foobar2000 1.5.5 / 1.6.0 Beta 4

foobar.pngfoobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include Replay Gain support, a low-memory footprint, and native support for several popular audio formats. Features include open-component architecture, allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player; built-in support for MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, Musepack, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, Speex, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU/SND, CDDA, WMA, Matroska, ALAC, MMS, RSTP, Opus; support through third-party plug-ins; extraction on-the-fly from RAR, 7-Zip and ZIP archives; full Unicode support on Windows NT; efficient handling of large playlists; a highly customizable playlist display; and customizable keyboard shortcuts.

  • Changes in 1.6:
  • Changed system requirements: Windows 7 and a processor with SSE2 instruction set. Windows XP is no longer supported.
  • Default output mode is now WASAPI shared.
  • New fading capability that works with alternate output modes.
  • Default archive reader now supports 7-zip format.
  • Added support for WebP album covers (Default UI, Properties dialog). Settings need to be changed to look for folder.webp instead of folder.jpg.
  • Removed mixer volume sync feature due to bugs.
  • Cleaned up foo_rgscan alter-file-content & alter-opus-header methods.
  • Removed obsolete edit-replaygain-info menu command since Properties dialog does the same now.
  • Added an option to disregard mouse back/forward buttons (by default mapped to previous/next track).
  • Double clicking a line in Properties album art tab now opens a fullsize image viewer.
  • Fileops & Converter: Added alternate handling of invalid filename characters, toggled in Advanced Preferences.
  • Freedb component updated: now queries all configured servers and displays results grouped by server.
  • Updated File Operations & Converter file name pattern picker dialog, now auto selects current pattern on open if possible.
  • CDDA reading no longer requires admin privileges on Windows Server.
  • Updated autoplaylist editing dialogs, made resizable.
  • Standard DSP Array is no longer an optional component, as it's required for new WASAPI output to work correctly. (beta 2)
  • Converter: Added a toggle for encoding thru temp folder to custom command-line encoder setup, required for some encoders that don't support Unicode. (beta 2)
  • Added alternate menu commands for opening Properties dialog with specific tab open, for mapping keyboard shortcuts only (beta 3).
  • Improved recovery from unplugged audio output device (beta 3).

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