foobar2000 v1.6.16 Updated

Special on 13 Jan 2023
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customisable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
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39 comments on foobar2000  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2021-03-12 15:01

I've rolled back the entry to 1.6.4.


giulia 2021-03-12 09:58

1.6.5 IS BETA !!!


Special 2021-03-12 08:10

v1.6.5 is currently "beta" fyi.


Emka 2019-09-21 07:29

v1.4.7 has been pulled down quickly due to bugs, v1.4.8 soon after that


Midas 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: Also available as Viper4Android.


shnbwmn 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.



hamasaki 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.


Emka 2015-12-21 16:25

@hamasaki: Have you posted this on their forums? There's an active community, maybe even the dev responds if it's a bug.


hamasaki 2015-12-21 05:50

Been using it for over a year now and the only glitch I see is with playing random tracks. I have thousands of songs / albums, but for some albums, it only ever appears to select the same track and it never plays antyhing else. Looking at the stats on LastFM confirms this. It`s randomnly selecting the same tracks too many times.


hamasaki 2014-08-06 09:57

For me this is the best music player. Has all the features I need, is fast, reliable and has plenty of customisable options. Excellent.


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