Foobar2000 is freeware and an advanced powerful audio player for the Windows operating systems, with great mix of both basic features that include full Unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats, and advanced services that will be attractive to more seasoned users and music professionals who are requiring little more than just simple audio playback. By showcasing playlists, metadata, cover, and 4 tabs of song listings (Current Playlist, Incoming, Recently Added, Recently Player), users get a very intuitive way of accessing their music collection.
Also, this approach enabled users to resize their player to the size of their choice, never looking consistency and usability. Custom 3rd party skins have taken Foobar2000’s interface, and made it even more accessible and wild, with templates that were crafted for true music lovers and owners of large digital music library
Foobar2000 does need a fair amount of time to tweak and setup, but once you are done you can use it in just about any way you need to manage your media library.
Foobar2000 Key Features
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. It also supports for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
Create and manage playlists
What makes Foobar2000 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.
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.