FooBar2000 – A Music Player and More
Foobar2000 is an amazing media player that provides a lot of features that are not seen in other free players available online. This is one of the major factors that have made FooBar2000 one of the fastest rising freeware this year. It may be a little complicated as it may take a little time to master but I can assure you that once you get the hang of it, you will love and recommend this to Windows users.
FooBar2000 offers a separate section for customizable layouts. Once downloaded, you will be provided with a selection of default themes and color schemes. They offer different ways on how you want the menu bars and the separators to work. I find this feature really cool because you can make it work just like you want to.
On the main window, you will see a feature named “album list”. This is a pop-up window, which allows you to browse your music files using a tree structure. You may also set the preferences for this so you can choose the sorting method if you want to arrange files by artist, album, year, etc.
At first glance, you may feel that FooBar2000 looks very basic because its very easy to navigate and it’s lightweight. But if you look closer, you will discover its long list of features. FooBar2000 support Musepack, AAC, Ogg, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, FLAC/ WavPack, Speex, AIF, CDDA, Matroska nad WMA. These files can then be expanded using “components”, file that are similar to extensions. Because of this, FooBar2000 can work with almost any audio file format you can think of.
Other great features of this freeware include gapless playback (including components to eliminate silence), replay gain (a feature that normalizes the sound volume without you having to physically edit each file) and an 18-band equalizer, one of the best features I’ve seen on a free music player program. FooBar2000 also features a CD ripper and it also has tagging capability as well.
Given all of the features listed above, it is quite obvious that FooBar2000 is working really hard to be the best free music players available online. It is packed with features, lightweight and looks very simple. It is not trying hard to look amazing, it’s just really is. If you want to learn more about FooBar200 or if you want to download this freeware, click here to Download FooBar2000.