Foobar2000

Foobar2000

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 141 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.14a
  • Total Downloads:
    319,124
  • Date Added:
    August 23, 2012
  • File Size:
    3.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    362
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/Server 2003 x86 R2

Editors' Review

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This venerable and free alternative audio player has long been appreciated by hard-core customization enthusiasts, but Foobar2000 isn't just for early adopters or software jukebox fetishists. It doesn't mess with fancy buttons or bright colors, instead preferring a utilitarian, straightforward user interface to let the music speak for itself.

Foobar2000 uses tabs and panels to help the user navigate its plain, but functional, user interface. You can customize the interface using several layout options. Menu options and recognizable command buttons reside at the top of the window. Two panels, each with tabbed menus, reside on the left side of the window. From there, you can view the album list and the properties of a selected artist or song. You'll also find tabs for viewing a spectrogram, a spectrum, and VU meter of music currently being played. The largest panel displays track lists. Using the menu options, we were able to successfully pull music files from a CD, load them into the player, play them without issues, and save them as MP3s or WAVs. You can also display album art, and synchronize with portable players including iPods.

Though we would have liked to have seen a built-in help feature, the program does include a link that takes users to an FAQ page through the publisher's site. Both novice and advanced users will appreciate this program's easy navigation and straightforward style. Although many people might prefer a jukebox that looks more like iTunes, we highly recommend Foobar2000.

 
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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.1.14a
    Version 1.1.14a has corrected a regression that slipped into 1.1.14.
    General
    Publisher Peter Pawlowski
    Publisher web site http://www.foobar2000.org/
    Release Date August 18, 2012
    Date Added August 23, 2012
    Version 1.1.14a
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Media Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 3.62MB
    File Name foobar2000_v1.3.3.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 319,124
    Downloads Last Week 362
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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