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.

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Recently version 1 has been released :slight_smile:

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foobar2000 change log - version 1.0.1

[li] Undecodable tracks now get substituted with 1s of silence to prevent deadlocks with dodgy third-party components.[/li][li] Worked-around bug in Windows 7 with status bar repaint glitches.[/li][li] Windows Media streaming compatibility improvements.[/li][li] Fixed notification area icon being incorrectly shown in certain conditions.[/li][li] Audio format support updates: added support for decoding Wave64 and RF64 formats, added built-in support for writing Wave64 format.[/li][li] Added folder name wildcard matching for album art search.[/li][li] Added a workaround for horribly broken Asus Xonar drivers.[/li][li] Converter: worked-around misbehaviors of command-line encoders when the output file name begins with - or @.[/li][li] Converter: refreshed MP3 encoding configuration dialog.[/li][/ul]




foobar2000 v1.0.2 has been released.

[li] Worked-around a bug in Windows XP causing incorrect rendering of the Properties dialog in 1.0.2.[/li][/ul]
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[B]2010-04-30 - 1.0.3 Released[/B]

[li] Fixed incorrect behaviors with both “cursor follows playback” and “playback follows cursor” enabled.
[/li][li] Improved compatibility with dodgy ASX files written by Windows Media Player.
[/li][li] Fixed notification area icon minimize bugs (again).
[/li][li] Fixed problems with encoding very long audio streams to Vorbis.
[/li][li] Fixed a very rare crash when using the Media Library preferences page.
[/li][li] Various other maintenance updates and bug fixes.
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[B]foobar2000 v1.1 beta 1 [/B]


[li] New component installation and automatic updating functionality.[/li][LIST]
[li] Optional components are now installed into user’s profile folder, allowing different components installed for different users on one system.[/li][/ul]

[li] Entirely new Converter user interface.[/li][li] Reworked appearance of various Preferences pages and other utility dialogs.[/li][li] Improved ID3v2 tag writing standard compliance.[/li][li] Improved Matroska compliance.[/li][/LIST]

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foobar2000 v1.1 beta 3

This update introduces further refinements of the new Converter user interface.


version 1.1.3

foobar2000 change log - version 1.1.3

Fixed crashing on newest AMD processors.


version 1.1.4

Fixed regression: incorrect AAC decoder behaviors introduced in version 1.1.3.


foobar2000 1.1.7 Beta 1

  • Ability to add/remove embedded pictures in media files - currently supports: MP3, MP4, FLAC, WMA, WavPack, Musepack and APE

  • Updated ReplayGain scanning code to the latest version of libebur128


foobar2000 1.1.7 Beta 3

new batch picture attaching functionality, improved external album art loading logic for multi-disc albums.




foobar2000 1.1.7 Beta 5

This is a hotfix release to address beta 4 regression with MP4 tagging


foobar2000 1.1.7 Beta 6

  • Improves MP4 tag handling robustness

  • More properly addresses the beta 4 regression


foobar2000 1.1.7 Final

Ability to add/remove embedded pictures in media files - currently supports: MP3, MP4, FLAC, WMA, WavPack, Musepack, Vorbis and APE.
Improved bitrate reporting accuracy for various audio formats.
Updated ReplayGain scanning code to the latest version of libebur128.


[B]foobar2000 change log - version 1.1.8[/B]

[li] Worked-around a reported security problem with certain WAV files and buggy system codecs.[/li][li] Skip silence DSP improvements.[/li][li] Improved MP3 tag handling (ID3v2) compliance:[/li][LIST]
[li] More compliant WXXX parsing.[/li][li] More compliant ID3v2.4 date handling.[/li][li] Compressed 2.3 tags are now readable.[/li][li] Due to heavy structural changes in relevant code, please watch out for MP3 tagging regressions.[/li][/ul]

[li] Musepack decoding bug fixes. (beta 3)[/li][li] Fixed a converter bug with writing multichapter files. (beta 3)[/li][li] Improved FLAC/Vorbis metadata compatibility with other software. (beta 4, beta 5)[/li][ul]
[li] Affected fields: “album artist”, “totaltracks”, “totaldiscs”.[/li][li] The old behavior can be restored with an Advanced Preferences switch.[/li][/ul]

[li] Support for playing WebM audio (beta 5)[/li][li] Support for iTunes gapless information in MP3 files (beta 5)[/li][/LIST]


[B]foobar2000 - version 1.1.10[/B]

[li] Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) decoding support is now included out-of-the-box, using the newly published Apple library.[/li][li] Fixed WAV handling bugs introduced in 1.1.9.[/li][li] Worked around buggy Asus Xonar drivers, volume control no longer requires toggling specific options in the driver control panel.[/li][li] Various stability fixes.[/li][li] New “about” dialog.[/li][/ul]


[B]foobar2000 change log - version 1.1.11[/B]


[li] Improved built-in crossfading functionality, new fading configuration in Preferences / Output.[/li]

[li] Fading functionality available with built-in DirectSound mode only.[/li][/ul]
[li] New .fb2k-component file type extension for foobar2000 component packages.[/li][li] Fixed some potential security issues.[/li][li] Added type-find in the default playlist view.[/li][li] Added support for album art in APEv2 tags on MP3 files.[/li][li] Fixed more WAV handling bugs.[/li][li] Converter update - now you can restrict specific encoder to run in one thread only.[/li][li] Experimental deadlock detection (beta 2)[/li]

[li] After long periods of apparent UI unresponsiveness, the application will automatically terminate and produce a crash report.[/li][/ul]
[li] Cleaned up advanced preferences for MP3 tagging (beta 2)[/li]

[li] “Force preferred tagging scheme” option gone - use the “MP3 tag types” dialog to convert between different tag types.[/li][/ul]


foobar2000 v1.1.12 beta 5


Fixed Musepack HTTP streaming bugs.

Fixed incorrect MP3 decoder behavior on certain rare files.

Fixed crash reporter dialog crash (duh).

Detection of proxy server settings from Internet Explorer.

Fixed multi-channel FLAC encoding (channel mask now gets preserved).

Fixed multi-channel WavPack decoding (channel mask now gets preserved).

Now possible to use HDCD & DTS decoder components with ALAC.

Changed MP3 tag reading behaviors when multiple tags are present.

ID3v2 content now takes priority over APE and then ID3v1.

Various time-consuming operations such as conversion or ReplayGain-scanning now prevent the computer from automatically going to sleep (opt-out).

Tuned ReplayGain scanner for fast multicore CPU / slow HDD scenarios (beta 4).

Fixed Converter misbehavior on files with misplaced “cuesheet” tags (beta 4).

Improved performance when playing MP3 files from internet HTTP sources (beta 4).

Improved compatibility with Apple’s HFS driver (beta 4).

ID3v2 handling improvements (beta 5):

Fixed TXXX field name sometimes incorrectly written.

No longer possible to write multiple values per ID3v2.3 frame in various scenarios.

COMM frames with a description now show as “COMMENT <description>”.

Certain broken APIC (cover art) frames are now visible.

APEv2 tag writing: relaxed tracknumber/discnumber field content restrictions (beta 5).


foobar2000 1.1.12a

Latest Changes

  • Corrects a regression in 1.1.12 final


foobar2000 1.1.13

  • Fixed ID3v2 regressions from version 1.1.12

  • Fixed playback-getting-stuck bugs with fade-on-track-advance enabled

  • ID3v2 compliance changes: multiple TXXX allowed again, semicolon used for multiple genre separator

  • Changed ID3v2.3 TYER/TDAT handling, now merged into one DATE field formatted as YYYY-MM-DD

  • Fixed incorrect volume control behavior when cycling output methods