Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
- 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: Beta:
- Corrected 1.3.12 regression causing certain DSP configurations to crash.
- New utility commands to optimize file layout & minimize file size.
- Improved compatibility with certain internet radio stations.
What's New Final:
- Corrected various 1.3.11 pause regressions.
- Corrected “remove tags” on MP4/M4A files incorrectly showing that the file still has some metadata immediately after the removal.
- Flat equalizer now produces bit identical stream.
- Prevented clobbering of iTunes “Encoding Params” tag on MP4/M4A tag update.
- Now using WavPack5 decoder with support for files larger than 4 gigabytes.
- Updated ZIP archive reader now supports ZIP files larger than 4 gigabytes.
- Added support for Matroska/ALAC files.
- Fixed multichannel ALAC channel order bugs.
- Fixed multichannel WavPack in Matroska.
- Improved handling of various malformed files (Matroska, AAC).
- Made files with extreme sample rates (>200KHz) playable through standard DirectSound output, resampler activated automatically if needed.
- FLAC “Remove tags” no longer erases the “tool” field.
- Reverted 1.3.11 FLAC tag updater tweaks. Removal of padding will be added as a separate feature later.
Software that can be used as an alternative to Foobar 2000: