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Editors' Review

by   / August 31, 2014

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.4

  • Fixed drag&drop glitches on Windows 10 with multiple monitors having different pixel densities. Regardless, this is still a bug in Windows 10, not in foobar2000.
  • Fixed Default UI preferences groups & columns drag&drop glitches.
  • Fixed incorrect formatting of written EXTM3U playlists.
  • Fixed incorrect truncation of specific long filenames in File Operations.
  • Fixed unnecessary reopening of remote files being played.
  • Fixed playback marker in playlists not being correctly retained in some conditions.
  • Improved internal IMA ADPCM WAV decoder (fixed rounding errors, fixed incorrect output duration).
  • foobar2000 now refuses to open 24-bit WMA lossless files on Windows 10 - which would otherwise decode incorrectly. You can work around it by feeding WMA files to foo_input_ffmpeg component.

General

Publisher Peter Pawlowski
Publisher web site http://www.foobar2000.org/
Release Date May 07, 2019
Date Added May 09, 2019
Version 1.4.4

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 3.78MB
File Name foobar2000_v1.4.4.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 382,268
Downloads Last Week 68

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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