Software update: foobar2000 1.6 beta 1

Version 1.5.5 of foobar2000 is not even a day out before the first beta of its successor is ready for you. This popular, lightweight music player supports MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Flac, WAV and WMA, among others, and has support for Replay Gain. Furthermore, the player can convert different formats, the program has extensive options to adjust the tags and the interface can be completely customized. In addition, it is possible to change the functionality using plugins expand. The changelog for version 1.6 currently looks like this:

Changes in version 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.

Version number 1.6 beta 1
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website foobar2000
Download https://www.foobar2000.org/?page=Download
License type GPL
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