Download.com Shuttlecock
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Foobar2000

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 144 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.10
  • Total Downloads:
    354,826
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    246
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #17 in Media Players

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 118

5 stars

"This is suits me"

November 06, 2015  |  By jatzio

2015-11-06 09:36:10  |  By jatzio

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3.8

Pros

Low memory usage.
Customizable keyboard shotcut with global keys support.
Simple and native user interface (it is customizable too!)
Simple visualization.
Useful DSP's (by your choices).
Media library for organizing music collection.
Album art viewer.

Cons

There are pitch and time alter shifting function in its DSP, but tt would be great if it has rewind function.

Summary

Offers effective and efficient way to enjoy your music while working. No fuss, no memory hogging!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Gets the job done easily and with little fuss"

June 13, 2015  |  By Mandopicker855

2015-06-13 05:18:32  |  By Mandopicker855

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3.3

Pros

Quick and easy setup

Cons

None that come to mind yet

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

3 stars

"It's Good Enough"

May 25, 2015  |  By Bighugs1965

2015-05-25 20:44:14  |  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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Very Good Music Player"

August 08, 2014  |  By neplusultraomni

2014-08-08 12:22:26  |  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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"LOVE IT, SIMPLE EASY!"

May 13, 2014  |  By Edinburgh1

2014-05-13 05:07:47  |  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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

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

April 23, 2014  |  By crystal_dong

2014-04-23 03:08:54  |  By crystal_dong

 |  Version: Foobar2000 1.3

Pros

Everything

Cons

Makes all other players look ****

Summary

Player used by Carl Sagan.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

3 stars

"Ok, But I like Many Better"

April 07, 2014  |  By DontWannaKnow

2014-04-07 17:52:27  |  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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Best I've ever found"

June 21, 2013  |  By Weissryk

2013-06-21 18:39:02  |  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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

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

April 24, 2013  |  By amirue-san

2013-04-24 07:51:51  |  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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Amazing Sound Quality"

March 28, 2013  |  By nishantesh

2013-03-28 19:15:14  |  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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–10 of 118

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Foobar2000
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 1.3.10
  • Fixed writing of empty ID3v2 tags when attempting to remove all attached pictures from files that do not have an ID3v2 tag yet.
  • Added handling of M4A tag “Conductor” metadata value.
  • Fixed crash on too long URLs.
  • Updated Opus decoder to 1.1.1
  • Fixed reading of iTunes “compilation” flag from ID3v2.2 tags as written by default by iTunes.
  • Improved handling of malformed AIFF files.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 3.0
  • Added support for raw AAC files with ID3v2 tags. Note that use of raw AAC format is discouraged, please use MP4/M4A instead.
  • “Add Folder” now accepts multiple selected folders if running Windows Vista or newer.
  • Reverted all shell integration fixes from 1.3.9 and 1.3.10 beta 1. They broke more than they fixed while attempting to work-around an obvious bug in Windows 10.
  • Added an advanced preferences option to override FFmpeg -strict level to allow standard-compliant 7.1 AAC decoding.
  • Added an advanced preferences option to disable media key event processing.
  • Corrected crashing on certain malformed RAR files.
General
Publisher Peter Pawlowski
Publisher web site http://www.foobar2000.org/
Release Date April 04, 2016
Date Added April 15, 2016
Version 1.3.10
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 3.74MB
File Name foobar2000_v1.3.10.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 354,826
Downloads Last Week 246
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Foobar2000

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK