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After 7 years since it's initial release, my favourite Windows music player, Foobar2000, finally reaches version 1.0 beta.

Foobar2000 1.0 beta changes:

  • New context menu structure - better out-of-the-box layout but less customizable.
  • Built-in support for Windows Media and RTSP streaming.
  • “Edit” menu operates on the currently selected object rather than always on the active playlist.
  • Improved compatibility with multimedia keyboards.
  • Improved, more customizable album art support.
  • Portable installs now remember Media Library paths relatively to the install folder.
  • Reworked Preferences: OK/Cancel/Apply buttons, new layout of standard pages.
  • New options regarding selection viewer behavior.
  • Default User Interface: new pseudo color code system for status bar and playlist view.
  • CD ripping improvements:
    • Results can be now checked against the AccurateRip database on-the-fly.
    • CD-TEXT reading support.
    • Ability to choose individual tracks to rip in the “Rip Audio CD” dialog.


If you are still using a bloated music player such as Winamp, you should really give Foobar2000 a try. Just take a look at these Foobar2000 themes (most are not compatible with the latest Foobar2000 releases, but maybe some designers will create some up to date themes once they see the potential of Foobar2000).

Download Foobar2000 1.0 beta: torrent | direct download

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