We’ve talked about freeware media players such as VLC in the past – foobar2000 is another free media player that has often been overlooked in our previous articles. It’s a fully customizable audio player which supports a number of different file formats. One of the great things about foobar2000 is that it does not eat half your system’s resources – the software has very low memory footprint even when a file is being played back.

foobar screenshot 

Core features

  • Audio formats supported natively: MP1, MP2, MP3, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA, and more.
  • Full Unicode support.
  • Customizable user interface layout.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation.
  • Gapless playback support
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.


[Click Here] to download foobar2000 from the official download page. Changelog, readme and other information too can be found here.