Foobar2000 0.9.5 Final

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.


  • Audio formats supported natively: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA.
  • More audio formats supported through optional components, official or third-party.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Customizable user interface layout (new in version 0.9.5).
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Audio CD ripping support, using the Converter component (*).
  • Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (*).
  • ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

(*) Creation of audio files in various popular formats such as MP3 requires additional encoder binaries not included with foobar2000 installers. See FAQ for Details.

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I love the simplicity of foobar. It has always used the least resources (I get very fascist about the amount of RAM used) and its just a no useless frills media player. It can be changed to suit your needs and it plays the music. For playing music on your PC, IMO, its perfect.

this program, although nice on resources just lacks in interface big time vs something like Winamp LITE (which is all i use for playing MP3 files) cause if they could make foobar more compact (aka like winamp is, the small square) it would be MUCH better then ;)

but as it is... it needs a overhaul of it's interface.

cause for how much screen it takes up that just dont cut it for me since i like the small compact feel of winamp... so when winamp is on top of say a web browser while your browsing the web it barely takes up any screen space vs foobar which takes up a pretty good percentage of the screen etc etc.

when they fix that ill consider using it over winamp lite... until then ill stick with winamp... but atleast they heading in the right direction with it's "liteness" etc etc.

My thoughts are the exact opposite. I hate how Winamp is that tiny little thing when using the Classic skins (which make it open a lot faster than with the more reasonably sized Modern skins). On a 1600x1200 resolution screen it's just freakin' tiny.

Granted, foobar with its default skin doesn't look that great. 0.9.5 looks better but still rather plain and functional (which happens to be pretty much what I want). I ended up installing ColumnsUI on 0.9.5 because it still seems to offer more customization options (for example individual colors for different fields).

Not a fan of the media library and album list though. I just wish I could create a playlist bound to a certain directory that would be updated automatically.

.AlleymaN said,
Wierd, it does for me. Worked throughout the betas too.

Actually it does work after all. I didn't realize the zip and 7z files were different versions.

0.9.5 Changelog

â€Â¢ New Default User Interface
o Allows embedding of Album List and other components in the main window
o Quick setup dialog on first startup allowing easy UI customization
o Theme import/export support for transferring appearance-related settings easily
o Built-in playlist view supports columns and grouping
o New Playlist Search dialog
o Embedded album art support
o New built-in spectrum visualisation
â€Â¢ New Album List component
o Updates automatically with Media Library content changes (“Refresh” command no longer needed)
o Embeddable in the main window
o Supports direct creation of autoplaylists from Album List tree branches
â€Â¢ Properties dialog improvements
o New commands: “Format from Other Fields”, “Capitalize”, “Clean Up”
o Improved “Automatically Fill Values” functionality
o Improved Windows Clipboard interaction - now you can use copy/paste to transfer values between fields or between different sets of tracks
â€Â¢ Converter component improvements
o Replaced “show output directory when done” functionality with a new dialog showing a list of created tracks
o Built-in support for writing AU/SND and AIFF files
o Updated FLAC support - FLAC encoding now requires FLAC encoder 1.2.0 or newer
o Improved handling of hung command-line encoder processes
â€Â¢ Audio format decoding updates
o Updated libFLAC to 1.2.1
o Rewritten support for AU/SND and AIFF audio formats
â€Â¢ New “File Operations” component, for moving, copying and deleting audio files
â€Â¢ Old Masstagger component no longer included with the installer (available for download separately)
â€Â¢ Windows XP or newer is now required

It seems I'm facing some problem when I want to install the new version over the previous one ( I'm getting some "error opening file for writing" pop up indicating that foobar2000.exe cannot be open to modify. Workaround; I rename my old exe and voila. Am I the only one facing this? :confused:

th3rEsa said,
Hella overrated, boring crap...

How can an audio media player application be "boring"? :P

And don't say the default GUI is boring to look at, there are some really great skins out there for this so that's totally irrelevant.

I have never seen any foobar2000 skins which'd look good in any way. :P

A media player can be "boring" compared to my all-time favorite Winamp. There's nothing foobar2000 can do better. Well, except of looking boringly.

Okay, first off, foobar2000 is not boring. It's YOURS. It's yours to customize however you want. I've seen people make really awesome looking skins. The default skin is just that though. How you've gone without seeing some awesome customization is beyond me.

Secondly, if all you need is to play music, then fine. WMP11 is great for all that, I will agree. However, I like foobar in its lightweight usability. Neither side is stupid for using one or the other. Hell, I use both pending on what I want to do.

Lastly, I don't know where you got overrated from, but it's far from that. Hell, I advise WMP11 above everything else, mostly because it's user friendly, as opposed to Foobar which... isn't exactly for the "noobs", so to speak.

th3rEsa said,
I have never seen any foobar2000 skins which'd look good in any way. :P

How hard have you looked, exactly? IMO, Foo AvA looks much better than any Winamp skin I've seen.
th3rEsa said,
A media player can be "boring" compared to my all-time favorite Winamp. There's nothing foobar2000 can do better. Well, except of looking boringly.

I seriously doubt you know any type of programming or anything relating to the inner workings of media players. If you did, you would never say a certain program can do nothing better than another program.

Foobar and Winamp both have their advantages and disadvantages, and I like to use them both, as do a lot of people. There's absolutely no reason for you to go on a Foobar bashing spree and continually compare it to your bestest friend Winamp.

Grow up.

th3rEsa said,
I have never seen any foobar2000 skins which'd look good in any way. :P

There's nothing foobar2000 can do better. Well, except of looking boringly.

apart from sound better than any other media player available for windows!. If using decent hardware, you'd realise you were talking out of your ***.

th3rEsa said,
Wow, what an impressive argumentation!

You're a foobar2000 user, I presume? :P

yes, my reply was as intelligent as you saying "There's nothing foobar2000 can do better. Well, except of looking boringly" ;)

you probably never used foobar, did you ?

I am a programmer, I use DFX for Winamp (crystal sound!) and I tried to use foobar2000 a few times. Should be enough reply? ;)
I just don't want to spend hours to make it look like I want it to...

I've downloaded previous releases of this a couple times. Haven't ever tried it yet!

Maybe now is as good a time as any?