Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
* Reworked UI structure, removed various redundant / rarely used features.
* New: Media Library, replacing old â€œdatabaseâ€ functionality.
* Improved playlist management
* better handling of multiple playlists, native multilevel undo and more.
* Changes in title formatting script (field remappings) to make common operations easier.
* New: Converter, replacing old â€œDiskwriterâ€ component. Includes album image writing (cuesheet creation, direct encoding to MP4 with chapters), preview generation and multi-CPU optimizations. Most popular encoders are supported out-of-the-box; more encoders can be added using generic commandline encoder setup.
* Improved support for specific file formats: faster tag updates with MP3 and FLAC, new native ID3v2 support, rewritten MP4 support now including chapters, rewritten cuesheet handling with improved handling of embedded cuesheets, improved AAC streaming support, and more.
* Various speed optimizations, improved UI responsivity during time-consuming operations; better handling of overkill playlist scripts.
* New: file type associations page in preferences.
* New and improved ReplayGain scanner with proper multichannel support and multi-CPU optimizations; now with option to apply RG adjustment directly to audio data in MP3 files.
* Improved audio CD support, with simple secure ripping functionality.
* Rewritten network code.
* Improved security by replacing various third party libraries with own implementations.
* Various usability improvements.
* Dropped Windows 95/98/ME/NT4 OS support. Windows 2000, XP or newer is now required.