Download Foobar2000 1.5.3 for Windows

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About Foobar2000

Editors Review
foobar2000 was one of the darlings of the internet multimedia revolution, and until now it is still among the most interesting and customizable players around, with so many features, skins, themes, and components that can be added, removed, and swapped around at will. The software can be a bit daunting at times, requiring a bit of browsing through tips and wikis to fully understand, but it's a rewarding venture to maximize foobar2000 and get exactly the music library experience you want.
foobar2000 is a freeware music player for Windows that can be heavily customized and have its functionality extended through the use of an SDK.

is a highly customizable music player that includes native support for a large number of popular audio file formats, such as MP3, AAC, OGG, and more. It also features media library organization, with song metadata and files organization.

With an optional component installation, the software can also transcode audio files across a wide variety of supported formats, and can also rip audio CDs. It also allows for gapless playback, ReplayGain, and an extensive library management suite known as PerfectTUNES.

The software is notable for its SDK (software development kit), which allows anyone third-party developers to completely replace its interface, or add new components.

foobar2000 allows for advanced interface editing without advanced knowledge or scripting using the built-in Layout Editing Mode, but through the use of the SDK, or by downloading mods and plugins created by other users, the functionality of the app can be extended even further.

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