Foobar2000

Foobar2000

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 140 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.9.5.3
File Size:
3.62MB
Date Added:
May 28, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
319,124
Downloads Last Week:
362
Product ranking:
#17 in Media Players
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista

Editors' review

Extensive configuration options distinguish Foobar2000 from its competitors. Although most features of the program are not visible in the main window, a long list can be accessed through the main menu and in the Preferences section. Here you can configure, among other things, the display interface, disk writer, and album list, and even limit the CD reading speed.

The powerful equalizer and resampler are particularly impressive. Unfortunately, the program doesn't support the RM audio format, though it supports most others. Foobar2000 is likely to please those looking for a greater measure of control over their audio players.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 140 votes

    • 5 star: 94
    • 4 star: 19
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 19
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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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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