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foobar2000 2.2 Preview 2024-04-15 / 2.1.4

foobar2000 2.2 Preview 2024-04-15 / 2.1.4

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.

This player isn’t just for early adopters or software jukebox fetishists. It doesn’t mess with fancy buttons or bright colors. Instead of to prefer a utilitarian, straightforward user interface it lets the music speak for itself.

foobar2000 uses tabs and panels to help the user navigate its plain, but functional, user interface. You can customize the interface using several layout options. Menu options and recognizable command buttons reside at the top of the window.

Two panels, each with tabbed menus, reside on the left side of the window. From there, you can view the album list and the properties of a selected artist or song.

In foobar2000 you’ll also find tabs for viewing a spectrogram, a spectrum, and VU meter of music currently being played, display album art. Furthermore, you can synchronize it with portable players including iPods.

Main features:

  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND… and more with additional components.
  • Gapless playback.
  • Easily customizable user interface layout.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs
  • Transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • Full ReplayGain support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

Changes in version 2.2 Preview:

  • Implemented Ogg chapter support. Converter can write multichapter Ogg files after disabling Ogg chaining support.
  • New major revision of bitcompare code, improved performance of 64-bit build.
  • Allow local M3U referencing remote M3U to be both read as playlists, prevent HLS reader being used on non-HLS content.
  • Updated File Operations recycle bin detection logic, mitigating lag/lockup occurring for some users.
  • Made network encryption error messages more useful.
  • Stop decoding ADTS AAC when running into APE tags, instead of reporting errors.
  • Report zero-length WAV files as broken.
  • Wine compatibility fixes.

Changes in version 2.1.4:

  • Fixed crash if freedb/gnudb server returns more tracks than asked for (regression since 2.0).
  • Fixed very old and very rare lockup when opening Album List.
  • Some CPU usage optimizations backported from 2.2 series.

Changes in version 2.1.3:

  • Fixed v2.0 regression causing folder watch events to be dropped without triggering full rescan if there’s too many of them pending.
  • Stop decoding ADTS AAC when running into APE tags, instead of reporting errors.
  • ReFacets performance improved.
  • Fixed bugs in MP4 video codec name reporting.
  • Fixed regressions in ASX playlist loader.
  • Some of CPU usage tweaks backported from 2.2 series.

Changes in version 2.1.2:

  • Preferences / Advanced: Fixed bad behavior when pressing space on non-checkbox items.
  • Fixed poor performance of adding lots of items to Playback Queue.
  • Worked around memory leaks in specific graphics drivers with hardware-accelerated visualisations.
  • ReFacets: multi-filter mode is now remembered between runs.
  • Restored correct behavior of Album List selection colors, when dark mode isn’t active.

Homepage – http://www.foobar2000.org

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32-bit, 64-bit).
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019
  • Mac OS 10.11 “El Capitan” or newer.

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