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foobar2000 1.3.11b

Get more from your music with this powerful, highly configurable audio player

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 August 2016
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foobar2000
An advanced freeware audio player

Some people require very little from their audio player. If it can handle MP3 and WMA files, playlists and a simple media library then they're happy. Sounds like you? Then Windows Media Player probably provides everything you need. If you're a little more demanding, though, you may be interested in foobar2000. It's a lightweight, yet powerful audio player that's packed with interesting features, and has a wide range of add-ons available to add even more useful capabilities.

The program handles the audio basics very well. There's native support for all the audio formats you'd expect (MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, Musepack, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, Speex, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU/SND, CDDA, WMA, Matroska), for instance. Point the Media Library at your Music folder and it'll import all your current albums, then monitor the folder and add others as they appear. And you can also play or rip from audio CDs, where you get considerable control over the encoding process.

The default foobar2000 interface is a little busy, but that's even more configurable. You can go from having everything on the screen (library, playlist, current track properties, visualisations, more) to just a simple track listing, or combine just the elements you need, either by clicking on a predefined layout or setting up your own. The program's also excellent at tagging (you can select multiple tracks and edit all their tags at once), and its more advanced features include full Unicode and ReplayGain support, along with gapless playback.

The real fun, though, comes when you start to add foobar2000 components. There are extensions to add support for more file types, burn audio CDs, or manage your iPod. Others will help create Last.fm playlists or display Winamp visualisations, and one even tries to simulate 5.1 surround sound through any pair of headphones (the results understandably aren't perfect, but they're worth a listen).

Version 1.3.11:

- Fixed dBpoweramp/SSRC resampler glitching in extreme upsampling cases.
- Fixed misbehavior of FFmpeg -strict level override option.
- Writing of SoundCheck tags [experimental] as well as batch copying ReplayGain to SoundCheck.
- Fixed “Remove tags” not removing every possible tag type with FLAC and M4A formats.
- Fixed Properties dialog locking up on certain metadata.
- Made cuesheet & chapter edit operations automatically update affected playlists.
- Fixed Ctrl+A in various multiline editboxes, Properties dialog and its sub-dialogs in particular.
- Improved compatibility with certain malformed M4A files.
- Fixed Equalizer bug causing inconsistent file lengths when batch converting.
- Made internet radio streams disconnect/reconnect on pause/unpause.
- Implemented updated Opus ReplayGain specification.
- Improved properties dialog info display of Opus files.
- Fixed a random crash regression from 1.3.10.
- Fixed reading of Apple gapless information from specific old M4A files.
- Fixed a rare lockup when batch moving/renaming/copying a lot of files.
- Updated FFmpeg to 3.1.2.

Verdict:

The time-saving tagging tools are useful, but it's the add-ons that really make foobar2000 stand out from the crowd. Go give them a try

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