foobar2000 1.3.5

Sit back and enjoy all of your favorite songs in high-quality, manage playlists and more with the help of this powerful application
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.

Reviewed by on July 22nd, 2014

Also available: Portable foobar2000


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
October 29th, 2014, 17:07 GMT
file size:
3.6 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Peter Pawlowski
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / Server 2012
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Audio \ Audio Players
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What's New in This Release:
  • Fixed deadlock when encountering an incomplete multi-part RAR file.
  • Internal changes for the upcoming ABX component update.
  • Added “Show now playing in playlist” menu command (hidden by default, useful mostly for binding shortcuts)
  • Fixed inconsistent capitalization of some menu items.
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Application description

foobar2000 is an advanced yet easy-to-use audio player. The name foobar is derived from a common placeholder name...

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