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Foobar2000

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 143 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.8
  • Total Downloads:
    340,326
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    317
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #16 in Media Players

Editors' Review

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Foobar2000 is a convenient and flexible media player that you can load with all of your favorite music and customize to suit your specific needs and preferences. After a bit of setup, you can use this app in just about any way you see fit to manage your media library.

Pros

Quick and versatile: This app loads quickly and plays your media smoothly. It also can handle a large library with ease, so no matter how much music you already have, you can keep it all here without worry.

Customizable layout: There are many options for customization available through this app. You can choose the Quick Setup option, or you can go through the process of making individual selections about the type of information you'd like to see displayed. There are also other skins available through separate downloads.

Cons

Tough for beginners: This app doesn't have a lot of help for inexperienced users, and it also isn't terribly intuitive to set up. If you have some experience with this type of program, you'll catch on quickly. But this isn't a good option if you're just getting started with media players.

Bottom Line

Foobar2000 is a competent and flexible free media player, and it can handle a lot of content with ease. It may not be the best option for beginners, but its multiple options for customization will quickly make converts out of more experienced users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Gets the job done easily and with little fuss"

June 13, 2015  |  By Mandopicker855

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3.3

Pros

Quick and easy setup

Cons

None that come to mind yet

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3 stars

"It's Good Enough"

May 25, 2015  |  By Bighugs1965

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3.3

Pros

It has pretty good sound and is free. It uses little resources and handles large music libraries quickly and accurately. It has many plugins and the like to suite everyone's needs.

Cons

Learning curve is high due to lack of documentation.
It's aesthetically unappealing (unless you get skins, etc).

Summary

I really don't know what to say about this. I guess if all you want is something that sounds good and is highly customize able, then it's good enough. There are others easier to use and with more native features and sound as good out there. Not to mention look nice and doesn't take a users pamphlet learn it. MusicBee is just one example.

Updated on May 25, 2015

BTW Carl Seagan Died In 1996.

Updated on May 25, 2015

Sorry, I meant Carl Sagan.

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4 stars

"Very Good Music Player"

August 08, 2014  |  By neplusultraomni

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3.3

Pros

Foobar is a music player, so it won't play videos, and therefore replace something like WMP or Winamp. As a music player it is very good. The sound quality is fine. This is a very lightweight player. It uses about 10,000 K of memory versus 60,000 K for WMP or Winamp. The CPU tends to run around 1% versus 5% for the other players. It does what it needs to do without slowing down your PC.

Cons

1) No help files. So you have to learn by playing around with it.

2) I wish it had better DSP plugins like a crystallizer. I downloaded a DSP set of plugins, but since there is no documentation, I'm not sure what some of them do and how to configure them to see if they are worthwhile.

Summary

A great player for music files.

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5 stars

"LOVE IT, SIMPLE EASY!"

May 13, 2014  |  By Edinburgh1

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3

Pros

Very small download. Easy interface, very basic player.Easy to use. No problems.Of course the main object is to play music and FRFEE!

Cons

No cons I am happy to say.

Summary

Been using this for my music for years and years, my last 3 laptops have never used WMP player at all. In face I have never opened WMP on this laptop ever.
The interface is easy and clean, no bells or whistles, justs gets the job with playing music, with no fuss at all.

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5 stars

"Doesn't **** around with ******** you don't need."

April 23, 2014  |  By crystal_dong

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3

Pros

Everything

Cons

Makes all other players look ****

Summary

Player used by Carl Sagan.

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3 stars

"Ok, But I like Many Better"

April 07, 2014  |  By DontWannaKnow

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3

Pros

It's really easy on system resources. It has good sound. You can manage very large libraries with it.It has an ABX plugin and volume matching functions for blind testing purposes. The latter is very useful when determining at what bit-rate a lossy file becomes transparent to the user. It's free.

Cons

It's really ugly. I've been told there are skins to remedy this, but it is a separate download and kind of a hassle.
It sounds very nice but not any better than some others I've tried.
It has a steep learning curve compared to some others also. Most good players DO, but ultimately not worth it IMHO.

Summary

I gave this a fair shot and find it lacking in many ways. That said, It is probably better than 80 percent I have tried. There is almost a cult following of this software, which speaks of it's efficacy. I am not a cultist and prefer to think outside the box, if you will. I prefer MusicBee and that is what I use, but Foobar is not anything to be dismissed lightly. Try it for yourself and don't listen to audiophools. You may find a dream machine, or like me just another media player in a long line of available players

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5 stars

"Best I've ever found"

June 21, 2013  |  By Weissryk

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.2.8

Pros

Highly customizable. Take the time to learn how to drive it,you wont be dissapointed

Cons

NONE!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

Everything I've tried falls short in one way or another,until I found this. Awesome!! I'd happily pay for this.

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4 stars

"Great when you know hoa to work with it!"

April 24, 2013  |  By amirue-san

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.2.5

Pros

haha i spend about 15 minutes to search themes for this new foobar player and the results worth it! If you don't want the plain theme foobar player then search for new one its all around the net and got intruction with it how to install

Cons

not really recommended for people who just want it to be elegant and beautiful at once when they install it

Summary

here if you dont want to search for themes...https://www.google.com.my/search?q=foobar+theme&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb

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5 stars

"Amazing Sound Quality"

March 28, 2013  |  By nishantesh

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.2.3

Pros

Low on system resources Sound Quality of foobar is really mind blowing.Simple interface.

Cons

None so far

Summary

Foobar is music player uses low system resources without compromising on sound quality.U can customize foobar with number of skins available on web.Overall highly recommended music player.

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3 stars

"Music player at its best!"

February 10, 2013  |  By EduCamargo

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.2.2

Pros

Highly customizable, including personal layouts and keyboard shortcuts, lots of configurations without being heavy, great sound, folder monitoring is a breeze, a robust media library and a playlist that allows you to view music the way you want, a great music organizer that never attempts automagic things, powerful tag editing capabilities with support for viewing and even embedding album art, event console, DSP, equalizer, a file converter that works like a charm for your personal purposes, and lots, and lots of other things that others have mentioned. Ah! Secure ripping made easy! And of course, music playing is an invitation to life! It's punchy, it's outrageously gorgeous.

With all this, it's free and light! Even a modest system configuration can run it perfectly!

Thank God we have Foobar to please our ears!

Cons

Someone should be kind and help Peter on making it cross-platform!

Summary



Updated on Feb 10, 2013

Rate was kept at 3.0 stars because the rate system doesn't seem to work with screen reading software.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Peter Pawlowski
Publisher web site http://www.foobar2000.org/
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 1.3.8
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.7MB
File Name foobar2000_v1.3.8.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 340,326
Downloads Last Week 317
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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