erratic behavior if ID3v2 tag contains multiple date fields.
Suppressed advancing to the next playlist item if internet radio playback stops due to a network error.
File Operations: Added an option to overwrite existing files.
Suppressed repeating console messages about decoder shims used.
More thorough error reporting for blank WAV files.
Added video_codec info for Windows Media Video.
Added stream_count info for formats that support multiple streams.

Implemented Ogg chapter support. Converter can write multichapter Ogg files after disabling Ogg chaining support.
New major revision of bitcompare code, improved performance of 64-bit build.
Allow local M3U referencing remote M3U to be both read as playlists, prevent HLS reader being used on non-HLS content.
Updated File Operations recycle bin detection logic, mitigating lag/lockup occurring for some users.
Made network encryption error messages more useful.
Stop decoding ADTS AAC when running into APE tags, instead of reporting errors.
Report zero-length WAV files as broken.
Wine compatibility fixes.

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Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
Gapless playback.
Easily customizable user interface layout.
Advanced tagging capabilities.
Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
Full ReplayGain support.
Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

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32 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

I have never used footbar2000, however, a few weeks ago, I had problems with some music files, whose format was .spc (encrypted), so after installing it, and doing a brief search, I discovered that it has a series of extensions that convert not only this but other specific audio formats (.vgm) to flac, ogg, and other audio formats, and all in the correct way.

I didn't explore it further, however, just from this report, I realize that footbar2000 is more than a player but rather, it's a Swiss army knife, for audio conversions, it's simply great.

Review by Diego Carvalho on Jun 3, 2024 Version: 2.1.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

I use Foobar to equalise the volumes of my MP4 music videos. Works great!

Review by Alwyn on Dec 1, 2022 Version: 1.6.11 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

The wasapi component still does not work on windows 11.

Review by Goran on Oct 20, 2021 Version: foobar2000 1.6.7 / 1.6.8 Beta 4 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

Rating by Romsryu on Jun 22, 2021 Version: 1.6.7 Beta 12 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by iShurex on Apr 12, 2021 Version: 1.6.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10

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