Foobar2000 beta 1

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


  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player
  • Audio formats supported "out-of-the-box": WAV, AIFF, VOC, AU, SND, Ogg Vorbis, MPC, MP2, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC
  • Audio formats supported through official addons: FLAC, OggFLAC, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, Speex, CDDA, TFMX, SPC, various MOD types; extraction on-the-fly from RAR, 7-ZIP & ZIP archives
  • Full Unicode support on Windows NT
  • ReplayGain support
  • Low memory footprint, efficient handling of really large playlists
  • Advanced file info processing capabilities (generic file info box and masstagger)
  • Highly customizable playlist display
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Most of standard components are opensourced under BSD license (source included with the SDK)

Download: Foobar2000 beta 1 · 2.8 MB (Freeware)
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I concur with the complaints regarding the learning curve for customization on foobar2000.

What's more, they have stopped supporting the Panels UI component since the early 0.9.5.x builds, which means you'll need to use an older, unsupported version if you're planning on using Panels UI themes (a quick look in deviantart shows that 9 out of 10 popular/attractive themes use Panels UI as opposed to Columns UI).

I totally agree - although its highly customizable and configurable, there's too steep of a learning curve when trying to do just that. There ought to be some pre-configured setups, or a gui with add/remove to simplify the whole process!

I really do not understand why people use foobar, it supports alot of audio formats yes but the only audio format i use is mp3, can someone explain to me what i can gain from windows media player to foobar?