foobar2000 For Windows
In a nutshell: Sit back and enjoy all of your favorite songs in high-quality, manage playlists and more with the help of this powerful application #Media player #Audio player #Play audio #Player #Play #Playlist #Playback
Review by Mircea Dragomir on April 7, 2017
What's new in foobar2000 2.1 Preview 2023-10-13:
- Improved behavior if multiple components have the same name. In recent 2.1 builds, neither would get loaded, leading in some cases to completely non-working foobar2000 install.
- Fixed DTS codec info for DTS in Matroska.
- Fixed bug in Media Library preventing previously-unplayable files from being reindexed after installation of new decoders.
There are numerous applications out there that can process media files and turn them into a pleasant way of passing the time. Foobar2000 counts as one of them, trying to simplify and reduce many features for increased compatibility with as many configurations as possible.
Lightweight and easy to use
There is no rocket-science hidden behind the interface. Deploying is done almost instantly, after which you are left to get acquainted with available function, but accommodation is far from being difficult or time-consuming.
Necessary playback options are found in an upper toolbar, with the rest of the space being dedicated to file management. In more technical terms, the application uses an impressively low amount of system resources and little space is taken up on your hard disk drive.
Enhanced sound with various effects
Taking a few moments to go through what the application has to offer, and it has, you manage to stumble upon an 18 band equalizer. Unfortunately, it does not have any presets by default, but you can still create and save your own custom configurations.
Convert files to other formats
The application can pride itself with an integrated feature that lets you change the format of a sound file. Doing so requires you to right-click the desired item and hitting the “Quick Converter” brings up a new window with a list of supported output formats.
Create and manage playlists
What makes it an almost complete application of its kind is the playlist manager. You can simply drag songs you want to play over the main window and have them saved to a list under a custom name. There is no real limit to the number of audio files or playlists you can add.
Furthermore, for enhanced ease of access, integrated hotkey support come in handy when you don't plan to bring up the main window each time a song is changed or volume adjusted. Overall, you can further add to the application's usability by installing various components found all over the Internet.
To end with
All in all, Foobar2000 is a trustworthy application due to its rich feature design, as well as that it uses considerably little system resources to provide flawless quality audio. It is a common media player used today and manages to stay amongst the best of its kind.
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- portable version
- A portable version of this application is available: Portable foobar2000
- runs on:
Windows 10 32/64 bit
Windows Server 2012
Windows 8 32/64 bit
Windows 7 32/64 bit
- file size:
- 5.6 MB
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