foobar2000 is an advanced freeware 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.
Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
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
Full ReplayGain support.
Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
foobar2000 1.1 Release Notes
You can make a fresh portable install in a separate folder for testing purposes, instead of overwriting your existing installation - no changes will be made to your existing install or to your configuration.
Installing over earlier versions
All settings will be carried over when installing over an earlier foobar2000
versions - do not uninstall your earlier version
before installing foobar2000 v1.1.
Note that if you choose to downgrade - install an older version over foobar2000 v1.1, some settings may get lost.
New component installation scheme
Optional components (ones that do not come with foobar2000 installers) are now installed in your foobar2000 profile folder rather than in the foobar2000 installation folder. The benefits from this change are:
The components can be installed/updated/uninstalled by the foobar2000 application through the revised components preferences page.
foobar2000 can now automatically download and install updated versions of components published on the official foobar2000 components site.