foobar2000 1.3.2 Fileforum Pick

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (3293 votes)


Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP / Freeware / 286,932 downloads

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.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Improved handling of FLAC files with malformed cuesheets

    - Improved ReplayGain scanner performance on CPUs with 8 and more threads

    - Updated FFmpeg to 2.2.1

    - Very old Vorbis files are once again playable

Reviews of foobar2000

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    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.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.1 (Feb 17, 2014)

    pretty good

  3. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3 Beta 5 (Nov 9, 2013)

    This player is devolving into a buggy mess of late. WASAPI still doesn't work properly, streaming on occasion hangs the player and file operations similarly will stall out on large numbers of files.

    I expect better from this player - this is Winamp-style behavior (and that's NO compliment).

    THREE stars.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.2.9 (Sep 25, 2013)


  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.2.9 (Aug 22, 2013)

    excellent, love it!

Discuss foobar2000

  1. Jun 10, 2009 - 9:28 AM

    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. :) :) ;)