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:

  • Updated beta version
  • Added preferences page to adjust priority order of installed decoders.
  • Greatly improved DSP manager dialog.
  • Default User Interface improvements:
    • New toolbar items for switching output modes, ReplayGain modes and DSP presets.
    • Improved status bar: added optional display of selected track count.
    • Reworked Preferences pages; improved options for minimize & close behaviors.
  • Converter improvements:
    • Keeping incomplete/problematic output files is now optional; they're deleted by default.
    • New and improved overwrite prompt dialog.
    • FDK AAC is now among the default presets.
  • ReplayGain scanner improvements:
    • Greatly improved “Apply Gain to File Content” feature, with multi threading and more supported formats.
    • Added command to manually manipulate Opus header gain field for both .opus and Matroska.
    • New Preferences pages.
  • Playlist & Media Library search use a new text-matching algorithm similar to Unicode Asymmetric Search.
  • Cosmetic tweaks; prettier buttons attached to editboxes in various dialogs.
  • Cleaned up Opus header gain manipulation, reported value no longer offseted by 5 dB, made header gain respected when embedded in Matroska container.
  • Amended Matroska tagging, certain rare files that would fail to update before are now taggable.
  • Matroska support improvements, improved seeking performance on files without seektables.
  • Made possible to choose between alternate audio streams in MP4 and Matroska files.
  • Implemented WebM internet stream playback.
  • Compiled using dynamic VC runtime, raising the limit of how many component DLLs can be loaded.
  • Made Album List remember expanded nodes.
  • Raised track count limit for cue sheets from 99 to 999.
  • Integration with Windows 10 Universal Volume Control.
  • Playback controls in taskbar on Windows 7 and newer.
  • Configuration saving now uses transacted NTFS if available.
  • Changed the way playlists and media library data are stored to minimize the amount of rewriting on each app shutdown.
  • Merged networking features from foobar2000 mobile:
    • FTP/FTPES/FTPS reader!
    • Refreshed HTTP/HTTPS reader; added the ability to read remote folder listings.
  • Improved handling of various file formats over HTTP, AIFF and Musepack in particular.
  • More robust M3U/M3U8/PLS playlist handling; shows a warning when trying to save a M3U/PLS file that may not be readable correctly due to international characters.
  • New file format icons.
  • Improved media library search performance.
  • Made various playlist and search result sorting operations use multiple CPU cores.
  • All communication with foobar2000 website (troubleshooter, crash reporting, update checks) is now encrypted.
  • Refreshed File Operations preset management, now stored in a plain text files instead and possible to import/export/edit.
  • Work around for DirectSound audio stutters with Windows 10 1803 (beta 19).
  • Fix implemented for splitter lock bug.
  • Workaround implemented for HTTPS issues on Windows XP.

What's New Beta:

  • Now using libopus v1.3
  • Fixed a bug in Default UI playlist causing poor performance with tens of thousands of items.
  • Fixed incompatibility with certain HTTP servers, causing music files to fail to play from them with "object not seekable" message.
  • Fixed some more Internet radio metadata regressions.
  • Made DSP presets sorted in the toolbar dropdown list.