foobar2000 1.3.4 Beta 1


foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. It features the simplest, most minimalistic interface you'll ever see in this kind of program. Other features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

foobar2000 features:

  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Easily customizable user interface layout.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • Full ReplayGain support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player


  • Fixed problems with accessing very long file names on network shares.
  • Fixed incorrect display of converter tag transfer option state in the converter setup dialog.
  • Improved compatibility with malformed ID3v2 tags.
  • Added option to prevent hard disk sleep while playing [Advanced Preferences].
  • Fixed performance issues with Matroska file reading (1.3 regression).
  • Fixed Converter problems with ripping CD to single file with chapters (1.3 regression).
  • Added an option to suppress startup dialog about bad last shutdown.
  • RAR unpacker updates:
  • Now using unrar.dll which can be updated easily in the future.
  • Added support for RAR5 format.

Download: foobar2000 1.3.4 Beta 1 | 3.6 MB (Freeware)
View: foobar2000 Home Page

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wasn't there once a big foobar customize thread somewhere on neowin where you could see some awesome layouts?
why not include one of this and bring out a custom ver of foobar for everyone.
this looks sadly too basic and 1990ish

plain and simple: shut up, troll

you arent making any sense, you are you reading a tech news website when you are obviously not educated properly tech-wise?

its not about how it looks, its about efficiency
people use Audacity even though its interface hasnt changed a bit over the years
even if Microsoft still forced the Classic Shell theme on modern versions of Windows, people would still use it, because they wouldnt know any better - rulers write standards, winners write history

i could go on more about "why-you-are-not-right" but i dont care, you just need to stop trolling, because you arent making any sense

stop up with your foul language.
any lightweight prog can still made be good looking.
if i see a screenshot like this, or the all time same icons on winrar, i just continue looking away. and many people think like this.
the ram usage would maybe only go up about 50kb or so when using a customized design on foobar.
for example take this one:

looks much better already and is out there for free, like so many others.

mine is like this and it has served me perfectly since 2009, it hasnt crashed once, unless those two times when i installed the milkdrop visualization plugin (which is absolutely useless... unless you are listening to zenonesque while on psilocybin shrooms)

i dont need anything else than this, and i use it less and less, because i rely on youtube or spotify web player

i dont understand why people want it to be "beautiful"

windows 8's start screen is "beautiful" but absolutely useless, gnome 2.x and kde 3.x on the other hand, look like nothing special, but thats all i would ever need if i have to use linux, i'll make it resembe the windows xp shell, but white and with a hide desktop on the right like windows 7 and next to the start menu the 4 dekstop thingie

Foobar has a customizable UI and can look like winamp, windows media player, or anything in between.

Anyway, you're saying use a "better player". Does foobar does a do bad job playing? Or, do you want to say use a better looking by default and less configurable and ultimately worse player?

aruak said,
Hey, How did u make your Skype look like that? Is it a theme/mod?

this is the link to the skype with the new user interface