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.
- Fixed FLAC seeking regression from the previous version
- Added support for MP4 DASH files
- Fixed PPHS resampler crash on extreme sample rates
- Fixed missing WavPack mime type handler
- Improved DirectSound output behaviors with low-latency configurations (mainly for new ABX Comparator)
Reviewing 1.3.7 Beta 1 (Dec 23, 2014)
I love foobar2000 but it really needs to come with at least an option of skins upon install like WinAmp does. If you have been driven away by its sparse look and gave up on it here's a skin I'd recommend which will most likely make you appreciate the player:
I also dig this for addon for adding lyrics to files:
Reviewing 1.3.6 (Dec 19, 2014)
if you care MORE about high-quality music player instead of fancy moving themes that waste CPU cycles, then choose foobar2000
foobar2000 for audio player + another program for video player is the way to go!
foobar2000 is very light-weight and doesn't load up tons of junk just to play music
Reviewing 1.3.3 (Jul 27, 2014)
My second choice, it's super versatile and the sound it's pretty good (not as good as AIMP) but it needs a decent equalizer urgently.
Reviewing 1.3.3 (Jul 17, 2014)
Still the BEST, thank you for a GREAT player.
Use it daily to stream radio and music from the Net, works as it should and always did.
Reviewing 1.3.1 (Mar 14, 2014)
Haven't tested the streaming to see if it's better (will leave it running today and will check this evening to see if it managed to retain connectivity to SomaFM) but the addition of the Export function for the error reporting on file integrity checking is enormously appreciated. Also have to check WASAPI with my Logitech USB Z-Cinemas to see if that now works properly as well. It didn't stall out on some 15,000 lossless files across my network either - awesome! Tentative FIVE stars.
Streaming problems I iterated before aparrently solved - the player held tenaciously to SomaFM for well over 12 houts when it previously would inexplicably stop after 45 minutes (DeadBeef on Linux wouldn't falter over the same timeframe). Unfortunately, WASAPI 3.x remains broken with my USB Z=Cinemas where 2.x worked fine. So-called "improvements" should not remove previously available functionality - it seems to be a lesson that many devs today (ranging from Microsoft, GNOME and Mozilla to this one) need to learn.
Downgraded to FOUR stars.
Sooo, that components is PP blocking exactly? This ain't the Foobar forums, because of that fact I don't have to care which foobar denizens get their panties in a bunch (not that I would anyway) and inquiring minds want to know. :) :) ;)