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.
Reviewing 1.2.6 (May 8, 2013)
Reviewing 1.2.3 Beta 3 (Feb 13, 2013)
I tried to download this, but the site I was sent to wasn't allowed by my security system.
Reviewing 1.2.3 Beta 3 (Feb 12, 2013)
Why is Roj dissing it? Because the primary dev for the WASAPI plugin and the infrastructure it plugs into in the player itself is the same guy. Because it worked flawlessly until the 3.x builds of that plugin. Because it's pretty dumb if the one guy who builds both can't get 'em to work right and manages to break a system that worked for considerable time previously.
It would be a different story if there were two different teams or even individuals working on each aspect of the project and if there were problems before.
There isn't and there weren't.
The buck stops with one individual and he dropped the ball.
We're back to the land of "newer ain't necessarily better and frequently actually isn't".
Reviewing 1.2.3 Beta 3 (Feb 11, 2013)
I'm not sure why roj is slagging the player for a problem with a plugin that is not even packaged with the player itself. That's like complaining about Chrome because The Google team's youtube extension is crap.
The player is and has been one rock solid piece of software. My only gripe is with the tagging. Something had changed a few builds ago and because of that I've had to retag some files.
Reviewing 1.2.2 (Jan 30, 2013)
In my previous review I heaped scathing coals of castigation on the WASAPI plugin. Reverting to the old WASAPI plugin prior to the new so-called host architecture cured the problem. The new WASAPI plugin is a steaming pile of crap. The player remains excellent but that plugin is pure unadulterated garbage that is an insult to any audio buff (I play only flac files through USB out).
THREE stars until it's fixed.
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. :) :) ;)