Software Update: Foobar2000 0.9 beta 8

The eighth beta release of version 0.9 of Foobar2000 has just been released. Foobar2000 is a no-frills audio player for the Windows platform. This program can handle a large number of audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, mp3, mpc and aac. Using plugins is to further expand the functionality and support of audio formats. The changelog of this release looks like this:

New features (incomplete):

  • Improved playlist management: all playlists are editable without being active, multiple playlists with the same name, Autoplaylists
  • Field remappings in title format scripts: see Title Format Introduction and Title Format Reference for details
  • Tag merging: combines information from multiple tag formats on the same file
  • ID3v2 support with padding for fast tag updates
  • Cleaned up preferences
  • On-line help system for preferences pages (uses the HA wiki)
  • Playback queue (contents are currently not viewable)
  • Instantaneous volume changes
  • User interface selection: if a new user interface is detected at start-up, you can chose which one to use
  • File type associations editor in preferences
  • Ability to reset individual pages in preferences (if supported by the component that provides the page)
  • Enhanced playlist generator syntax; also used in other components like Autoplaylist (details)


Version number 0.9 beta 8
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website Hydrogen audio forum
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License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)