Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

Features:

  • Audio formats supported: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (requires external commandline encoder executables for different output formats).
  • ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

What's New:

  • 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.
  • Fixed problems with accessing very long file names on network shares.
  • Fixed incorrect display of converter tag transfer option state in the converter setup dialog.
  • Improved compatibility with malformed ID3v2 tags.
  • Added option to prevent hard disk sleep while playing [Advanced Preferences].
  • Fixed performance issues with Matroska file reading (1.3 regression).
  • Fixed Converter problems with ripping CD to single file with chapters (1.3 regression).
  • Added an option to suppress startup dialog about bad last shutdown.
  • RAR unpacker updates:
    • Now using unrar.dll which can be updated easily in the future.
      • Disregard that, unrar.dll is unusable due to bugs and limitations. Now using RAR source directly with own patches, just like previous foobar2000 versions did [beta 4].
    • Added support for RAR5 format.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 2.4.1 [beta 4].
  • Updated FLAC code to the latest git (as of 2014-10-07), with bug fixes and speedups [beta 5].
  • Fixed a very old and very bad Matroska tag writing bug [1.3.4 final].