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foobar2000 1.1 Beta introduces automatic updates for components

Foobar2000, the hard-core Swiss-army knife of the Windows music player world, has recently released version 1.1, which introduces a major new feature: Automatic component updates and removal, right from the UI. This is a big deal because Foobar2000 is extremely modular. There are components for just about anything, from playing files directly from within 7z archives, all the way to changing the...

Foobar2000 v1.0 Beta -- holy crap, it's finally here!

Believe it or not, almost 7 years after its initial release, the Foobar2000 v1.0 Beta is finally out, and with it comes a large list of changes. Most of them are much-needed interface fixes, but there is the welcome addition of built-in support for the streaming of Windows Media formats (ASX/MMS/RTSP). Other than that, it's much of the same. Foobar2000, if you were wondering, is a very...

iTunes Alternatives

As the comment section from our recent post about the latest iTunes update shows, not everyone is in love with iTunes. Especially for Windows users, the program can be buggy, hog memory/system resources and it tries to force users to organize and store their music in a certain way (hey, some of us have very specific, if a bit arcane, organizational methods and we don't want iTunes to force us...

Foobar 2000 - alternative audio player for Windows

If you're not happy with your options for playing audio content in Windows, like Windows Media Player, iTunes or WinAmp, you might be interested in trying Foobar 2000. Foobar 2000 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.", although rather than tout it as...