One of the best free music players out there

In my opinion, Foobar2000 is the greatest free music player out there. It combines the ease of use, its power to use very little memory, and its many options into one package making it the best. Foobar2000 has the power to play audio formats like: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND. It has gapless playback, Unicode support, an easily customizable user interface, advanced tagging capabilities, support for ripping cds and even transcoding audio formats into other formats, full replay gain support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, and best of all an open component architecture so any third party developer can edit the player itself. The features just listed are a small part of what makes Foobar2000 great, I believe that the best thing about this player is it uses very little of a pc's memory to power it unlike some others. Overall i would recommend Foobar2000 to anyone looking for a small, fast, user friendly music player for free. 


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by Anonymouss (not verified) on 23. September 2010 - 23:55  (58334)

I use Foobar for converting FLAC/APE to mp3 and ABX testing but not as my everyday music player.

I prefer MediaMonkey. It's not the lightest but it's features and layout are to my liking.

by Anonymous on 14. February 2010 - 5:42  (43577)

lol that's stupid, foobar also lets you select 32b decoding like aimp2, but thats not something you have to care for with your integrated soundcard which only lets 16b decoding
besides did you know windows kernel applies some kind of filtering to the music so that it's only 16b? to bypass that foobar has some plugins or use asio

foobar is the actual king: quality, simplicity and not a resource hog
aimp2 comes next
winamp long way down

by Anonymous on 27. July 2009 - 6:09  (25807)
by Anonymous on 12. April 2009 - 15:05  (19728)


Case Closed.

by Anonymous on 31. March 2009 - 12:23  (18980)

Sorry, ver.4 build 107

by Anonymous on 31. March 2009 - 12:22  (18979)

And what about Quintessential Media Player? (v3 build 107 is the best for me). Very small memory usage, good skins and quality of sound (very similar to AIMP and Foobar2000 too)

by Anonymous on 28. March 2009 - 3:51  (18716)

AIMP is the best music player out there. It has 32 bit decoding unlike 16 bit decoding of other music players. Hence the audio quality is awesome. It is free and has several other tools also.

by Anonymous on 5. April 2009 - 11:07  (19321)

Thats True !!! Aimp is the one and great music free music player. That is bundled with some useful tools. Music quality is excellent. Aimp only takes less than 5 mb of your physical memory :D
Here is the website link (Website is in Russian language. You can switch to English).

by Anonymous on 5. April 2009 - 11:11  (19322)
by Anonymous on 23. December 2008 - 14:07  (12335)

Foobar is fantastic!

by Anonymous on 19. December 2008 - 15:33  (12126)

Does it have IPOD support??

by Anonymous on 5. December 2008 - 10:47  (11484)

Foobar2000 looks amazing. I've looked at it for about 7 minutes and I'm astonished and surprised at the same time. But... what holds me back from using this as my default for things is the fact that it DOES take up a lot of memory, but could be less than the average music player. What I, personally, recommend is XMPlay. It hardly takes up any memory whatsoever, and you can even put it in your system tray by right clicking the minimize button; it has dozens upon dozens of plug-ins I believe, and it has very similar features to Winamp.

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But don't get me wrong. I love Foobar's library system. It is beyond amazing. I've never seen anything quite as organized and easy to use.

by Anonymous on 12. January 2009 - 6:26  (13686)

Foobar use very little resource on my machine when minimize. Only 2-3MB with 100 songs in playlist.

by Anonymous on 29. November 2008 - 17:31  (11201)

(1) Foobar2000. This is also my favorite. It really helps to select a good configuration on Foobar2000. I suggest clicking on , , , . This places the artwork from the cover of the album on the player. I never knew you could see any of the album covers at all in Foobar, but apparently you just have to set it up correctly. You can also use the layout editing mode to further move stuff around.

They came out with an updated version today:

(2) I also tried a music player called Teen Spirit, but I didn't like the way it categorized albums. Though, it does add artist artwork; nice touch and it also uses low resources.

(3) AIMP Classic -- nice little music player, but I find it chaotic and difficult to use, even though it has a good library module (probably better than Foobar and Teen Spirit in terms of tracking your favorite songs).

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