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It's a free digital media player for Windows, Apple OS, Android etc.

The benefit of Foobar 2000 over other free media players is that is supports many free plugins.
The bad thing about Foobar is that there is a learning curve to using the UI and installing/using plugins.
 
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It's a free digital media player for Windows, Apple OS, Android etc.

The benefit of Foobar 2000 over other free media players is that is supports many free plugins.
The bad thing about Foobar is that there is a learning curve to using the UI and installing/using plugins.
Thank you!
 
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Foobar2000 so many options that there is a learning curve. On the surface it’s easy, it’s free, you download it and after opening it plays your files.

Though maybe because it’s free there can be some research into finding out all Foobar2000 can do.

One of the most useful is the WASPI plug in. This allows the bypass of the windows audio architecture, if I understand things right? For many it’s a big improvement in sound.

Next is the ability to play multiple file types. These abilities come from searching out the plug-ins and loading them. The great advantage is the fast and simple way of transcoding files to play on other players. Let’s say you have a hi-res 24bit FLAC but want to play it in your IPhone or iPod? Normally people will attempt to get a program for their phone, but with Transcoding you can simply add the converted file to your regular ITunes library and play the files along with your regular library. Apple ITunes also uses a hi-res codec which allows hi-res to be played back. The only bottle-neck would be the iPhone or iPod DAC chip which will top out at 48/16.

Apple hi-res is ALAC with 24 Bit audio at 48Khz, will play on Apple devices but due to the DAC being 48kHz / 16bit that’s what you’ll hear.....though it can be a noticeable improvement though.

NameLast UpdateDescription
2SF Decoder 0.25.5
Tags: decoder, game music, Nintendo DS
2020-09-07This component decodes game music for the Nintendo DS console, as ripped in the .2SF or .MINI2SF formats. ...
7-ZIP Reader 1.12
Tags: archive
2017-02-04This component is made obsolete by foobar2000 version 1.6, which includes 7-zip support in its bundled ...
ABX Comparator 2.0.6d
Tags: ABX, comparator
2020-03-02Performs a double-blind listening test between two tracks.
AC3 decoder 0.9.13
Tags: decoder, DVD audio
2019-02-01This component decodes .AC3 audio files, and streams containing .AC3 format audio in other container ...
AdPlug 1.55
Tags: AdLib, decoder, game music, OPL2
2020-08-09This component decodes several old MSDOS and game formats specific to the AdLib / OPL2 sound chip. This ...
Affix silence 0.0.10
Tags: DSP
2019-02-24Inserts a configurable amount of silence after and/or before each track to help external devices like ...
Album list panel 0.4.0-beta.7
Tags: Columns UI panel, media library viewer
2020-03-14A Columns UI panel version of album list. Allows you to browse your music library in a hierarchical structure.
Alternative ReplayGain 1.0
Tags: DSP, ReplayGain, tagging
2018-08-06Alternative ReplayGain engine. Should be faster as it does not use FFT. Please note that reference frequency ...
ASAP Decoder 5.0.1
Tags: Atari, decoder, game music
2020-01-19Adds decoding support for Atari 8-bit chiptunes in the following formats: SAP, CMC, CM3, CMR, CMS, DMC ...
ASIO support 2.1.2
Tags: output
2012-06-06Provides ASIO output support. ...
Audio CD Writer 3.0.3
Tags: audio cd
2011-02-24Allows you to burn audio CDs from any of supported audio formats, through context menu commands.
Audioscrobbler 1.4.7
Tags: playback statistics
2010-06-04foo_audioscrobbler is a Last.fm/Audioscrobbler component for foobar2000 1.0 ...
Autosave & Autobackup 10
Tags: backup, configuration
2010-09-23Allows periodic automatic saving of configuration and other data in foobar2000 and keeping backup copies ...
Beefweb Remote Control 0.4
Tags: remote control, user interface
2020-02-02Provides web interface and REST-like API for controlling player remotely. ...
Binary Comparator 2.1.5
Tags: comparator, diagnostic
2019-07-08Performs binary comparison between two or more tracks and reports differences.
BPM Analyser 0.2.4.6
Tags: BPM, tagging
2014-06-24A component for automatically analysing the BPM of audio files. ...
Chacon 3
Tags: repair, tagging
2010-04-07Chacon is a simple tool for fixing tags by converting them between different character sets. ...
Classic Properties Dialog 1.1
Tags: tagging
2020-07-23Old Properties dialog from foobar2000 versions older than 1.5 + "Manage attached pictures" dialog. ...
Classic User Interface 1.2
Tags: nostalgia, user interface
2019-04-26The Default User Interface from early foobar2000 versions is back! ...
Columns UI 1.6.0
Tags: user interface
2020-09-03An alternative user interface. ...
Command-Line Decoder Wrapper 0.5.3
Tags: decoder
2018-01-18This component allows you to comfortably play or convert any audio format with a standalone command-line ...
Console panel 1.0.1
Tags: Columns UI panel, diagnostic
2020-04-11A Columns UI panel version of console. Displays diagnostic messages.
Coverflow 0.5.2
Tags: album art, Columns UI panel , Default UI element, media library viewer
2020-05-21foo_chronflow displays a 3D, animated, browsable coverflow view of your library.
De-emphasis postprocessor 0.2
Tags: de-emphasis, DSP
2018-02-09Performs RIAA CD/phono deemphasis eith as a decode postprocessor or selectable DSP. ...
Decoding Speed Test 1.2.5
Tags: diagnostic
2018-07-19Measures decoding speed of audio files.
Deskband Controls 3.7.1
Tags: playback control, user interface
2020-01-18Customizable windows-taskbar deskband.
DevConsole 1.0.4
Tags: diagnostic, nostalgia
2014-02-10Console viewer plugin with extra features for component developers.
Discogs Tagger 2.23
Tags: album art, discogs, tagging
2020-04-11A tagger using the Discogs database (https://www.discogs.com).
Discord Rich Presence 1.2.0
Tags: Discord
2020-01-29Displays information about currently played track via Discord Rich Presence. ...
Dolby Headphone Wrapper 1.4.1
Tags: DSP, headphones
2010-01-22Dolby Headphone technology gives you the sound of a 5.1 surround system through any pair of headphones. ...
DTS decoder 0.6.8
Tags: Blu-ray audio, decoder, DVD audio
2019-02-20This component decodes .DTS and .DTSWAV files, and also decodes DTS and DTS-derived bitstreams in other ...
Dynamic Decoder Info 1.0.52020-04-13Exposes the decoded sample rate, number of channels and bitdepth to components that can only use static ...
EBU R128 Normalizer 1.12
Tags: DSP
2017-02-04This component provides a simple DSP for normalizing audio tracks using a running windowed calculation ...
Effect DSP 0.43
Tags: DSP, echo, pitch-shift, reverb
2020-06-23Includes the following effects: ...
Enhanced Playback Statistics 4.2.1
Tags: last.fm, playback statistics
2019-11-24This component collects and maintains enhanced statistics for played songs; primarily it records the ...
Equalizer split 0.0.1
Tags: DSP
2008-07-12A meta-DSP that feeds each channel into a separate equalizer instance.
External Tags 1.5.10
Tags: tagging
2020-04-10Adds tagging support for non-taggable file formats. The tags can be stored in SQLite database or written ...
Facets 1.0
Tags: Default UI element, media library viewer, search
2011-08-18Media library viewer with linked lists, multiple columns, album art, statistics, and search functions. ...
Fade In/Out DSP 1.0.5
Tags: DSP, fade
2019-10-06Allows adding linear, sine, cosine, or logarithmic shaped fade-in and fade-out effects. ...
Fake Gapless DSP 0.4
Tags: converter, DSP, gapless
2018-01-06Briefly fades track changes to silence to avoid glitches with gapless tracks when encoded with some lossy ...
fdk-aac packet decoder 1.13
Tags: packet decoder
2020-08-30This component replaces the stock input component's AAC decoder with the one from FDK-AAC v2.0.1, to ...
Feature Watcher 1.1.1
Tags: diagnostic
2014-08-09Watches available features and reports changes.
FFmpeg Decoder Wrapper 0.5.5
Tags: decoder
2019-03-14This component allows foobar2000 to read arbitrary file formats via user-supplied ffmpeg.exe and ffprobe.exe.
File Integrity Verifier 1.4
Tags: diagnostic
2020-07-02Checks specified media files for decoding errors. Note that with most formats, its accuracy is limited ...
Foobar2000 Advanced Controls 0.6.7.4
Tags: notifications, playback control, user interface
2011-11-18Control all the playback functions of Foobar2000 from icons on the Taskbar ...
FooSnarl 1.02011-01-15A Snarl notification extension. On playtime events (Play, Pause, Stop) FooSnarl sends your user defined ...
Game Emu Player 1.218
Tags: decoder, game music, Nintendo, Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Sega Mega Drive, Super Famicom, Super Nintendo
2020-08-14This component plays emulated console music formats and logged console music formats. It supports .AY ...
Graphic Equalizer 0.3.7
Tags: DSP
2012-02-05A graphic equalizer featuring ...
GSF Decoder 3.0.19
Tags: decoder, game music, Nintendo Gameboy Advance
2020-02-28This component decodes Gameboy Advance music in the .GSF or .MINIGSF format. The .MINIGSF format requires ...
HDCD decoder 1.19
Tags: decode postprocessor
2017-02-04This component automatically decodes HDCD streams contained in several supported lossless containers ...
Hively Tracker decoder 1.19
Tags: decoder, demoscene
2018-01-14This component decodes .AHX format files, and the advanced derivative format, .HVL. It also came to my ...
Impulse Response Convolver 0.3.3
Tags: DSP
2019-12-16Allows arbitrary effects to be captured and used inside foobar2000.
Infospect 1.0.3
Tags: Default UI element, diagnostic
2008-02-01Displays low level playback information.
iPod manager 0.7.2
Tags: Columns UI panel, portable devices
2020-02-02iPod management component compatible with most Apple iPod and iPhone models. ...
KDM Decoder 1.3
Tags: decoder
2018-01-14Decodes Ken Silverman's .KDM music files.
Keep Queue 0.3.5
Tags: playback control, queue
2010-11-12Prevents the playback queue from being removed when changing song manually, and saves the queue when ...
Kernel Streaming support 1.2.2
Tags: output
2006-08-04Allows bit-exact playback bypassing Windows kernel mixer. Activated through playback / output preferences ...
LHA reader 1.13
Tags: archive
2017-02-04This component unpacks archives in the LHARC/LHA .LHA format, using source code from an old Unix utility ...
Live Show Tagger 0.7.1
Tags: tagging
2010-05-15Tags files from eTree/furthur style text files describing live shows. ...
Logitech LCD Display & Visualization 0.5.5
Tags: display, visualization
2010-11-17A component to display visualisations and track information on a variety of Logitech LCD screens (check ...
Lunar 2 PCM decoder 0.9
Tags: decoder, game music, Sega CD
2018-01-30Decodes the RP*.PCM files from the Lunar: Eternal Blue disc for the Sega CD console. Includes bundled ...
Lyric Show Panel 3 0.5
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, lyrics
2016-03-18A UI element which can download and display both timestamped and text only lyrics. Compatible with both ...
m-TAGS 1.2
Tags: tagging
2018-08-06Support for m-TAGS (http://www.m-tags.org) metadata separation (whereby tags are kept in separate files) ...
Masstagger 1.8.5
Tags: tagging
2019-08-15Automates various tag editing operations.
MathAudio Headphone EQ 1.4.4
Tags: crossfeed, DSP, headphones
2020-08-11- Helps to detect and compensate for the unwanted resonances in high-quality headphones and earphones. ...
MathAudio Room EQ 2.7.7
Tags: DSP
2020-08-11Corrects deficiencies of room acoustics (multipoint compensation). ...
Meier Crossfeed 1.1.1
Tags: crossfeed, DSP, headphones
2018-01-06Software implementation of Meier Audio's natural crossfeed filter. ...
MIDI Player 2.3.6
Tags: decoder, game music, synthesizer
2020-08-30This component decodes General MIDI files (.MID, .MIDI, .RMI, .KAR) and several MIDI based formats. (.MIDS ...
Monkey's Audio Decoder 2.3.1
Tags: decoder
2019-11-20Provides decoding support for Monkey's Audio files (.APE) as well as APE Link files (.APL).
mtpl playlists 1.0
Tags: playlist
2018-08-07An mtpl playlist works like an m3u playlist, but supports folders, playlist in playlist and sub-tracks ...
Multi-formatting Tech Demo 1.0 alpha 2013-04-242013-04-24This component is a tech demo. As such it may not be as stable as a production quality release. ...
MultiResampler 1.1.2
Tags: DSP, resampler
2017-06-01This component contains multiple low latency resamplers, designed for experimental purposes, but may ...
MusicBrainz Tagger 0.4.6
Tags: MusicBrainz, tagging
2020-05-17Allows tagging files using data from MusicBrainz. ...
NCSF Decoder 1.17
Tags: decoder, game music, Nintendo DS
2020-08-05Decodes .NCSF and .MININCSF files, containing Nintendo DS music based on the SDAT/SSEQ format. ...
New Named Playlist 1.02017-03-20Replicates the regular "New playlist" command with a customizable pattern in advanced configuration using ...
No Display Standby 1.1.22018-01-06Disables monitor power saving feature while music is playing. ...
On-Screen Display 1.74
Tags: display
2017-02-04This component provides configurable screen overlays which may be opened with hotkeys, or appear on specific ...
Onewaysync 0.7.0
Tags: automation, playlist export, portable devices
2020-09-06Onewaysync exports playlists and their files to a MP3 player or any other windows path, including MTP ...
OpenMPT component (kode54 fork) 0.5.2
Tags: Amiga, decoder, demoscene, game music
2020-08-31This component decodes modules, or music files combining both samples and sequence data and effects, ...
Oscilloscope (Direct2D) 1.1.0
Tags: Default UI element, visualization
2017-01-07Oscilloscope visualization which uses Direct2D. ...
Pause on Lock 0.82020-02-28This component adds the ability to optionally pause or stop on display lock, and also optionally unpause ...
Play Next 0.2.1
Tags: playback control, queue
2018-01-06Adds the selected track to the beginning of the playback queue to be played next. ...
Playback Statistics 3.0.4
Tags: playback statistics
2020-07-02This component collects and maintains statistics for played songs. ...
Playback Statistics SQL 1.4.3.0
Tags: playback statistics
2009-06-28The plugin tracks unique combinations of artist/album/title items into a SqlServerCe local database.
Playlist Attributes 0.5.5
Tags: playlist
2019-02-02foo_playlist_attributes is a foobar2000 component for assigning various attributes to a playlist. ...
Playlist History 0.1.6
Tags: display, playlist management
2011-05-04foo_playlisthistory enables playlist history in foobar2000, similar to page history in browsers. ...
Playlist Organizer 2.6
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, playlist management
2015-10-13foo_plorg is a simple component that will let your organize your playlists in a treeview fashion. It ...
Playlists Dropdown 0.7.6
Tags: Columns UI panel, playlist management
2009-09-23This component displays the playlists in a dropdown list. Titles of the playlists are configurable and ...
Podcatcher 0.2.5
Tags: Default UI element, podcast
2011-03-12A podcatcher component for subscribing to, downloading, and playing RSS and Atom podcast feeds in foobar2000. ...
Popup Panels 0.1.4
Tags: Columns UI panel host
2012-01-10This component allows displaying ColumnsUI panels in a popup window. ...
Programmable reverb DSP 1.3
Tags: DSP, reverb
2017-02-03This component is loosely based on the Sony PlayStation 1 and 2 reverb engine, based on code from the ...
PSF Decoder 2.2.5
Tags: decoder, game music, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2
2020-02-16This component decodes music files for the Sony Playstation and Playstation 2 game consoles, as ripped ...
QSF Decoder 3.1.1
Tags: decoder, game music, QSound
2019-05-02Decodes game music for arcade machines featuring the QSound sound hardware, in the .QSF or .MINIQSF formats. ...
Queue Contents Editor 0.5.1
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, queue
2012-03-11foo_queuecontents enables the user to edit and view queue contents through an ui element. Both the Default ...
Quick Search Toolbar 3.6
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, Media Library Viewer, search
2015-10-13Basic search toolbar that will send results of the search to a playlist of your choice. Includes various ...
Quick Tagger 1.0.3
Tags: tagging
2010-09-01Adds customizable context menu commands for quickly setting tag fields to preconfigured values (for rating ...
RAM-Disk 1.02012-01-20Creates temporary copies of a group of tracks - for an example, your playlist - in application's memory. ...
Random Pools 0.1.5
Tags: random
2015-04-05foo_random_pools is a foobar2000 component for creating random playlist entries selected and grouped ...
Remove Playing Track 1.22017-03-18Removes the playing track from the playing playlist and optionally advances playback.
Replaygain Override 0.1.3
Tags: playback control
2010-01-14Provides a way to specify which replaygain modes to use for each playback order. Track gain is probably ...
Reverse Player 1.02018-01-09Plays your music backwards. That's all. ...
Run Command 1.12010-01-07Finds and executes menu commands. ...
Run Services 0.3.82018-03-22foo_run runs external applications from within foobar2000
Scheduler 4.19
Tags: automation, scheduler
2020-01-27Adds support for scheduling actions like play, stop, system shutdown/wake up etc.
Seekbox 0.0.3
Tags: playback control
2010-04-21Main menu item that pops up a box for seeking to a particular hh:mm:ss time in the current track.
Shell Link Resolver 1.3.12010-01-07Adds support for shell links (.lnk files). ...
Shorten Decoder 0.4.2.3
Tags: decoder
2014-01-03Adds support for decoding Shorten files and tagging them through external APEv2 tags.
Shpeck 0.3.7
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, emulator, visualization, Winamp
2009-09-28Shpeck runs Winamp visualisation plugins in a stand-alone window, a Columns UI panel or Default UI element. ...
SID Decoder 1.50
Tags: Commodore 128, Commodore 64, decoder, demoscene, game music
2020-02-28This component decodes music files for the Commodore 64 or 128 computers, ripped in the .SID or .MUS ...
SimPlaylist 1.0
Tags: Default UI element, playlist view, search
2011-08-18Playlist view with multiple grouping levels, album art, smooth scrolling, automatic column resizing, ...
SimPlaylist Manager 1.0
Tags: Default UI element, playlist management
2011-08-18Playlist manager with playback status icons, smooth scrolling, and additional statistics. ...
Skip Track 1.29
Tags: bookmark, converter, DSP, playback control, skip
2020-07-10Allows you to skip tracks that match a specified search query. By default the component will skip all ...
Skype playing notifications 0.2
Tags: notifications, Skype
2011-05-21Sends now playing track info to Skype profile mood. ...
Smart Dither DSP 1.0.6
Tags: converter, DSP
2020-01-24TPDF dither DSP that leaves digital silence untouched. ...
SNESAPU input 0.83
Tags: decoder, game music, Super Nintendo
2018-01-30This component provides a faster, if slightly less faithful, SNES music format player, based on the SNESAPU.dll ...
Soft Playlists 2011-02-05
Tags: playlist management
2011-02-05Can create different Last.fm related playlists: ...
Spider Monkey Panel 1.3.1
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element
2020-07-18Allows to use JavaScript to create full-fledged CUI/DUI panels! ...
SQL Tree 2.0.3
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, media library viewer, search
2017-08-09foo_uie_sql_tree is a foobar2000 component for viewing the media library in a tree structure using SQL ...
SQLite Viewer 1.1.0
Tags: media library viewer
2017-08-09foo_sqlite is a foobar2000 component for viewing the contents of the media library and the playlists ...
Sqrsoft Advanced Crossfader 1.0
Tags: crossfade, dsp
2020-08-28This DSP allows you to smart-crossfade 2 tracks. ...
SqrSoft Compressor/Limiter 1.0
Tags: compressor, dsp, dynamics, limiter
2020-08-31This component is based on the model of an analog audio compressor, and will simulate the operation of ...
SRC Resampler 1.0.11
Tags: DSP
2019-11-30Secret Rabbit Code resampler. Uses libsamplerate 0.1.9. ...
SSF/DSF Decoder 2.0.53
Tags: decoder, game music, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn
2020-09-02This component decodes music from the Sega Saturn or Dreamcast consoles, in the .SSF/.MINISSF or .DSF/.MINIDSF ...
Stop After Queue 1.1.1
Tags: playback control, queue
2018-01-06Stops playback at the end of the playback queue. ...
Stop on Current 0.6.1
Tags: playback control
2018-01-06Acts like the built-in "Stop after current" function except playback cursor stays on the current track. ...
Stop on Error 0.6
Tags: playback control
2018-05-06Stops playback after user configurable number of tracks that fail to be decoded. ...
Subwoofer 2.0
Tags: DSP
2018-07-17Extract bass from the source signal using linear phase low-pass filter and send it to the LFE channel. ...
Tag Sanitizer 1.2.1
Tags: tagging
2019-05-21Removes excessive or otherwise unwanted tags from your music files. ...
TagBox 0.212
Tags: tagging
2011-03-11Tag editing UI element and standalone window.
Tagger Panel 1.2.10
Tags: Columns UI panel, tagging
2012-09-09foo_uie_tagger_mod is a foobar2000 component for quick tagging defined metadata fields. It can be used ...
TAK Decoder 0.5.1
Tags: decoder
2020-03-21Adds decoding support for TAK, (T)om's lossless (A)udio (K)ompressor. ...
Telnet Daemon 1.0
Tags: remote control
2016-11-15This component provides an unsecure Telnet based remote control interface for the player. It should not ...
Text Display 1.1 beta 1
Tags: Default UI element
2011-05-29UI Element for the Default User Interface v0.9.5 and newer. Displays information about the playing or ...
Text Tools 1.0.5
Tags: clipboard
2010-09-01Adds customizable context menu commands for copying information about the selected tracks to Windows ...
TFMX decoder 0.11
Tags: Amiga, decoder, demoscene, game music
2018-01-30This component decodes Amiga music in the .TFMX format, optionally with .MDAT or .TFM or .TFX extensions ...
Timebomb 0.0.2
Tags: playback control
2009-12-20Menu item to terminate or stop playback after a configurable period of time.
Title Formatting Sandbox 1.0.32016-12-14Title formatting editor with syntax coloring, code structure view and preview.
Track positioner 1.1
Tags: playlist management
2015-10-04This component provides a new context menu item "place after current playing", that allows you to place ...
Trifield LR→LRC Decoder DSP 1.1.2
Tags: DSP
2018-08-27An implementation of Michael Gerzon's Trifield decoder. ...
TTA Audio Decoder 3.6
Tags: decoder, lossless
2020-02-28This component decodes the True Audio / .TTA lossless compression format. ...
Typefind panel 0.3
Tags: Columns UI panel, search
2016-03-13Provides a Columns UI search bar to search the active playlist.
Unix archive reader 1.10
Tags: archive
2017-02-04This component unpacks archives in several Unix formats, including GZIP .gz, Bzip2 .bz2, and the Tape ...
UPnP MediaRenderer Output 1.3.2
Tags: output, remote control, streaming
2019-06-11This component presents any UPnP MediaRenderer devices present on your home network as foobar2000 output ...
UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Server, Control Point 0.99.49
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, media library viewer, remote control, remote library, streaming
2015-01-13UPnP/DLNA Renderer, Media Server, Control Point ...
USF Decoder 2.3.4
Tags: decoder, game music, Nintendo, Nintendo 64
2019-05-02This component decodes game music from the Nintendo 64 console, as ripped in the .USF or .MINIUSF formats. ...
Utility DSP Array 1.2.2
Tags: DSP
2020-05-06Contains the following utility DSP modules: ...
V2M Decoder 0.2.4
Tags: decoder, demo music
2018-04-14Farbrausch V2 module decoder. ...
vgmstream plugin r1050-3243-gd345fba22020-09-05This component decodes streamed formats from hundreds of game console, PC, and mobile game audio formats. ...
Vocal Exciter DSP 1.0.1
Tags: DSP
2018-01-06Adds harmonically related distortion to high frequencies to give more presence. Based on similarly named ...
Vorbis Streamer 1.1
Tags: DSP, network, streaming, Vorbis
2009-11-18Streams Vorbis and associated metadata to Icecast2 and Shoutcast servers.
WASAPI output support 3.3
Tags: output
2017-06-19Adds Windows Audio Session API exclusive mode output support, allowing bit-exact output and muting all ...
WASAPI shared output 0.6.14
Tags: output
2020-08-04Shared mode WASAPI output for Vista and newer Windows versions. ...
Waveform Minibar (mod) 1.0.37
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element, playback control
2020-08-17Seekbar that shows the waveform of the track. Lighter, fully software implemented version of the original ...
Waveform Seekbar 0.2.45
Tags: Columns UI panel, Default UI element
2014-02-08A user interface element providing a seekbar that displays the waveform of the playing song, compatible ...
Youtube Source 3.6.1
Tags: decoder
2020-05-30This component adds possibility to play Youtube videos and playlists directly by their URL.
ZXTune Player 0.0.7
Tags: Acorn, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari, Commodore 64, decoder, game music, GameBoy, MSX, Nintendo, Sam Coupe, Super Nintendo, TurboGrafX, ZX Spectrum
2017-07-21Player of computer music from ZX Spectrum, Amstrad, Sam Coupe, PC, Amiga, Atari, Acorn, C64, SNES, Nes ...
 
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One of the most useful is the WASPI plug in. This allows the bypass of the windows audio architecture, if I understand things right? For many it’s a big improvement in sound.
While there is a huge benefit to using WASAPI output, being that the sound quality increase drastically by bypassing windows audio (as you already mentioned), it has the negative aspect of completely locking out all other software from using the sound device while music is playing through Foobar.
In some cases, it will introduce instability to other programs trying to use the sound device... but it's easily remedied by closing Foobar.
 
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While there is a huge benefit to using WASAPI output, being that the sound quality increase drastically by bypassing windows audio (as you already mentioned), it has the negative aspect of completely locking out all other software from using the sound device while music is playing through Foobar.
In some cases, it will introduce instability to other programs trying to use the sound device... but it's easily remedied by closing Foobar.
Great point.

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I think for many the program ends of being a file processing tool. The really easy thing to do is called quick convert. You have a muti-channel DTS file but want to play it in 2 channel on an iPod or Walkman the task takes seconds to start up.


1) Highlight you songs on the screen then right click and choose quick convert.

2) At this point you’ll be asked for a file location. Typically before the start of the process a named and created file exists in documents for a location the finished product to stay.

3) After starting the transcoding a screen will show progress and a quality statement will be produced at the end. If a transcoding error occurred you will get a notification.
 
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Great point.

https://www.foobar2000.org/



I think for many the program ends of being a file processing tool. The really easy thing to do is called quick convert. You have a muti-channel DTS file but want to play it in 2 channel on an iPod or Walkman the task takes seconds to start up.


1) Highlight you songs on the screen then right click and choose quick convert.

2) At this point you’ll be asked for a file location. Typically before the start of the process a named and created file exists in documents for a location the finished product will stay.

3) After starting the transcoding a screen will show progress and a quality statement will be produced at the end. If a transcoding error occurred you will get a notification.
Ah forgot about that conversion thing.
It's such a long time since I've used it, but as you say, it's really awsome and one of the best things about Foobar.

Which reminds me - 'batch' editing metadata is another VERY powerful feature that I like in Foobar.
So many other programs force you to edit one file at a time. Foobar you can edit as many as you like at once.
 
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Ah forgot about that conversion thing.
It's such a long time since I've used it, but as you say, it's really awsome and one of the best things about Foobar.

Which reminds me - 'batch' editing metadata is another VERY powerful feature that I like in Foobar.
So many other programs force you to edit one file at a time. Foobar you can edit as many as you like at once.
There are other costly programs that folks use, but I’m not sure there exists anything than does everything Foobar2000 does for free?
 
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Ah forgot about that conversion thing.
It's such a long time since I've used it, but as you say, it's really awsome and one of the best things about Foobar.

Which reminds me - 'batch' editing metadata is another VERY powerful feature that I like in Foobar.
So many other programs force you to edit one file at a time. Foobar you can edit as many as you like at once.
The batch editing is one of my favorite features
 
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I'm listening to SACD rips on foobar2000 Windows right now. I love this player.

There is a version for Android but I don't believe it is really the same player.
 
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