Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include Replay Gain support, a low-memory footprint, and native support for several popular audio formats. Features include open-component architecture, allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player; built-in support for WAV, AIFF, VOC, AU, SND, Ogg Vorbis, MPC, MP2, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, FLAC, OggFLAC, Monkey’s Audio, WavPack, Speex, CDDA, TFMX, and SPC; support through third-party plug-ins; extraction on-the-fly from RAR; 7-Zip and ZIP archives; full Unicode support on Windows NT; efficient handling of large playlists; a highly customizable playlist display; and customizable keyboard shortcuts.


1.1.8 ChangeLogs:

  • Worked-around a reported security problem with certain WAV files and buggy system codecs.

  • Skip silence DSP improvements.

  • Improved MP3 tag handling (ID3v2) compliance:

    • More compliant WXXX parsing.

    • More compliant ID3v2.4 date handling.

    • Compressed 2.3 tags are now readable.

    • Due to heavy structural changes in relevant code, please watch out for MP3 tagging regressions.

  • Musepack decoding bug fixes. (beta 3)

  • Fixed a converter bug with writing multichapter files. (beta 3)

  • Improved FLAC/Vorbis metadata compatibility with other software. (beta 4, beta 5)

    • Affected fields: “album artist”, “totaltracks”, “totaldiscs”.

    • The old behavior can be restored with an Advanced Preferences switch.

  • Support for playing WebM audio (beta 5)

  • Support for iTunes gapless information in MP3 files (beta 5)