At the end of April, foobar2000 released its long-awaited 2.0 version, marking 21 years since its initial launch. With a history dating back to 2002, foobar2000 was developed by a former Winamp member and has consistently provided users with an optimal experience, including support for a variety of advanced codecs.
Similar to Winamp’s earlier versions, foobar2000 offers open component support and boasts a large community, providing a wide array of skins and plugins to satisfy all music playback needs. Despite the shift from local to streaming platforms for music listening, foobar2000 has remained a popular choice for local music playback enthusiasts, and reaching version 2.0 is a notable achievement.
The version 2.0 update includes the following features:
- Now available for x86 32-bit (legacy), x86 64-bit and ARM (ARM64EC).
- Dark mode support on Windows 10 (1809 or newer) and 11.
- Improved performance with large libraries.
- Greatly improved performance of all search operations.
- Added album art in Default User Interface playlist view.
- New UI element: ReFacets, reimplementing most of Facets functionality.
- New audio output device management features – unwanted devices can be disabled, bit depth and DSP can be configured per-device.
- More audio formats supported out of the box: TAK, APE, AC3, DTS.
- Added crossfeed DSP from foobar2000 mobile.
Please note that the Android and iOS versions do not update synchronously with the PC version, so the mobile versions remain at 1.x.
Download link: https://www.foobar2000.org/download