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.
- Fixed writing of empty ID3v2 tags when attempting to remove all attached pictures from files that do not have an ID3v2 tag yet.
- Added handling of M4A tag “Conductor” metadata value.
- Fixed crash on too long URLs.
- Updated Opus decoder to 1.1.1
- Fixed reading of iTunes “compilation” flag from ID3v2.2 tags as written by default by iTunes.
- Improved handling of malformed AIFF files.
- Updated FFmpeg to 3.0
- Added support for raw AAC files with ID3v2 tags. Note that use of raw AAC format is discouraged, please use MP4/M4A instead.
- “Add Folder” now accepts multiple selected folders if running Windows Vista or newer.
- Worked around spurious context menu items in Windows Explorer.
- Reverted all shell integration fixes from 1.3.9 and 1.3.10 beta 1. They broke more than they fixed while attempting to work-around an obvious bug in Windows 10.
- Added an advanced preferences option to override FFmpeg -strict level to allow standard-compliant 7.1 AAC decoding.
- Added an advanced preferences option to disable media key event processing.
- Corrected crashing on certain malformed RAR files.
Software that can be used as an alternative to Foobar 2000: