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Sample interface of one of 0.9.6's layouts
Developed by Peter Pawlowski
Stable release  (2009-03-29; 7 days ago) [+/−]
Preview release beta 1  (2009-03-13; 23 days ago) [+/−]
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP or higher
Type Audio player
License Core: Proprietary

foobar2000 is a freeware audio player for Windows developed by Peter Pawlowski, a former freelance contractor for Nullsoft. It is known for its highly customizable interface. It has many features for metadata support and high-quality audio output. To maximize the audio fidelity of consumer-grade equipment, it provides noise shaping and dithering. It features a number of official and third-party components which add many additional features. While the core is closed source, the author provides an extensive SDK under the BSD license. Since version 0.9.5, foobar2000 supports Windows XP and later releases only. This version features a revamped default interface, with embedded support for album list, album art, spectrum visualization, and some other features and improvements.

Also, Foobar2000 is one of the few programs supporting audio convolution (via an external plugin).

The name foobar is derived from the common placeholder name used in computer programming.


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  • Audio formats supported natively: MP1, MP2, MP3, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA, and more.
  • Full Unicode support.
  • Customizable user interface layout.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation.
  • Gapless playback support
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.[1]

[edit] Features added using optional official components

  • Audio formats supported through official components: APE, ALAC.
  • Playback statistics.
  • Kernel streaming support.
  • ASIO support.
  • WASAPI output support.
  • CD burning support (requires Nero to be installed).[2]

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